Old Aug 24, 06, 9:52 am
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Originally Posted by BOGO
I have walked into hotels and asked for the price of their cheapest room for the night ...even though I already had a reservation. If the rate was cheaper than my reserved rate, I tell them that I already have a reservation, but that I would like my rate adjusted. In more than one occasion, I have been able to save a few dollars. It works better when occupancy is low, but it doesn't hurt to ask.
Years ago that would occasionally work. Today most hotels are setting occupancy records and have no reason to quote low last minute rates (they are very aware walk-ins having reservations do what you said). They can do Priceline for any low last minute rates.

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