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How to Make Three Star Hotels Feel Like Five Star Resorts

Want that 5-star experience, but don’t have the cash to afford it? We'll show you how to live champagne dreams on a beer budget.

Sometimes you have to be a baller on a budget, and in these shaky economic times there’s no shame in being fiscally responsible – heck, it’s expected. We here at Skyscanner want to make sure you get the best out of every dollar, so check out these simple tips to make any hotel feel like a five-star resort.

1. Book a package

Many times hotels have special package deals that will include a dining credit, attraction tickets, or more. Take advantage and treat yourself!

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2. Utilize the spa

No matter if your hotel is a 3 star, 4 star, or a 5 star, hotel spas are almost always a welcome respite from the craziness of the world. Get away from it all with some pampering that will make you feel like a million dollars!

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3. Location, location, location

A beachfront three-star hotel trumps a five-star spot a few streets away any day of the week.

4. Upgrades Anyone?

Upgrading to a luxurious suite will give you all the feeling of a five-star resort at a fraction of the cost. Even if a nice large suite isn’t available ask for one with a hot tub tub, as many hotels have regular rooms with hot tub tubs available.

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Check this out: 6 ways to get yourself free hotel upgrades

5. Bring your own luxury linens

Not a fan of the hotel bedspreads? Bring your own! Not only will they be high quality but it will feel like home!

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6. Candles can make anything fancy

High quality candles can not only make the lighting extra sexy, but can make any room smell amazing.

7. Strategic Room Placement

A room away from the elevator, on a top floor, and with a view can make any room amazing.

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8. Pack a Picnic Basket

Not all hotels have five-star room service. But packing your favorite foods can alleviate those issues!

9. Booze it Up!

Wine and liquor and beer can make any trip fun! Just don’t drink in the hot tub!

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10. Bring Your Own Robe

A soft and comfortable robe is the perfect thing to lounge in no matter if you’re in a 3 star hotel or a 5 star resort. Plus if you take it home you won’t be charged big bucks!

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