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Who Do You Book Your Hotels Online With?  
User currently offlineoa260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26787 posts, RR: 58
Posted (3 years 11 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4321 times:

Just wondering what are the most popular websites for great rates for 4 Star hotels? Any experiences of good companies that offer good rates and reliability.

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User currently offlineCrimsonNL From Netherlands, joined Dec 2007, 1838 posts, RR: 42
Reply 1, posted (3 years 11 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4321 times:
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I always book with hotels.com, never had any troubles and the website is userfriendly. Not before checking tripadvisor.com though!

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User currently offlineskord From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2008, 562 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 11 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4308 times:

travelsupermarket.com is great as it compares many of the online booking agents in one go. My usual favourite is TravelRepublic.com however....

User currently offlinesignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 2992 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (3 years 11 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4297 times:

hotels.com and expedia.com (going through a cashback site such as rpoints - PM me for a link as we both get a bonus for referrals). Alternatively direct to the hotel.

signol



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User currently offlineJL418 From Italy, joined Jun 2009, 493 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4267 times:

Quoting CrimsonNL (Reply 1):
I always book with hotels.com, never had any troubles and the website is userfriendly. Not before checking tripadvisor.com though!

I use to do the same as well. Checking tripadvisor.com is a good tool to see if the place you're about to go is crap or it's really worth it. The only problem I reckon with tripadvisor is that, if by mistake you don't load its webpage in English, it'll keep on translating feedbacks with babelfish. Which is fun for about two seconds, and then it's plainly annoying.


User currently offlinesevernaya From Russia, joined Jan 2009, 1393 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4257 times:

1) I go to www.booking.com
2) The results I "filter" with www.tripadvisor.com
3) I check the website of the hotel in question if they have an even better offer on sale (happens sometimes)

4) Depending on the result of 3) I book at the hotel website or at booking.com



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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4252 times:

I use Hotwire.com for every hotel I book. It hides the name until you pay for it. The only thing I'm after is price and also within the area I want to be in.


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User currently offlinetimpdx From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 514 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4234 times:

Quoting severnaya (Reply 5):
1) I go to www.booking.com
2) The results I "filter" with www.tripadvisor.com
3) I check the website of the hotel in question if they have an even better offer on sale (happens sometimes)

4) Depending on the result of 3) I book at the hotel website or at booking.com

This is exactly what I do, including an around the world trip I just got back from. Happy with what I got and the prices I paid.


User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4228 times:

Most often I go for refundable rates, so in case I am not using the hotel's / hotel chain's own website, I am using broker hrs.de .
-HT



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User currently offlineDesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1457 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4177 times:

When I travel anywhere in Mexico and the rest of Latin America, I book directly with the hotel and save all e-mail correspondence. In the USA is usually stay at La Quinta, and am a member of their awards program. I prefer to book directly with air, hotel and car companies.

User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 10, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4099 times:

Always book online with the hotel website.


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User currently offlinemckvakk From Norway, joined Mar 2010, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4073 times:

If you use booking.com, be sure to calculate taxes and fees yourself, before you pay. I booked a hotel with them for this august, and got a final total price, entered my credit card and paid. When i checked my bank statement a little later, i found that they had deducted 1000NOK - 150USD extra, on top of the total they gave me. After i found out the taxes in the city i stayed in, i found out that it was equal to that amount.

Yes, i know they state that fees and taxes are not included, but i thought websites were required to list the actual total before you actually press "pay"

I've used hotels.com in the past, and will probably go back to using them after this.

[Edited 2010-07-22 00:21:08]

User currently offlineworkwings From United States of America, joined May 2010, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4057 times:

Always book with expedia.com. Always check tripadvisor before finalising. I had had problems before with hotels.com, and expedia has always been good about refunding for cancellations, including last minute.

User currently offlinemusapapaya From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1072 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 4039 times:

Try HRS.com, they offer similar rates to lastminute or expedia.com, but more often, their rates are refundable.

For cheap deals, try www.accorhotels.com, Novotel has expanded quite a lot and they have some great prices, they offer high level of consistency across the board, too.

Hope this helps
musapapaya



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User currently offlineSuper80DFW From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 1681 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4031 times:

If my parents ever have me book a hotel, I always book directly though Marriott.com or Starwoodhotels.com .


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User currently offlinesrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4015 times:

Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 10):
Always book online with the hotel website.

The majority of the time, that's what I do as well, as the only place I go where I need to book a room is Las Vegas and I have many options due to being a member of a number of casino players clubs and get room rate offers that are only for players club members. In addition, being a fan of a particular hotel on Facebook or following them on Twitter can also get you special room rate offers as well. A week before my last Vegas trip, I actually changed hotels because of an offer that was posted on the FB page of another Vegas hotel I'm a fan of.

I've booked a hotel room via a travel site three times. The first time was my very first trip to Vegas and just did what I thought was the easiest and cheapest way. The second time, I decided to change hotels several weeks before a trip and the hotel I was looking at booking didn't have any rooms according to their own site, but I was able to get a room there via Travelocity. I just recently booked my next Vegas trip via Orbitz as a package deal (flight + room) because it was cheaper than booking separately or even through Delta Vacations or as a package deal through the hotel.


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