best hotel rates?

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  1. clonerules

    clonerules Well-Known Member

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    anyone have any tricks they want to share with me?
     
  2. conmebol

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  3. zumbro clones

    zumbro clones Well-Known Member

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    Hotwire works good for me. Compare it to Priceline.
     
  4. conmebol

    conmebol Member

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    with the right bidding strategy, you'll almost always able to beat hotwire price on priceline.
     
  5. ajk4st8

    ajk4st8 Well-Known Member

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    Most often its only a few bucks when comparing the discount sites.
     
  6. cybsball20

    cybsball20 Well-Known Member

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

    clonerules Well-Known Member

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

    HGPuck Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  9. zumbro clones

    zumbro clones Well-Known Member

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    I use Travelocity for reviews too. The rates aren't all that good, but it's a good reference source.
     
  10. CY ST8T

    CY ST8T Well-Known Member

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    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
     
  11. CyTom

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    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.
     
  12. balken

    balken Well-Known Member

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    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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