Today, Roxy is talking the topic of hotel availability. Got a hotel question?
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I used one of the online services for a room on an overnight with one of the well-known sites — tried to book a room at the best option & the site said “no rooms available” on our date. Friend’s hubby booked at another chain and when we got there — it was HORRIBLE. And I mean HORRIBLE. The outside looked like a prison, there was no lobby… and the sign outside said “Welcome fishermen and construction crews.”
We drove less than a mile back down the street, walked into the hotel I originally wanted and asked if they had any rooms available. Turned out the place was half empty and we got exactly what we wanted.
Why did we have to deal with all this hassle, and how can we avoid it next time?
Marci D. in Canandaigua, New York
So, you didn’t get what you wanted originally…but in the end you did. I hope that didn’t sour your opinion on that hotel, Marci.
Sometimes things happen that are out of the hotel’s control. Like what? Well, maybe they had a block of rooms reserved for a wedding but the groom ran off with the maid of (dis)honor. Maybe they had a soccer team booked but the only minivan left in town broke down. (Yeah, I know, like that would happen!) More likely is the idea that the amount of rooms they allocated to be sold on that site had been filled and more inventory wasn’t added.
Read the rest of the reply to Marci here.