Tips for booking a cheapie hotel room

Booking a hotel room which has a nice service, clean with an affordable price is one of the toughest steps of the to-do list before every journeys unless you have much money or pay by the company’s one. Thus, these tips for booking an ideal accommodations mentioned in the following paragraphs may be helpful for you.

Using a booking website

Recently, an aggregator service for booking hotel online has been more and more popular. It can be seen from Trivago spreading on TV for a long long time. Besides Trivago, there are hundreds of that websites available such as Expedia, Priceline,Booking.com, Hotwire, etc. 

However, not only the agencies lies you about their best prices but also these sites. Thus, it is necessary to do a little research and compare the costs between them and find out your best choice. For examples, if you intend to go to Mexico, just check out the deals on Booking.com as it is way cheaper or even as half they are in Hotels.com.

Using a booking website
Using a booking website

If you are planning to spend your nights in such a big hotel chain like International Hotels Group, Marriott, etc , it is not necessary to use those booking website as the prices will often  remain the same in everywhere unless you fill out their customer care forms. Some independent hotels also offer a deal in honor, yet, you have to spend hours to have a conversation with the front desk manager or the reservation person.

Collecting Coupons

Nowadays, there are numerous of hotel affiliates which offer a booking service. As a travel blogger, who used to run one of these companies, reported that he/she receives various discount coupons from many hotels a day. In other words, you are able to find a hotel room with a cheap price if you spend time to talk to someone relating to your journey.

Collecting discount coupons
Collecting discount coupons

Booking at the last minutes

It is recommended to directly book a hotel room through the front desk as therefore, there is no middleman-charge added. Many independent hotels usually cost you 25% more than usual as a middleman fee. It is true for whatever booking sites you using Expedia, Preferred Hotels or Hostelbookers. 

The direct booking is used for decades before these websites founded. Although it is not as popular as it used to be, you still can just show up, check whether an empty room available and get it. Don’t forget to ask for deals while you are at the front desk. A lot of experienced backpackers get some great discounts and have to pay as half as usual only or pay the same price as a standard room for a suite one.

Directly book a hotel room through the front desk
Directly book a hotel room through the front desk

However, this way usually works for small regional chains or independent hotels only as the big and famous hotel groups running with a tight system making it is much more difficult to do. Yet, you still can ask for a free upgrade with a nice tip.

Get a free hotel room

Have you ever heard about a free hotel room? It may sound impossible, yet, it’s true if you have membership or credit cards which offers great promotions for their loyal customer such as Amex Membership Rewards, Chase Sapphire, IHG, Hilton credits, etc.

Some credit cards or membership cards will offer free hotel rooms.
Some credit cards or membership cards will offer free hotel rooms.

If there are not any that kind of promote programmes at the time you needed, at least, you may find some extra discounts.

In conclusion, remember these tips whenever you go on a trip if you are short of budget for an ideal rooms without paying a huge amount of money.

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