One of the best-known hotel discount sites is priceline.com. “Name your own price” is the slogan used in an advertisement with William Shatner as the narrator for Priceline. It is the same William Shatner who starred in the television show Star Trek as Captain Kirk. They have all the best name brand hotels including Hilton, Marriott, Holiday Inn, etc. They offer all first class hotels available. The price is chosen by the customer, but it is not accepted unless it can be negotiated with the hotel by priceline.com.
There are many budget hotels. Motel 6 offers free HBO and ESPN. Also pets are welcome and local phone calls are free. The URL is motel6.com. The weekday rates start at about $49.99 per night and weekend rates start at about $53.99 depending on the location. They have a special rate of $39.99 they offer occasionally. They have a special internet rate at most locations.
The Choice Hotels have the greatest discounts. The Choice Hotels include EconoLodge, Quality Inn, Sleep, Clarion, Mainstay, and Rodeway Inn. EconoLodge has a free continental breakfast and free USA Today weekdays. The weekday or weekend rates for EconoLodge are about $55.00 to $65.00 per night.
Quality Inn has free local calls and a free continental breakfast. Rates for Quality Inn start at about $69.00 on the weekdays and start at $79.00 on the weekends. Sleep Inn has the best discounts. The Clarion Hotel is one of the nicest hotels at its price. It has a full-service restaurant and room service. It also has a pool. It has a 24 hour onsite business center.
The Rodeway Inn is also offered by Choice Hotels and has cheap rates, but it is a little more expensive than EconoLodge. It has a complimentary breakfast, free local calls, and free USA Today weekdays. All Choice Hotels offer Airline Rewards or Amtrak Rewards for staying at Choice Hotels.
Best Western is a discount hotel available all over the world. It is the world’s largest hotel chain. They have discount business rates. The rates start at $69.99 per night but many are $95.00 per night.
There are many discounts available to members of AAA, AARP, Government/Military, Groups, Weddings, etc. Teachers and students also can get special rates. People over 50 years old can also get senior discount rates. There are even bigger senior discounts for people who are over 60 years old. Many hotels and motels offer discount rates that are available only through the internet. . Many motels offer business discounts for business trips. Tremendous discounts are available for making a reservation and paying in advance. Packages including air/hotel can save a lot of money.
Travel Clubs are a very good way to save money after the registration fee is paid. Some of the travel clubs offer 50% discounts at several select hotels. Five percent or more of the total bill is paid back as cash back after the trip. Most have websites on the internet. It is free to join hotelclub.com. This website offers discounts to many hotels. The website bookingbuddy.com has links to priceline.com, orbitz.com, kayak.com, etc. These are some of the best discount websites available. Hotels, cars, cruises, vacations, and deals are all available. Another good one is expedia.com. There are links to vacation packages, hotels, cars, flights, and cruises available through Expedia Travel that can save a lot of money. There is a convenient “Plan A Trip” that can be filled out using one form.