Make reservations as far in advance as possible, especially for May, June, September, and October. Calling directly works, but booking online may be the easiest way to make contact, because hotel staff are more likely to read English than understand it over the phone. Specify arrival and departure dates, room size (single or double), room type (standard, deluxe, or suite), the number of people in your party, and whether you want a bathroom with a shower or bathtub (or both). Double-check if breakfast, Internet, and taxes are included. Ask if a deposit is required and what happens if you cancel. Always request a confirmation number to verify your reservation upon arrival.