Easy internet access to discounted and affordable hotel rates has sounded the death knell for the standard tariff, or rack rate posted at hotel reception desks. Whilst some still prefer traditional telephone reservations and the corresponding rates, many more are saving themselves money by booking their accommodation though the Internet, where an online booking can often deliver the same hotel, on the same dates, for much cheaper rates.
Many people are actually discovering websites with the sole purpose of finding and providing comparisons on almost anything you might want to purchase from discount hotels and airline tickets to rental cars and cruises. All you need to do is get online.
It really is as simple as logging on to the web and using a search engine to find websites containing information on cheap accommodation rates. When searching, it’s important to be specific in your query to avoid getting search results from too broad an area. There’s a lot of information on the web, and this can work for you, especially if you remember that you can search using a number of search engines if you don’t immediately find the discount accommodation you are after although you will generally get the best results from using the larger search engines.
Having identified websites that can provide you with discount hotel prices, all that remains is to do a little more research on the websites themselves. Why? Many of the sites you come across will offer similar low prices, however if you put in a little effort, you will be able to weed out those sites that offer more expensive accommodation and I the process save yourself money making the search worthwhile.
You can search by region, or specific hotel chain, as you try to find discount rates that match your needs. The results can be surprising, especially if you have already called to enquire about the standard rates from the same hotels.
Finally, having found discounted rates that match what you are looking for, many sites offer secure online connection for booking and payment, although you should always remember top make a note of your booking confirmation number as this will serve as a guarantee that you will receive the cheap hotel rates you found.