For most of us that frequent hotels, we end up having a couple/few that we really enjoy and maybe even go back to again and again. It might be the hotel staff, the quality or size of the rooms, the tastiness of the food, or the abundance of the amenities that makes us feel like it has a special spot in our travel map. So, what can you do to help that hotel that you enjoy?
One Thing You Can Do To Help Hotels You Like
When it comes to reviews on the internet – for anything – it is always much easier to find reviews that are complaining or pointing out some problem with something than a review that is giving a straightforward, pleasant review. Why is that? For most of us, we stay, we enjoy, and we move on. But, if there is some problem with a property, then we feel like telling everyone about it and even trying to see if there is something we can get for our less-than-perfect experience. 🙂
How To Give Your Favorite Hotels a Boost
Yes, reviews help, especially on sites like TripAdvisor. People still go and search for reviews and many times those reviews help to make their decisions as to where they are going to stay. So, if you leave reviews, keep doing that.
Fill Out Those Surveys!
But, if you want to make sure that the property you enjoyed quite a bit gets a little bit extra recognition for their job, make sure you fill out the hotel review that is sent after your stay! Not all hotels send reviews but if you get one, make sure you fill it out.
I have been guilty of either not seeking them out (spam folder) or ignoring them but was recently told by a manager friend of mine at one of my favorite hotels that those reviews really do help the property quite a bit and they really appreciate you filling them out.
What Good Are the Reviews?
These reviews can help with the hotel’s ranking within the chains portfolio and can also help/be a reflection on the manager when it comes time for a relocation to a new post. If you are an elite hotel member, that also helps your survey to go a long way. It only takes a couple of minutes and it can be a great way to give back to a property and management that has done right by you and given you an exceptional experience.
“My payment should be enough!” I am sure some are thinking that. 🙂 If you are paying the going rate than, yes, that is a good way to support the hotel. But if you are like the many of us that are using points/finding great deals on rates, that positive survey will likely do a lot more for the hotel than your cheap rate.
Do you fill out hotel surveys?