We all what the best room, but sometimes we have to settle for the one our budget can afford. However, there is still ways to tilt the balance in your favor:
1-Do your homework on the location (where is the hotel in relation to attractions, sea, types of rooms, amenities)
2-Early reservations give you access to a wider variety of rooms
3-Booking through a travel agency can make it simpler to spot the best room, just ask for it. Agents are usually knowledgeable enough to locate it.
4-Avoid the area close to the elevators or above the kitchen
5-Ask your referent for specific room numbers or floors to target or avoid
6-Dress nicely when you check in, you can always get breakfast in your shorts the next morning (same applies to plane upgrades)
7-It’s easier to get upgrade as a single than a family
8-Single rooms are often in demand, and renouncing your single to sleep by yourself in a huge king size bed might get you into a higher grade
9-Before unpacking, check your room. View, cleanliness, sheets, shower, noises, neighbors: any worries, tell the reception
10-Smile, stay calm, and show gratitude whatever the outcome of your request, you can always volunteer to be swapped during your stay if the occasion arises.