Who wants to pay full price for a hotel room? Whether you’re staying in a one star hotel or a five star motel, discounts are often possible if you know what you’re doing.
Ask for a discount. One of the simplest methods of reducing the cost of a hotel room is simply asking. If there’s no immediate discount, ask if they offer other discounts, such as:
- Costco or Sam’s Club
Look for coupons. Check online for hotel coupons, especially for chain hotels. You may be able to save up to 20% on your room.
Book directly. When you go through a travel agency or site, you’re paying extra in most cases, to give them a commission. Instead, call the hotel or book directly on the hotel’s site to save money.
Find rates on your phone. Using your phone to search for the best rates can actually get you a much cheaper room. A number of travel agencies offer up to 40% off for mobile booking.
Work your charms. Be extra nice to the booking staff when you arrive and ask them if there is an upgrade available. You could end up with a better room for the same price as a regular room.
These tips and tricks can make your vacation more affordable and more comfortable.