Thursday, August 14, 2008

Discounts on Hotel Stays

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My husband has to travel to out of town golf tournaments several times each year.

He has used Expedia to get discounts on hotel stays in the past, but this time he tried and the difference was substantial.

He was looking for a 3 star hotel (out of 5 stars) in a major metropolitan area within 10 miles of the golf course. All of the hotels were listing for over $100 per night with Expedia, so he tried the same search with Hotwire.

One came up for $59/night, but the name for the hotel would not be given until he confirmed the reservation. (I'm not sure why this is the procedure with Hotwire.) He wondered what he would be getting for that price, but went ahead and reserved it.

After he confirmed the reservation, he was notified that he would be staying at the Hyatt! (Notice the regular rates start at $180!)

He took my son for a special Smockity Men's Weekend and they had a ball staying in a swanky hotel and eating bologna sandwiches, all on the cheap!

Be sure to visit Biblical Womanhood for more cheap frugal tips.


Linz said...

that's awesome :)

Thehotrod5 said...

WOW Thats great! WE have been looking to book a hotel for our vacation in Novemeber. We have been all over expedia and without much luck! Thanks for the info!


Sherry said...

Great tip; I had never heard of that site. We'll definitely keep it in mind.

Amy said...

Mmmm... bologna at the Hyatt... definitely my kind of getaway! :)

I hope you have time for a tag... stop by my blog when you get the chance to see how to play. :)

Audra Krell said...

I've been looking for hotel disounts and have never heard of this site - thanks!

jskell911 said...

We just booked through Hotwire too! Pleasantly surprised that we got a $229/night stay at a Marriot for $74/night. Can't beat that

Sarahb said...

That was an absolutely amazing deal you got!! I work at The Hampton Inn myself and you should come check it out when you travel again. Especially since we're having a really great promotion right now too. CHeck it out.

Hampton Inn is offering 10% of their best rate available until 9/1/08 we’re also giving away some great prizes leading up to the TEAM USA competing at the Olympic Games. Good Luck!!;jsessionid=SXEZ4FIZDCG4OCSGBJF2VCQ?it=specials,dreams&cid=om,hx,dreams,specials

Sarah B


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