“This myth links back to receiving an upgrade for celebrating a special occasion: The more you communicate ahead of time, the more likely you are to get that upgrade,” says Miller. However, he says, there are certain times of the day you might be less likely to get an upgrade.
“Don’t rock up to the desk Sunday at 12pm at a city hotel and request one, as everyone wants a late check out at that time,” he says. “The best times really depend on the location of the hotel.” If it’s a hotel for business travelers, it might be busy during the week and emptier on weekends. If it’s a hotel primarily for vacationers, it might be more seasonally dependent than day-to-day. “Remember that Saturdays are often change-over days and when lots of groups come in for holiday stays, package holidays, and so forth,” he adds.
Think it over, and plan your hotel room upgrade request accordingly.