It doesn't matter whether you are traveling alone, with your family or friends, whether you go on a vacation or a business trip, wouldn't you like to trim your hotel budget a bit and spend the saved money on food, souvenirs and attractions? Here are the top seven tips how to get the best hotel deals.1. Be flexible
The cheapest – and the easiest! – option to travel is, no doubt, going off-season, especially if you are planning to go on a vacation to a tourist place. It won't hurt if you choose to push your trip a bit – a couple of weeks before or after a heavy tourist season. The result will not be only paying half price if you're lucky, but also perks like better hotel rooms, empty swimming pool and no lines for a steak at the buffet.
2. Choose the right time
It is also less expensive to stay at the hotel during weekdays instead of the weekend. You may not only get the best room – flights are also much cheaper in the middle of the week. This tip will be perfect if you're going on a day trip or just traveling around.3. Plan ahead...
Sometimes it is cheaper to book a hotel beforehand, for example several months before a trip. The closer to the date the more expensive a room can get. Don't worry if you change your mind – just take a look on cancellation rules before purchasing. Usually you can cancel a booking for free a few days or weeks before the arranged stay.
4. …or be spontaneous
If the hotel didn't sell all the rooms for tonight they might have a great deal on ones that left. All you have to do is to ask for a discount – empty room for a hotel is losing money, so they would rather consider dropping a price a bit, for example 10 or 15%. Be sure to have an emergency hotel option in case the discount will not work.
5. Surf the web
Perhaps the best way to get hotels.com discount and coupon code is right at Hotel-R where we offer updated and active coupon codes. It is not only so much more convenient than checking every hotel's website, but also cheaper!
6. Subscribe for the best deals
Don't forget to subscribe booking websites for a newsletter. Here at Hotel-R, we offer great discounts for their users and often come up with the best deals around. They also have a quick and easy cancellation option in case you find a better price.
7. Look for packages
You can get a better deal with a package especially if you're going on a vacation to a tourist place. Even if you don't need all the options included, give it a chance – it might be cheaper to have breakfast and lunch at the hotel and you might want to go on a city tour, which is usually included, for free or get a discount on it.
Have a great trip!