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Get the Most Out of Your Stay with Us
Booking a stay at a hotel, for business or pleasure, can be a simple and rewarding experience when you know what to ask ahead of time. While certain amenities and deals may not pertain to you, undoubtedly there will be a few things you’re looking for during your stay. At The Best Western Siesta Key, we seek to make your stay as enjoyable and comfortable as possible. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have. As a means of quality assurance, create a list (like the one below) of amenities and accommodations you’re hoping to find when you arrive. You can also discover discounts and specific deals just by asking! Here are some great questions to focus on as you choose where, when, and how long you’ll be staying.
Many hotels, including ours, offer discounts for various people. AAA and AARP members receive a special rate when they mention their membership when booking their room. You might also find lower rates for veterans or active-duty military personnel, as well as college students or government workers. Be sure to mention during booking if you’ll be celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or other special event during your stay. Many hotels will offer a lower rate or provide a small gift or service to celebrate you. Group discounts are definitely a thing, too- if you’ll be traveling with enough people to book multiple rooms, for a work conference, family reunion, or any other group event, be sure to say so- a group rate is definitely possible. One final insider tip for procuring discounts: be sure to book through the hotel’s website. The hotel will be more likely to offer a discount and to honor other requests for their direct-booking guests.
Another great way to make the most of your hotel stay is to ask about current deals or specials that the hotel is offering. For example, right now we’re offering a multi-day stay reduced rate for guests who stay with us for 3 or more days. Many hotel chains offer rewards programs for loyal customers, so build up a history with a particular chain and reap the rewards the more often you stay with them. Finally, talk to your hotel staff about local passes and discounts. Many hotels do their part to promote local businesses by offering free or discounted passes to local attractions, restaurants and shops. Take advantage of these deals just by asking your front desk hotel representative.
No doubt whatever your reason for travel, your particular situation will be more comfortable if certain aspects of your stay are accommodated. Asking a few particular questions before booking your stay can ensure that you pack appropriately, plan your spending, and schedule your time wisely. For families, this might mean checking to see that the pool is open (and during which hours), the wifi works in each room, and there is available laundry service. Business travelers will confirm a working business center, dry cleaning service, and reliable parking. Vacationers might want to know what amenities are available in the fitness center and what sort of shuttle service is offered (ours is free with tips to take you anywhere on Siesta Key!). And of course, everyone will want to hear about the offerings at our complimentary breakfast. Don’t hesitate to ask if you’re looking for something particular, and definitely don’t assume that a hotel will have what you’re looking for. Planning ahead will make your stay that much more comfortable.
Travel with the assurance that you won’t have too many surprises, at least not from your hotel accommodations. Most hotels, including The Best Western Siesta Key, want to make your stay as comfortable as possible. As such, we’re always happy to answer questions, promote discounts, and help you find the best deal possible. Whatever you’re looking for in your next travel adventure, just ask! You’ll find that our friendly staff is always working hard to give you an amazing experience.