Travel Secrets From the Real Pros: Moms
What to pack and plan -- 15 travel tips from moms!
Look into suites and junior suites if you have more than two kids. Many of them have small kitchens so you can save money by preparing meals in the room. Hawthorne Suites, Marriotts, and Hilton Hotels usually offer larger rooms that are great for families.
If you need to have a fee waived (one you didn't notice before) or have a problem with a room rate, wait until the last minute to negotiate with a hotel manager. By then, he won't want to lose the room and will be more willing to comply.
Call the hotel manager directly -- don't call 1-800 numbers.
Ask for an upgrade instead of a price cut. You'll be more likely to get your way.
Ask for a bigger room. Hotels always have larger rooms that are reserved for disabled guests. Ask if you can have that room, but make sure you're not taking it from someone that really needs it.