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6 Steps to Getting a Cheap Hotel Room Print E-mail
(11 votes, average 4.18 out of 5)
Travel - Hotels
Written by livecheap staff   

Lets face it, getting a cheap hotel room isn’t that hard anymore. Used to be a time where you would call up your travel agent and they would look at their screens and quote you a price. You didn’t have any idea of whether this was the best price, but trusted that your travel agent was good enough to get you a decent rate.

Then the Internet arrived: Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity and their blind bidding counterparts Priceline and Hotwire. Pretty quickly anyone who was Internet savvy could check a few sites and do comparison shopping and book a hotel. Travel agents everywhere started going out of business as more consumers hit their web browsers to do their travel.

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Watch Out for These 5 Hotel Fees Print E-mail
(5 votes, average 4.60 out of 5)
Travel - Hotels
Written by Omie Ismail   
Monday, 26 July 2010 03:49

Hotels have followed the airlines' lead into adding fees to make up for low prices. While room rates have floundered for years, fees have risen at a fast clip. Before, you book your next cheap hotel room, you should pay attention to these 5 hotel fees:

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Priceline.com: Getting a Luxury Hotel on the Cheap Print E-mail
(5 votes, average 5.00 out of 5)
Travel - Hotels
Saturday, 19 September 2009 16:00

I am a big fan of Priceline.com. I've booked nearly 50 rooms in 15 different cities and I’ve always felt I walked away with a great deal. I’ve stayed at Planet Hollywood in Vegas on a weekend for under $50 a night, the Omni in San Diego for $65, and a host of 4 star hotels all around the country on business travel, all for less than $90 a night. In fact, the worse the economy is, the better deals you can get on Priceline because, with the recession, there are a lot of empty hotel rooms out there. But mastering Priceline takes a little bit of an investment - taking the time to learn a few of the core tricks to get the best deal. Here’s some true and tried methods for getting a great price on a Priceline hotel.

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Online Hotel Ratings: Who to Believe? Print E-mail
(3 votes, average 5.00 out of 5)
Travel - Hotels
Written by The Frugal Nomad   
Wednesday, 02 September 2009 21:21

You book a 4 star hotel that you think is going to make a great impression on your spouse for your anniversary.  You followed our advice in our Guide to Getting a Cheap Hotel Room and you book through one of the major travel sites and its a national chain.  You get a great price that fits your cheap personality but this hotel is all luxury....or so you thought.

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