Hilton and Marriott are rolling out new cancellation policies, forcing guests to abandon plans earlier. Many hotels let guests cancel as late as 6 p.m. on the night of arrival. That’s about to change. Both hotel chains will require guests to cancel by midnight the day before they arrive to avoid a cancellation fee, typically equal to one night’s room rate. Hilton and Marriott both justified the change saying it will make more rooms available for travelers needing last-minute accommodations. Some travelers have been making reservations long in advance for stays and then use last-minute deal apps from HotelTonight, Priceline and others to book cheap rooms hours before checking in and then cancel the original reservation. Hotels feel undercut and are left with unused rooms. This change, though not great for deal seekers, will help the hotels better manage inventory. Get the full story at The Associated Press