Money-Saving Tips for Booking Florida Beach Hotels
Travelers sometimes don't realize by following a few guidelines they can save big on their hotel stay – often scoring 4- or 5-star hotels at 2-star prices. And considering the rising cost of getting to your destination, scoring some great savings on your hotel can really help you extend your travel budget.
How to save on hotel rooms:
Be flexible. It's possible to get a similar trip experience in so many different ways, but many destinations will cost less than others. Would-be travelers should focus on the type of vacation they want (beach, city, etc.) and then search a variety of locales to find the best deals. For example, you may crave a tropical beach escape in Hawaii, but you can avoid the high prices of this always popular island by choosing a budget-friendly trip to exotic destinations like Mexico or the Caribbean instead.
Choose big city markets and travel over weekends.
Generally, big city markets such as Chicago and New York have incredible deals available during holidays and throughout the summer months, especially on weekends. This is primarily because business travel slows and is virtually non-existent over the weekends, and would-be travelers often head outside the city for beach/outdoor/drive trips. This leaves big city hotels with plenty of rooms to fill.
Shop opaque and act quickly.
Prices may be going up with a slowly recovering travel economy, but bookings will always be the cheapest on discount travel sites like Hotwire.com. No matter how good the economy gets, suppliers will always need help with their unsold inventory, and they turn to opaque sites to sell it at deeply discounted prices. Additionally, if folks see a good deal, they should book it. It is always best to nab a great discount before it is gone.