Personnel that serve in the United State Military often have to travel. Either between duty station and their home, or on vacation, or even on duty while in a foreign land on assignment. Sometimes if stationed stateside a member of the military will have to travel and stay overnight where military related or base housing is not available. When this is the case, one of the benefits that some military members do not realize is that they often qualify for discounted or reduced rate lodging.
It can be hard to locate housing on the road that is decent. And if decent housing is forthcoming, many times it can be very expensive at times on the road. But sometimes it can be a good thing to be in the military, as it can create a discount if the location you choose to stay has such a program. As a member of the military, it can be possible to find housing for a discount, but its good to do your homework ahead of time. Not all hotels and motel chains, or even individual locations have these types of programs, but several major chains do. Sometimes the savings can be significant, as low as $25 dollars a night. Many hotels, motels and most inns in the United States offer discounted housing for military personnel, especially to Servicemembers in Uniform. The reasons for this vary but many times the owners and managers of these types of establishments realized that our personnel have a urgent need to travel for their duty, and they want to acquire and keep a portion of the United States Military Travel business. One of the best ways of doing this is making their facilities and services attractive for the members and Servicemembers out in the field. The discounts that are offered to Military Servicemembers vary, and sometimes it is not as substantial than other times, but it is almost always worth asking.
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Some hoteliers will quickly knock off 5 ? 15 % that is ?discretionary? if you seem like you are about to go somewhere else, so sometimes its also good to be creatively assertive. Once in a great while, because of the needs of the hotel, a hotel will upgrade a military Servicemember or group of military personnel into a higher quality room or rooms, or even sometimes a suite of rooms.