Tricks To Score A Cheap Hotel Room

 

USE COUPON CODES 

You can sometimes google and find third party coupons from booking sites that offer cheaper hotel rooms such as hotels.com and HotelWiz.

BUY SOMEONE ELSE’S RESERVATION

There is a site called RoomerTravel.com that allows you to purchase other travelers unwanted hotel room reservations at a discounted rate. It’s basically travelers that are stuck with reservations they can’t cancel but are willing to sell it at a discounted price.

LOOK FOR INCLUSIVE DEALS

It can be incredibly frustrating to find what appears to be a great hotel rate, only to  learn that they are internet fees, parking fees or additional resort fees. So find a deal that offers free breakfast, Wi-Fi and parking when comparing hotel rates.

DOWNLOAD AN APP

If you’ve never used any hotel apps you should download them now as they tend to offer hotels at a very discounted rate only purchased through the app. Apps such as Hotels.com and HotelTonight. Sometimes you can find last-minute luxury accommodations up to 70 percent off.

HAVE A MIDWEEK STAY

If you can avoid staying in hotels Friday and Saturday, you should as rates tend to be higher on these days. Most hotels offer a significant discount on rates starting on Sunday through Thursday. Also the amenities tend to be less busy such as the pool, restaurants and spas  during this time. 

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UTILIZE MEMBERSHIPS AND MILEAGE TO SAVE

If you’re an AAA, military or AARP member you can probably get a cheaper room through mentioning this. You can also use your credit card airline miles for savings on hotels.

CHOOSE A BUSINESS  HOTEL

Business hotels could help you save a ton of money, yes they may not offer alot of the fancy amenities, but saving on the hotel this way would allow you to do more things during your vacation.

 

CHECK IN LATE

Most of the the hotel guests would have checked in and the hotel can assess their vacancies when you check in later and can sometimes offer upgrades for free.

JOIN A HOTEL LOYALTY PROGRAM

Hotels want their customers to be loyal so when you join their hotel programs they tend to offer perks and some of those are discounts or nights free from time to time.

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