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Hotel Cancellation Guide

How to Cancel a Hotel Room

We’re in the business of saving you money and we take this mission very seriously. If your travel plans change and your hotel is willing to give you a full refund for the reservation, this option is always ideal. That said, no matter what the cancellation policy is for your specific reservation, you always have options in the event that you need to cancel it.

Below, we look at various avenues available to you if you need a refund or cancellation on your hotel reservation.

1. Get a refund

  • Contact the hotel or booking agency directly to see if they are willing to accommodate you and issue a refund. If so, you’re all set!

    This is obviously the best option, as it guarantees the largest possible return on lost money. Usually, this option is available until a certain number of hours before checking in; do your homework ahead of time so you can take advantage of this!


2. Accept your losses

  • Roll with the punches and perhaps make up for the financial loss by cutting back a bit in other areas of your budget, such as food and clothing.
  • Depending on the price of your hotel room, cancelling your hotel reservation without a refund could be a hefty setback. Thus, we do NOT advise this option unless you have no other choice.


3. Sell your hotel reservation on Roomer

  • When you can’t get a refund and you don’t want to lose all of your money, selling your hotel reservation on Roomer is your best option. This assures that you recuperate at least some of the money lost, while providing another person with a hotel reservation at a reduced price.
  • Keep in mind: listing your reservation for sale at a competitive price yields your best chance of actually selling your hotel reservation and recovering some of your money.
Learn more about the benefits of selling your hotel room reservation.