Most of us will end up staying at a hotel at least once or twice a year. While hotels are built for pleasant stays, there’s often very little to enjoy about the bill involved. If you’re on a budget, then, the following advice will help you sleep a little sounder knowing you’re not being charged an arm and a leg.
Assuming you’re flying to the city your hotel is in, you should always go online and check travel websites that may book rooms and flights together. This is one simple way to save money. However, those sites may not list all the hotels available. If you don’t see an airport hotel, you might be missing out on some real savings. While many people think of airport hotels as often being the most expensive route to take, that’s an undeserved reputation that could cost you good money if you leave it unchallenged.
Another great thing about these hotels is that many offer free parking for days and a free shuttle to the airport. This means you can save on having to park at the airport, get a cheap hotel, and find a free ride all because of this one great option.
Many hotels these days will also offer you a “best price guarantee”, meaning they promise they’re charging the most affordable price for their room and will match any establishment offering a compatible one for less. Not enough people take hotels up on this generous offer. It should also give you the confidence to book a room if the offer seems like it will be the best. Later on, if you find out you’re wrong, you still have the room locked in, but you’ll be getting it for less.
If you know what you’re doing, traveling doesn’t have to be an expensive chore. Where hotels are concerned, the above tactics will help you stay well under budget.