Hotels are full of secrets they'd rather keep hidden from the guests who stay there , and if you stay at hotels often you'll want to know these secrets so you get your money's worth and they don't get one over on you.
Did you know it only costs most hotels about 30-40 bucks a day to keep a room ready to rent? That cost is the same for hotels big and small, sleazy or swanky, so the hotels that are charging ten times this amount for an average room are just plain ripping people off.
And speaking of ripoffs- the minibar is one of the biggest ripoffs in the hotel game, but minibar charges are also "the most disputed charges on any bill", so fight it properly and you may not have to pay.
If you want to upgrade your experience former hotel manager turned author Jacob Tomsky suggests you tip the front desk agent a $20 and tell them it's a "special occasion", which should land you a better room.
These secrets and more are exposed to the light of day by Jacob Tomsky in this Mental Floss article 10 Hotel Secrets from Behind the Front Desk, use the power wisely!