Saving Money on Accommodations
Hotels get a big chunk of the travel budget but you can trim down your expenses with a few tips in mind. Use coupons that take 5%-20% off the price. They are offered online and could be used along with other discount coupons for food or shuttle service.
The offered price is usually exclusive of taxes, energy charges, service charges and the like. Make sure that the price being quoted includes all necessary fees to avoid surprises on your credit card bills. Ask for the room with the cheapest nightly price. The concierge usually only gives the standard rates unless further inquiry is made.
New Hotels offer deals during their grand opening. Take advantage of this opportunity and save a considerable amount of money. Newly opened hotels are also eager to please so they could get a good reputation going and pull in more guests.
Inquire for any available deals. Many hotels slash off prices for seniors, long stays, military and government officers or group check-ins. However these deals are not posted on their site so you need to call and ask to know if there are deals applicable for you.