Ask and you might receive
Don’t be shy to ask for an upgrade or a room with a view. If the hotel is under booked they might be willing to oblige especially if you are staying for more than a few days. The worst they can say is no.
Don’t take the stairs
Ask for a room close to the elevators, it will cut down the amount of walking you have to do each day. If the hotel does not have an elevator, ask for a ground floor room. If no ground floor rooms are available ask for assistance in getting your luggage up the stairs.
If you’re a non-smoker ask for a room on a non-smoking floor. Non-smoking rooms on smoking floors are still susceptible to smoke seeping through the air conditioning vents.
Buy your own alcohol and snacks to avoid the high prices of the mini bar. Stock up at a local supermarket or convenience store. Take advantage of happy hour at the hotel bar.
In-room wi-fi internet charges can be very expensive. Some hotels offer free wi-fi in the lobby or bar areas. If the hotel offers no free internet, many cafés and coffee houses offer free wi-fi with any purchase.