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    best hotel rates?

    anyone have any tricks they want to share with me?



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    Re: best hotel rates?

    I've had good price bidding on priceline.

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    Re: best hotel rates?

    Hotwire works good for me. Compare it to Priceline.



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    Re: best hotel rates?

    with the right bidding strategy, you'll almost always able to beat hotwire price on priceline.



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    Re: best hotel rates?

    Most often its only a few bucks when comparing the discount sites.



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    Re: best hotel rates?

    Try calling directly and haggle, especially if it is close to the day of your stay...



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    Re: best hotel rates?

    thanks guys!!! this is y i love y'all ;)



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    Re: best hotel rates?

    I like using kayak.com to find rates (it is a search engine that searches most of the major sites online at once) and using tripadviser.com to find the best hotel based on customer reviews.


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    Re: best hotel rates?

    I use Travelocity for reviews too. The rates aren't all that good, but it's a good reference source.



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    Re: best hotel rates?

    I have had just the opposit luck as Hotwire has always been cheaper for me. I had a 4 star in MN that was 5 miles from the MOA and was awesome for only $49


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    Re: best hotel rates?

    I use hotwire or priceline. This website helps Priceline and Hotwire Forum to figure out what hotels you are bidding on with hotwire and what prices have recently been accepted on priceline. Remember if you use priceline you can do multiple searches for the same date just by changing the name of the suburb/city.



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    Re: best hotel rates?

    You can try using discount codes for the hotel as well. These are often company specific or promotion specific codes. For example, here are some Marriott codes you could use when you book through their site;

    Marriott Codes and Coupons



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