Find the best price for your hotel room
|Hotel rates vary. If you are willing to make some research, reserve early, open a corporate or frequent guest account, and be flexible on your location and dates, and chase discount coupons, you might find a much better rate or a much better accommodation for the same price.
Always ask for the cancellation policy, avoid non refundable advance reservation, and secure your hotel room with a credit card.
Search the Internet. When you find the right place, call the hotel: Unfriendly staff on the phone will not improve their manners when you will check in. You might learn that the place is under renovation. Make your requests (King bed, non smoking, lower floor, ocean view, parking, etc.).
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Find the Hotel Best Rate
This is how to find the best available rate for your next hotel stay.
Make reservations in advance and be flexible on your dates
The earlier you make reservation, the best rate you might get. Generally, hotels offer a limited number of rooms at a deep discounted price. When these rooms are booked, the next price level kicks in.
Rates might change within the hour. When you find the right place, ask for the cancellation policy - avoid non refundable reservation - and secure the room with your credit card.
If your dates are flexible, ask the hotel when their rates are the most affordable. Hotels can be booked on weekends and have availability during the week or the other way around.
Look for discount coupons
You can find discount coupons offered by hotels in a Roomsaver.com or Traveler Discount Guide for example. The coupons can be downloaded and printed online or you can find their paper guide along most interstates and highways.
The coupons are based on availability and must be presented upon check-in in order to take advantage of the discounted rates. The coupons are generally for walk-ins but you can call the hotel and ask if they would accept your coupon for an advance reservation.
Take advantage of special rates
Hotels are often offering special rates for their privileged clients. You might be one of them.
Hotel Memberships are generally free of charge: Marriott Rewards, Hilton HHonors, Intercontinental PriorityClub, etc. It's worth the effort of subscribing if you are a frequent hotel guest.
Corporate Rates for business travelers. Some hotels give corporate special rates to corporation already registered.
AAA/CAA members, government and military personnel, seniors, and other privileged guest are often in for a discount.
Airlines and travel agents get professional rates
Credit cards miles programs such as American Express offer hotel stay rewards.
Check the hotel's and discounters websites
It is easy to find hotel rates on the Internet. Check the hotels websites first. They generally have better rates than hotel discounters. Make sure you read all rates' rules such as a non refundable first night.
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Choose hotels off the main pathway
Hotels located 10 minutes from the beach or closer to airports often offer better rates.
Rent an apartment or chalet for half the price of a hotel
Think about apartment rentals or vacation rentals. You will find zillions of offers on the Internet. You can also call local realtors.
There are numerous hotel chains in the US. They guaranty you a level of comfort and amenities. This is a decisive advantage when you make a reservation without prior visit to the hotel. This is a non exhausive list of brands by category.
- Luxury hotels
Four Seasons, Intercontinental, Ritz-Carlton, Hyatt, Hilton, JW Marriott
- Upscale comfort
Embassy Suites, Marriott, Courtyard by Marriott, Double Tree, Sheraton, Fairfield Inn
- Comfortable motels
Quality Suite, La Quinta, Holiday Inn Express, Days
- Affordable motels and hotels
Super 8, Howard Johnson, Motel 6, Travelodge,
There are countless independent hotels offering all level of amenities. Unlike hotel chains, you might want to know where you are staying before making reservation.
Bed & Breakfast
There are numerous Bed and Breakfast accommodation in the US. You will easily find them on the Internet.