How to Get the Best Hotel Deals

If you take the time to do your research, you can end up saving money when it comes time to book your hotel reservations. All you have to do is be willing to go the extra mile when it comes to research and negotiation. If you shop around and do your research, you can find the best hotel deals available and make your trip even more enjoyable and affordable.

The key is to look everywhere and anywhere for a hotel deal. First, look online. There are dozens upon dozens of sites that list not only hotel deals but also hotel reviews. Make a list of hotels in the area where you plan to stay and check not only comparison websites but also the hotel's website. Some hotels have special or limited rates or promotions, so you'll want to look into this before booking a stay.

Make a list of hotels that are in your price range and call them. A representative may be able to inform you of deals that aren't available online and can explain the best dates for booking your stay. If a hotel looks like it's sold out, it doesn't hurt to call. There may be last minute cancellations that only the agent knows about.

Don't just look into hotel chains. You could find some great deals if you look shop for bed and breakfasts, hostels or family or independently owned hotels.

Be flexible if you can. Rates can vary depending on the dates you plan on traveling. If you can move your stay by a day or two, you could end up saving a lot of money. Don't be afraid to ask the hotel about such shifts in rate. Most staff members will help you out if you are polite and ask the right questions.

Don't think that just because you're going to a big city that you won't be able to find an affordable hotel. If you do your research, you can find some of the best hotel deals in Las Vegas or Paris. It takes a little work, but it's more than worth it at the end of the day. 

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