How to Compare Hotel Room Rates
Today, with the Internet, travelers can make their own room reservations, bypassing the need (and cost) of using a travel agent. Smart travelers know that for the same room, different online booking site offers it at a different price. If you remain faithful to the same booking website the whole time, you won't get the best deal. You must compare prices offered by different booking site to find the lowest.
The best way to research hotel room rates is to use a booking search engine, like the one on this page. Simply key in your destination and travel period, and it will show you rates drawn from all the major booking sites. This helps you zoom in on the one that offers the best rate, guaranteeing you substantial savings on your room rate each time.
Step One: Find Hotel Deals
The Search Console looks like this:
Step Two: Search Results
The search engine goes to work looking for the best prices from all the major booking sites. It then provides a Search Result showing you the best estimated price for different hotel rooms. Select the hotel of your choice. For this example, let's select Intercontinental Hotel The Barclay New ...
Step Three: Choose Online Booking Site
Here's where you start saving money: the engine shows you the price for your hotel room, as provided by different booking sites. You select the booking site that offers the lowest rate, inclusive of taxes & fees.
Step Four: Visit the Online Booking Site
The engine lists all the popular online booking sites and the rate they offer. As no booking site consistently offer the lowest rate, doing this exercise helps you find the best rate each time, anywhere in the world.
Now You Try
Now that you've learned how to compare prices, try out the Hotel Search Engine Yourself. Key in your travel details in the simple form below, and see how it works!