Reader Travel Tip of the Day: Price Out Individual Hotel Nights Before Booking

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Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Jerry H., who says:

“If staying at a hotel over a long weekend, consider pricing individual nights to see if you can get a cheaper rate.

My wife and I are planning to stay at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek in Santa Rosa, CA, in April. On the hotel website, I priced a three-night stay arriving on a Friday and leaving on a Monday. The price was $252 per night (for a View King room). Then I decided to price just the Sunday night and found a price of $234 per night for the same type of room. Then I went back and priced Friday night and Saturday night, and got a rate of $234 per night. To confirm again, I went back and priced all three nights and again got a rate of $252 per night.

It’s cheaper to make two back-to-back reservations than one three-night reservation.”

This can be true and worth exploring when you’re buying airline tickets for a group, as well. Always make sure to check every option when making reservations! Thanks, Jerry!

Related: 17 Ways to Find Cheap Flights.

 

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2 Comments on "Reader Travel Tip of the Day: Price Out Individual Hotel Nights Before Booking"

  1. I agree that two reservations back to back are sometimes less expensive than one. You need to be careful however that the two reservations are connected or you could find that your key card doesn’t work after noon on the day the first reservation ends. You could find yourself after a full day out that you can’t enter your room in the evening.

  2. You can possibly be moved to a different room due to separate reservations for each day.

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