Booking a hotel online

There are a whole host of advantages to booking your hotel room online. It gives you a chance to read reviews, compare the prices and also have lots of options at the touch of your fingertips.

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It isn’t hard to find hotel rooms online but one of the most difficult things to do is choose the one for you. So I have put together a list for you that will help you make a successful hotel booking online.

Where should you book?

I think it’s safe to say that it’s best not to book direct with the hotel online, this is because hotels often just offer the rack rate. It’s best to use comparison websites that give you a list of hotels that meet your specifications. You will also be able to find some comparison sites that have discount coupons available for you to use, I just used some musafir coupons to save myself money on my hotel room. Scrolling through the list and filtering your results on a comparison site makes things much easier.

Do you need parking?

If you are planning to rent a car on your holiday then you’re going to need a place to park your car. In some cities you can pay as much as $30 per day for a parking space, this will add a lot to your final bill. So have a look at the details and give the hotel a call because you want to find a hotel that has free parking.

What type of room do you need?

If you’re not planning to spend a lot of time inside your hotel room, for example you’re only going to be there at night, then you don’t need to book an expensive hotel. It’s best to book a cheaper hotel but take their best room. If you opt for a cheaper hotel you can normally get a big suite at the same price you would get a normal room in other hotels. On the comparison websites you will be able to clearly see the different types of rooms available.

Do you have any great tips for booking hotel rooms online? I’d love to hear about your experiences and also your advice on how to get the best deal possible. Just pop your thoughts in the comment section below this article.