How to bag yourself a cheaper hotel room

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We all want to save money where we can, especially when it comes to hotels. At BeeMyMinder, we’re always looking for ways to save money and helping others do the same. You can bag yourself a hotel room with similar services and quality for far less these days, so why spend more?

We’ve put together a few top tips to help you bag a cheaper hotel room, so you can put those extra pounds towards something else!

Make use of hotel comparison sites

There are so many comparison sites that you can use to find great deals on hotel rooms, including Trivago, KAYAK, Expedia, LateRooms, lastminute.com and TravelSupermarket.

These sites list thousands of hotels with a range of facilities, star ratings and requirements. You can really save yourself some money by using these them and it’s worth taking the time to go through them as well. Avoid going for the quick option!

Get planning

As with everything, planning and preparation can save you from overspending. If you know the exact dates you need, it’s definitely worth booking in advance and plenty of hotels allow you to do so. If you can, booking around 10 months ahead will help you bag a hotel at the lowest prices.

If you don’t ask, you don’t get

On arrival, ask about a possibility of an upgrade. What have you got to lose? To up your chances of bagging one, mention a special event or something you’re celebrating, like an anniversary. Go in with a polite approach and don’t expect an upgrade, as it is at the hotel staff’s discretion. Also, we wouldn’t recommend going straight in with the request, test the water first. It’s always worth trying!

Be on the look out for sales and offers

Keep an eye out for any offers and sales online. For example, when sites mention ‘Boxing Day’ sales, you’ll probably need to be up and ready at the crack of dawn to get yourself an amazing deal. Sounds extreme and lengthy, but it’s worth it in the end if you get yourself a deal, especially if you’re booking a long stay.

Try to be flexible

You’ll find that prices of hotels are cheaper midweek, so if you can, it’s beneficial to be flexible. Also, if you’re staying in a big city, such as London, stay in a hotel slightly further out to save yourself some money.

You can also use Google Hotel Finder, which will tell you the best time to stay at your destination. Most comparison sites have filters such as, travel dates, budget and geographic limits that you can click to give you a good list of hotels to think about.

We hope our tips have come in handy! We’d love to know which ones help you. If you’re looking for a summer break, try a1travel. In the meantime, if you’re booking a hotel in a destination that requires you to buy travel insurance, we offer a travel insurance reminder service, so you’ll always be covered! We have also partnered up with Atlasdirect for travel insurance. Get in touch for more information, our team will be happy to advise you.

 

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