01.14.2019

The secret to getting a hotel room upgrade? Ask for it

The secret to getting a hotel room upgrade? Ask for it Roger T. Schmidt/Photographer's Choice/Getty Images

When it comes to a hotel room upgrade, ask and you shall receive. 

That's right, a polite request can sometimes do the trick, which surprises frequent guests like Allan Jordan. It might surprise you, too. 

After all, for years everyone thought the color of your loyalty card determined the chance of a hotel room upgrade. And while status still can make a difference, there's a new rule in effect for anyone who wants a better room: You get what you negotiate.

For the full story, visit USAToday.com/Travel/Advice.