How to book hotels on a budget
Thinking of going on a vacation on a low key? Places like London, Paris and New York seem to be the ideal places but expensive. Don’t worry, follow this guide, you will realize that, you can still go to such places on a budget, without spending outside your budget.
You need to put so many things into considerations when booking a hotel; this guide will unveil those things right away.
Ten tips on how to book a hotel on a budget are:
Check the hotel’s website
Every standard hotel has a website where they showcase their products and services to the public. It is advisable to check the site of the hotel you intend to book. The reason is that most hotels have deals for their customers only in their website. Such deals can be discounted, loyalty program, free accommodation for one or more days to regular customers and other exclusive benefits. Once such deal is noticed, you can engage the customer care agent for further discussions.
Book during the off-peak period
The best time to book a reservation is during off-peak season when there is no many holiday seekers, travelers, and tourists. In highly metropolitan cities like London, most hotels are fully booked during working days because of some business activities and could hardly book up to 50% during weekends. Such off-peak(weekends) could attract amazing discounts.
Selection of Hotel
Different hotels have different prices according to their standard and popularity. If you want luxury hotels, get ready to pay more than average hotels. You can get some exclusive deals even for the luxury ones if you’re able to compare prices and do more research.
Take advantage of the Internet.
Booking online attracts more discounts than walking in the counter book. I make all my reservations online, and I get fantastic discounts especially when the hotel is celebrating one anniversary or the other. When using the internet, you can easily compare prices, use Google Map to check the location or even check the available rooms.
Join the Loyalty Program
Many hotels reward their long-standing customers through a loyalty program. If a customer does booking often, his points will accumulate that lead to free accommodation for some days or discount. Some hotels also consider first-timers, using that as an incentive to get them on board.
Rebook Whenever there is a price drop.
The prices of these reservations change at every given time. You can take advantage of it by canceling your earlier booking once you notice any price drop.
Booking for a quite number of days or weeks attracts a discount; You can even have a better deal if you discuss with the management. This doesn’t mean that you will use the same facilities throughout your stay; you can decide to change them like your room.
Knowing the facilities included in the booking
Remember, you’re booking on a budget, and you can also spend less than your budget; yes, it is possible. For some hotels, prices of facilities differ, for example, bathroom with tub attracts more charges that bathroom with showers, likewise other facilities; Know the facilities included in your booking and make the necessary adjustment.
Location plays a crucial role in deciding where to stay. If you’re staying close to where you are attending a business meeting, you probably will not spend much on the cab. Sometimes, hotels that are located at the outskirt of the town are much cheaper, but you need to check the cost of hiring a taxi to take you around the city.
Prioritize your needs
Go to the hotel that meets your needs regarding facilities, price or location. You don’t need swimming pool if the hotel is close to the beach. Prioritize in line with your budget.
Finally, when you plan your trip, make a booking based on your budget, your trip becomes a lifetime experience.