11 important questions to ask when booking a hotel room

Planning a trip and booking a hotel room? Make sure to ask these questions when you’re booking your hotel room. A great start is to check out hotel ratings and reviews on YP.ca, but you can also ask these questions while researching or booking a hotel and compare their answers to these key questions. [Photo credit: iStock.com/AZemdega]

11 important questions to ask when booking a hotel room

The most important questions to ask when you’re booking a hotel room:

  1. Does the price include all fees and taxes?
  2. What’s included in the price? Breakfast? Wi-Fi? Lounge access? Business centre access? Parking?
  3. Is there a way to get a better rate?
  4. Do you have a rewards program? Can I register for it on arrival and have my stay credited to the program?
  5. Can you tell me where in the hotel my room will be located? What will the view be?
  6. Are there any major events taking place at or near the hotel during my stay?
  7. How close is the hotel to shopping, restaurants, public transport and attractions?
  8. What are the check-in and check-out times?
  9. Do you offer pick-up or drop-off service, or other transportation/shuttle services?
  10. Do you have smoking/non-smoking floors in the hotel?
  11. What are the dining options in the hotel? What are the hours for room service?
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