Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Late Check-Out Tip

Here's a little trick that Tandori pulled off during our recent stay at the Ihilani Resort in Oahu: The morning of our checkout, he called the front desk to ask for a late checkout. But instead of immediately making the request, he first inquired about our total for the five-day stay. The reason? We had spent a large sum of money during our stay and he wanted to gently remind the front desk clerk of our out-sized bill before responding to our request for a 2PM checkout. We received the late checkout.

Now it may have been a coincidence and he may have given us the 2PM checkout anyways, but when our friends made their request, they were only given till 1PM. Presumably this tip only applies if you actually spent a large sum of money. Booking your hotel at a steep discount on Hotwire and taking full advantage of their free continental breakfast probably won't get you much.

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