Hilton - getting the best room (RR vs HOUS??)

Discussion in 'Other Hotel Loyalty Programs' started by $CJ, Jul 24, 2007.

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  1. $CJ

    $CJ Member

    Dec 7, 2006
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    Hi,

    I'm looking to get the best chance of getting the best room at the lowest rate:

    ROOM SELECTED AT CHECK-IN (RoomType=RR)
    1 KING BED (RoomType=K1)
    ROOM SELECTED AT CHECK-IN (RoomType=HOUS)

    What's the difference? :)
     

  2. NM

    NM
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    By selecting K1, you at least know you should get a King Bed in the room. The other options depend on hat is available and could be two single beds, two double beds etc, depending on the specific hotel. I always select the bed type if I want something specific.
     
  3. $CJ

    $CJ Member

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    Thanks. I was kinda hoping that going with "Room selected on check in" might give me a choice from the best available inventory, rather than a preselected standard room.

    I faced a similar issue with the cruise.... whether to book a specific cabin or book "cabin in category <x>" :)
     
  4. Mal

    Mal Enthusiast

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    Here's what I did in a similar situation at a Hilton recently.

    2xDouble beds was quite a bit cheaper than a king bed. Don't really care what I end up when travelling by myself, but of course prefer a King.

    Booked the double room, but put a note in to say something like I'm happy with the double, but don't require 2 seperate beds so happy with either that or a another room if it's easier for the hotel.

    The Hotel applied my HH Gold to the booking which has a preferred King Bed. So I ended up in an Upgraded King Room.

    Saved quite a few $ with that, but would have been happy with the double if given.

    So if same price, go for what you want. If cheaper for room chosen at check-in, then go for that if you are happy with a double bed room on the 2nd level facing the laundromat. Although a King could quite easily be in the same location or you could be upgraded to a room that actually matches your profile with HHonors.
     
  5. drron

    drron Enthusiast

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    When travelling in the USA I always book a king bed room but on a rate that can be cancelled without penalty.i then check on the net a few days before arrival.If all room types are still available I will usually swap to the room selected at checkin if it is significantly cheaper and only once did not get my king bed.Unfortunately on one occasion a large group booked to arrive the day before me,the place was full obviously and single beds it was.
     
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