Are hotel rooms refundable?

Are hotel rooms refundable?

The prevailing policy for most chains is still fee-free if canceled 24 or 48 hours before the scheduled arrival. But, some hotels are also experimenting with tiered systems that charged higher amounts depending on what day the cancellation is made.

Many hotels still offer customer-friendly policies, including the ability to cancel a room without penalty, often until 6 p.m. on the day of arrival.

Nonrefundable bookings usually can only be canceled under very specific circumstances, unless you’ve purchased more expensive “Cancel for Any Reason” insurance. You can cancel, for example, if you become sick or injured, a family member does the same or if a family member dies.

Cancelation and refund policy for hotels depend on each property or chain and also the location. Cancelation policy is different in Asia and Europe, and it’s different in other parts of the world.

If a guest cancels a booking above 48 hr prior to the date of arrival, in the normal case the full amount is refunded. (depends on the season)
If canceled, within 48-24 hrs time 50-75% will be refunded (If the hotel can get another booking)
If cancellation is on the same day of arrival, refunds may be partial only.
There won’t be any refund if it passed the day.