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Tingo Alternatives: Where to Book, When to Book, and How to Make Every Hotel Stay Great

After years of offering travelers a guarantee on the best hotel rates, Smarter Travel Media hotel booking site Tingo will be closing its doors at the end of 2019. This won’t affect any bookings already made for stays in 2020. If you have any questions about an existing booking, you can reach out to or call (800) 620-7948.

We’re sad to bid farewell to Tingo, but excited to help you find the right hotel at the right price for your next trip. Here’s our best advice about where to book, when to book, and how to make every hotel stay great.

The 10 Best Hotel Booking Sites

The 10 Best Hotel Booking Sites is our regularly updated list of the best-performing hotel booking sites. Read it to find details on what you can expect from each, and then decide which site (or sites, because comparison shopping is usually the way to go) will work best for you.

The Best Time to Book a Hotel Room, for the Lowest Price

To get the best price on a hotel room, embrace this slightly counterintuitive (but brilliant once you think it through) approach to hotel price comparison searching.

What Is a Resort Fee, and How Can You Avoid It?

Nobody wants to think they’re getting a great deal at a hotel only to be surprised by steep fees added to the bill at check-out. Resort fees are among the most hotly disputed bill add-ons at hotels. Here’s the scoop on resort fees, plus tips on how to avoid them.

33 Ways to Sleep Better at a Hotel

Booking is only the beginning. Here are ways to make sure you sleep better at hotels. Bonus: This is a gift that keeps on giving, since once you’ve cracked the code, you’ll be able to sleep better at hotels around the world.

Hotel Front Desk Secrets: 9 Ways to Improve Your Stay

You’ll be able to make the most of every hotel stay if you know to ask for these items and services. In this behind-the-scenes peek, hotel front desk staffers share their best advice (plus a few wild stories of guests behaving badly) for a great hotel stay.

How Much to Tip Hotel Housekeeping

Experts weigh in to provide a definitive answer to the question: How much should I tip hotel housekeeping? Plus, find tips on where to put the tip (it matters), and how to tip for additional requests and services.

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