Traveling anytime soon? Here are some clever hotel booking tips and tricks you'll want up your sleeve in any case they might come in handy. Learn them all!


Ask for a corner room, you’ll typically get more square footage for the same price.


Check in at the end of the day. Hotels will know which rooms are available by then and might be able to give you an  upgrade.


If you’re active on rating sites like Yelp, let the front desk know. They’ll work a little harder to make your trip that much better.


Signing up for a hotel’s loyalty program will get you best rates, free Wi-Fi, and access to exclusive events and free nights or free perks with bookings.


Sign up for price drop alerts through 3rd party booking sites.


3rd party booking sites also offer loyalty programs. Hotels.com lets you book 10 nights and get one free.


Follow the rule of “the opposites”: hotels in business districts will have great deals on the weekends, while resort areas will be cheaper during the week.


A Hotel Price Index gives you info on where hotel prices are rising and falling based on bookings made on the website.


Marriott gives guests up to 50,000 bonus points for referrals, as well as 10,000 bonus points for referred guests.


Booking within the cancellation period (usually 24-48 hours in advance) will give you a better chance of getting a room at a lower rate.


Booking a room at a new hotel can lead to lower rates.


Save money and you book your flight and hotel at the same time.