How to Avoid Hotel Cancellation Fees
Hotels are getting tired of losing money when people who make room reservations either don’t show up or check out a day or more early with no warning. Empty rooms mean lost money. Hotels are only looking for common courtesy from their guests…not the money derived from these cancellation fees.
So if your plans change, let them know! As this trend gains momentum, your best bet is to ask in advance what their last-minute cancellation policies are. Regardless, don’t just not show up.
If your plans change, even at the last minute, call the hotel immediately.
If you’re cancelling due to an unexpected crisis, the company might very well waive the penalty. And if they don’t, write a letter or send an e-mail to the company’s Customer Relations Department explaining the circumstances. They’ll listen. Your business is important to them.