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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.
Generally speaking if you price check a couple of the major sites, you will get a decent rate, but of course, at LiveCheap.com, we can do better, we want to make sure that you get a great hotel that you love for a rock-bottom price. Here 6 Steps that will help you get the best total price for your hotel room.
1) Priceline.com: If you don’t care about the hotel brand or user ratings, but only what quality rating (4 stars, 3 stars, etc.), read LiveCheap.com’s Priceline: How to Snag a Luxury Hotel on the Cheap after reading the rest of this article. You’ll get a lower price than going through the traditional channels…if you master how to bid on Priceline.com. Every time I visit San Diego, I Priceline it and I always end up at the Omni for under $90 a night.