By Andrea Romano
May 07, 2018

Travelers are always looking for tricks to get the most out of their vacation budgets.

While surprise free upgrades are always nice, you can’t rely on luck to make sure you’re getting the best deal on your hotel stay. This is why lots of travelers find clever ways to maximize their hard-earned cash.

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For instance, many vacationers have experienced paying top dollar for a hotel room that looked better on the website than it did upon arrival. Of course, travelers can always pay higher rates for bigger suites with better views, but who wants to do that?

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There is one way you can guarantee yourself an extra spacious room without extra fees: Ask for a corner room.

According to the Daily Mail, because of the way many hotels are built, corner rooms end up being slightly larger than other rooms without technically being categorized as fancier luxury suites. In other words, those guests in the corner rooms paid less per square foot than the ones in the middle of the hallway.

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Plus, asking the front desk for a corner room is a much more polite (and reasonable) option than asking for a free upgrade — as long as the hotel isn’t overbooked.