How A Suite Upgrade Can Make The Hotel Experience Better

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Sometimes it feels like a suite upgrade makes the view better, the room service food tastier, or even the balcony wind breazier. But does a suite upgrade really make an experience better?

I do my best to avoid ordering room service in a hotel. But when I do, the experience is always better in a suite. This is because suites often a have dining table or a table that can be used to eat off of. Nothing worse than eating on your bed or at your work space then trying to sleep or work there later.

A balcony is great. Both for taking in the views or getting some fresh air. I’m not sure why the air is breazier from a suite, but I often find it generally is. I’ve had suites on the second floor all the way up to the top floor, and each time I find it better from a suite.


Sometimes though, I feel as though the extra space in a suite is almost wasted on me. This is absolutely 100% when I’m on a business stay because the Weekly Flyers always enjoy the extra space. I never ask for a space available suite upgrade on a business stay except a couple of times at the W Montreal to finally check out the EWOW suite.

But when I’m on a business trip, a suite is just a big empty room.

Getting a suite upgrade does make the hotel stay experience better in my opinion. For this reason, I generally pick two hotel loyalty programs to achieve top elite level status with in order to receive complimentary or confirmed upgrades.

Do you find suite upgrades make your hotel experience better? And is it always the case?

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  1. Each time at check-in I asked if there was space available upgrades. Then commented on how it would be nice to get upgraded to the eWow suite. I got each of the two eWow suites once over a long period of time. Others who checked in before me got it more times.

  2. Was upgraded to a suite at a Hilton on a recent trip for a wedding. Hotel was on the Gulf of Mexico beach. One trip around the room, and it hit me, “this wasn’t designed for me.”

    First off, open door, walk into bedroom. Convenient, but no view. Down a hallway, kitchenette and sitting room, plus balcony. Fridge, microwave, and no way to make ice. Perfect for a family on vacation, exactly not what I was looking for.

    Not bad, but definitely not designed for me.

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