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Savvy senior travelers have an advantage over younger ones, and should always apply it. As you check in at the front desk, ask for any deals that apply to senior guests. Say you’re celebrating an anniversary, birthday, military reunion or other important event.

Or, with your craggy senior face and cheerful demeanor, make up a convincing reason for deserving a better and/or cheaper room. Keep your attitude friendly and polite, and if it isn’t the hotel’s busy season, you may be happily surprised with a balcony room and/or discount from the advertised price. And when you get that $500 hot tub suite for $50 a night, don’t forget to tip the friendly desk clerk $10 or so.

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