Websites provide special hotel deals
The best hotel booking web site with simplicity – getaroom.com unlike most travel sites that with overwhelming information and confusing range of travel products, GetaRoom focus on limit number of best choices that offer you the best value. Its registered clients can receive additional 10-20% saving on non-publish rate by calling the toll free number for selected properties. Rated the best hotel booking website by Frommer in 2010.
Great deals at upscale hotels – tablethotels.com offers deals and discount on upscale hotels.
Special hotel deal in US, Mexico, Caribbean and Canada – dealbase.com Specializes in hotel deals in US, Canada, Mexico and Caribbean. DealBase shows you how they analyze the deals and how was the saving calculated.
Private sale for the members only – usecretescapes.com/ A members only (free to join) web site features private sale to the insiders with discount up to 70% off. The sale typically last three to seven days.
Best hotel deals in Asia – agoda.com is the largest and most popular hotel booking site in Asia offers discount room rate in Asian countries.
Deep discount at independent and boutique hotels – stayful.com an unique bidding system allows users to get a deep discount at hotel rooms that might go unsold. Unlike other biding source, Stayful discloses the name of the hotel you are going to bid so you can check rating and comment on TripAdvisor and Yelp.
Last minute deals – hoteltonight.com provides last minute deals with hand selected hotel at great price up to 7 days in advance.
Full picture of lodging options – alltherooms.com at AllTheRooms.com, you have all lodging options, hotels, hostels, homes and apartments at one glance. It shows the mark down and a link to the source. Great place to find deals with all options.
Guarantee your booking is the lowest and get refund if price drops – tingo.com automatically gets you a refund if the price of your hotel room drops after your booking.
Hot hotel deals through private message – snaptravel.com provides exclusive hotel deals through SMS or SB messenger.
Special rate for members, seniors and coupons – goseek.com specialized in hotel discount rates for members, senior and coupons with comparison of rates on other travel sites.
Did you get the best deal? – dreamcheaper.com Dream Cheaper searchs for a better deal for your reservation and rebooks it for you.
Best deal in England – travelzoo.com A Britain based site, awarded best travel deal provider in 2013 by British Travel Award.
Be a winner for your hotel bids – hoteldealsrevealed.com an online forum that provides tips to help you to be a better bidder on priceline and Hotwire.
Unusual vacation accommodations
Boutique lodges selected by National Geographic – nationalgeographiclodges.com an unprecedented collection of unique lodges around the world that ensure guests receive top notch services and inspiring experience.
Lodging at a special and out of ordinary places – welcomebeyond.com hand picks unusual vacation accommodations around the world, a unique collection of vacation rentals and boutique hotels.
Discover hidden local gems that are sensitive to local nature and culture – i-escape.com UK- based web site helping travelers to find exciting and unusual places in some of the world’s most beautiful and fascinating locations. All lists are hand pick by travel experts with most of those do not appear in guide books or travel brochures.
The best luxury hotel rooms – suiteness.com an online booking site with access to the most luxury hotel suites available in Las Vegas, Miami, New York and Los Angeles.
The best affordable boutique hotels around the world – chicretreats.com offers a collection of 500+ unique independent boutique hotels at affordable price around the global.
Websites provide view and rating of hotel rooms
Check out the view – Don’t be fooled by misleading advertisement photos. room77.com compares the differences among rooms in a hotel, using sophisticated technology to create images of the view from the windows. The website covers about 2,500 hotels in London and dozen U.S. cities. You can also reserve rooms through this website.
Hotel rated and selected by expert – oyster.com provides in-depth reviews with photos that taken by trained hotel experts who visit each hotel on Oyster.
Reliable hotel score by expert – tripexpert.com Trip Expert hotel scores is calculated based on expert reviews from 20 plus publications, including travel guides, magazines and newspapers.
Other fees that add to your hotel bill – resortfeechecker.com an online tool that let you quickly look up resort fee of the hotel.
Check out bedbugs in hotels across U.S.A. and Canada
Scared of bedbugs? – bedbugregistry.com is an online tracker that lets travelers look up and report bedbug incidents in major cities in the U.S.
Vacation rental by local homeowners
A home away from home – vrbo.com is a comprehensive sites providing listings for travelers looking for a place to stay or homeowners who are looking to open their homes for rent. Over 495,000 vacation rentals are featured.
Rental homes that close to the natural beauties – naturalretreats.com offers special selected rental homes that close to national and state parks in US, Britain and Italy.
Vacation rentals with guest reviews – flipkey.com rated by Travel & Leisure magazine as the top vacation rental site two years in a row, Flipkey has more than 90,000 properties worldwide with 85,000 guest reviews. Guests who posted reviews must be confirmed by Flipkey with booking record.
Alternative to hotel – airbnb.com with 600k listings in 30k cities worldwide, from airbeds, share spaces to apartment rentals. All listings are posted on map with pictures.
Kid friendly hotels
Want to make kids feel at home when travel afar? – kidandcoe.com Kid & Coe offer a list of kid friendly vacation rentals with local tips for little travelers and the whole family.
Disable accessible hotels
Disabled accessible properties – disabledfriendlyhotels.com a website provide real time booking of wheelchair accessible rooms in hotels.
Need a place to stay? Check – couchsurfing.com a platform that connects people like to share their homes with travelers. It lists hosts who can provide a place to sleep, their time of availability and conditions with online profiles.
Exchange your home, travel without cost – homeexchange.com is a platform allows members to swap their home for travel.
Hotels renting by hour
Renting hotel room by day for work or short stay – hotelsbyday.com
Hotel rooms for few hours during the day with up to 75% off – dayuse.com
Day use and hourly hotel rooms – beewake.com
Travel with pets
Pet friendly hotels in America – vacationpetfriendly.com offers 25,000 pet friendly hotels in America with listings of pet events, pet shops, pet sitters, veterinarians, pet friendly airlines, parks, beaches, and restaurants.
An insider report on ski resorts – scoutski.com provides recommendation and reviews that cover more than 370 hotels, and lodges in 48 ski resorts in U.S., Canada, New Zealand, Austria, Japan, Italy and Switzerland.
Timeshare market place – timesharemarketplace.com is a source of everything you need to know about timeshare, to rent, buy or sell.
Timeshare deals – vacatia.com is an online timeshare resale market place for buyers and sellers with listings for over 120 worldwide destinations.
Hotel tonight – hoteltonight.com the last minute deals on your favorite hotels.
- Hotels normally get traffic from business travelers from Monday to Friday and business from leisure travelers on Friday and Saturday so booking Saturday and Sunday or Sunday and Monday increase your chance of an upgrade.
- Be careful when using wi–fi network in the hotel. You may see a wi–fi–site that looks like the hotel name but it might be a scammer site. So check with the hotel before using it.
- After check into your hotel room, you receive a call from the front desk tells you there is a problem with your credit card and ask you to read the card number. Don’t do it. It is probably a scammer. Go down to the front desk or hand up and call the front desk to verify.