30 Secrets About Hotels That Will Shock You

29. Overbooking Isn’t the End of the World


Hotels get a little upset that a high amount of people don’t actually show up to their reservation, and the average rate of no-shows is a surprising 10 percent. Because of this, hotels tend to book 10 percent more than the rooms that they actually have. If you happen to show up a little late and the hotel is overbooked, it’s not a huge deal. Instead, the hotel will end up paying for your room at a similar hotel, so this is an advantage of staying at a big chain that has other buildings in the area. You might even score an upgrade for the inconvenience.