How to Haggle for Hotel Discounts


You've done endless online searches. You tried to cash in your hotel loyalty points. You even bid on Priceline. But you still can't quite afford that great hotel room. Don't despair. With occupancy rates down more than 8 percent in 2009, hotels are more willing than ever to budge on pricing and throw in extras like spa treatments, suite upgrades and more. All you have to do is ask. We've got 10 tips to help you sweet-talk your way into that ocean-view room. We'll tell you who to contact, when to call, and what to ask for. Let the negotiating begin!