Depending on your travel preferences, you may be able to save more with a stay at a bed and breakfast, resort, a boutique hotel, or vacation rental. For bed and breakfast listings, check out the extensive worldwide offerings on BedandBreakfast.com, InnFinder.com, and ILoveInns.com. If you are planning a weekend getaway, consider a package deal, offering accommodations plus extras, usually for two- to four-night trips. SmarterTravel.com's Weekend Getaways website covers such packages to help you plan your weekend excursion.
If you've always wanted to stay at a luxury hotel, but always thought it too expensive, read our feature on saving on stays at boutique hotels. In addition, consider staying at a resort rather than a standard hotel. Depending on your travel preferences, resorts may offer a good value for your trip. Lastly, if you are traveling with a group or simply want more space and privacy, consider a vacation rental. Worldwide vacation rentals can be found at Vacation Rentals by Owner as well as CyberRentals.com.