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Step-by-Step Hotel Booking Guide

With so many [[Hotels | hotels]] to choose from, it's not easy to locate good deals. We've created this guide to booking hotels to make the process much quicker and easier. You won't have to sacrifice quality for price because we'll show you how to find low rates even for the best properties. Follow these steps to save yourself time and money.

  • Step 1: Look for deals: Search for last-minute, bargain, and member discount rates
  • Step 2: Shop around: Look for rates from [[Online Travel Agencies | online travel agencies]] or [[Discount Hotel Websites | hotel websites]]
  • Step 3: Name your price: Check rates with [[Priceline | Priceline]] or [[Hotwire | Hotwire]]
  • Step 4: Specialty discounts: See specials just for [[Student Travel | students]], [[Family Travel | families]], seniors, or [[Frequent Flyer Programs | frequent flyers]]
  • Step 5: Loyalty points:: Learn how to earn points toward free stays
  • Step 6: Beware of extra charges: Find out how to avoid the hidden costs
  • Step 7: Hotel tips: Read SmarterTravel.com's advice before you book
  • Step 8: Consider alternatives: Find strategies to save on [[Bed and Breakfasts | B&Bs]], boutique hotels, [[Vacation Rentals | vacation rentals]], and more
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