You don’t want to feel taken advantage of at a hotel. A poor experience, whether because of the price or the actual hotel, can make you feel terrible. Rather than running into problems at a hotel, follow this article’s advice for a great stay.

Use online travel sites, such as Expedia and Orbitz, to find the best prices at the hotels you want to stay at. Join the loyalty program for any hotel chain that you love and believe you’ll stay with often. If you have a membership in any other organization, put that down as well.

Search for the best deals in hotels online before making reservations. Most of the time, people you speak with over the phone won’t mention any discounts possibly available to you. It is your responsibility to find any available discounts. Use websites such as Jetsetter, SniqueAway or RueLaLaTravel.

Know the hotel’s check-in time. Sometimes …