A How-To Guide on Free Hotel Wifi Upgrades

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How to Get Free In-Room WiFi Upgrades at Any Hotel

It may be the 21st century, but that doesn 't mean According to a Hotel Chatter survey, 36% of hotels still charge for WiFi access. Even those with "free" WiFi charge if you want to access the internet from your room. No-charge access is often restricted to lobbies and business centers. Do you really want to binge-watch Netflix in the hotel lobby?

In reality, few hotels offer high-speed in-room WiFi for free. Some hotels offer in-room WiFi at lower speeds for all guests or for those guests that are part of a loyalty or rewards program. For high-speed connections, guests pay a fee. Sometimes, resort properties incorporate high-speed WiFi into a resort fee whether you access the network or not.

When Should You Ask for an Upgrade?

If you want high-speed internet, you have to ask for it. If you want it for free, you need to ask before you arrive. Depending on their network and pricing schedule, some hotels may not allow staff to comp high-speed in-room WiFi. It's even harder if you want upgrades during peak tourist season. So how do you ask for

How Do You Ask for Free Hotel WiFi?

Upgrade requests should be in writing and addressed to the hotel's general manager. Calling the property connects you with a customer service representative or front desk staff. Neither of these groups can grant an upgrade request. The following steps outline how to request a free upgrade to a hotel's premium WiFi.

  1. Find the hotel 's general manager's name. Searching the internet for a general manager's name can take hours. You can try contacting the property, but many no longer give out that information. You can call the property directly and ask to speak to the general manager. You may be transferred to voicemail or asked to leave a message. Being able to speak directly to the general manager is unlikely.
  2. Find the contact information for the general manager. Once you have the general manager's name, you need to find the contact information. You can send an upgrade letter using the hotel address, but if you're looking at an international hotel, snail mail may take too long. Email is another option, as is a direct number if they are posted online. No matter what method is used, it will take time to find the information.
  3. Contact the general manager. You can try to speak with the general manager over the phone. Who knows, you could be lucky? Otherwise, the process may turn into a game of phone tag. Email is another option, but you'll need to confirm the email address if you want to ensure it is received.
  4. Send a follow-up letter or email. You will need to send a letter or email confirming the upgrade, no matter how the contact was made. The letter should include a thank you for the upgrade and be polished and professional.

Unfortunately, you may have to contact the general manager multiple times before receiving a response.

Asking for Free Hotel WiFi with DoNotPay

If you want a hotel upgrade but you don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered in four easy steps:

  1. Enter the name of the hotel you're staying at, including the location.
  2. Tell us the dates of your stay, who you're staying with, whether it's your first time, and whether you're a loyalty rewards member at the hotel.
  3. Tell us if it's a special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) and any specific upgrades you want to request.
  4. Tell us your current room and confirmation number.

With DoNotPay, there are no internet searches to find the general manager's name and contact information. You don't have to agonize over writing an upgrade letter or using the right tone to ensure a positive response. Just complete the form and let DoNotPay do the rest.

What About Other Hotel Upgrades?

DoNotPay offers upgrade services for a range of hotel products and services. For example, they can help with:

Why not get the most out of your next hotel story? Let DoNotPay help you get an upgrade.

Why Should You Use DoNotPay?

DoNotPay is an online service that takes the work out of many routine tasks. With a few clicks of a button, you can get free WiFi or a room upgradehttps://donotpay.com/learn/american-express-hotel-upgrades/. Maybe you want a free spa day or a free bottle of wine with dinner. With DoNotPay, those requests are possible because the service is:

  • Fast. It only takes minutes to complete a form instead of hours trying to track down what's needed to do it yourself.
  • Safe. The online service is safe. Information is retained in compliance with existing privacy laws and uses cloud-based technologies for added security.
  • Easy to use. DoNotPay offers a broad range of services to help consumers get more out of life. Just find the category on the website and search for the specific location or industry. The results are as easy to get as a click of a button.

With DoNotPay's wide range of services, you can leave the pesky paperwork tasks to them.

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