One of the biggest complaints about accommodations no matter where people travel is in regard to unexpected fees, one of which is wifi. After all, its free in restaurants, other hotels, in airports, and in so many other desensitization, why should we have to pay for it? Unexpected fees are annoying, especially after you have already used the service expecting that it was free. So how do you avoid these unexpected fees during your next stay? Know before you book and what to watch for when you travel and you can avoid fees. Here are some helpful tips for your next stay.
- If your wifi isn’t free in your room:
- Go to the lobby. Most often, to encourage travelers to stay, hotels will offer a free public wifi in the lobby or other outdoor areas.
- Go out to eat and take advantage of free wifi elsewhere.
- Find another hotel.
- Dont check in early before you ask if there are fees associated with this. Likely you will be able to at least store your bags for free until you check in if there are fees.
- Don’t touch the minibar. Most minibars now use sensors to determine if something is taken. Many travelers find themselves paying 5$ for a bag of chips that you just looked at. Avoid this by simply not touching.
- Use your cell and skip the phone. Many hotels will charge you for every phone call aside from the front desk, local or not. Avoid the fees and don’t pick up that phone.
- The best way to avoid any fees is by simply being aware of what is and is not included and being careful to look at all charges upon check out.
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