When searching for a hotel deal, your destination may be a top priority, with a hot deal guiding your travel dates or maybe you’re planning a trip over specific dates, but leaving flexibility for where you’ll go. If you’re traveling to a large city, research the popular neighborhoods but also check less centralized areas where prices can be more reasonable than main tourist spots. Determine if you prefer a large well-known hotel brand or the personalized experience of a smaller boutique hotel. If you will be flying to your destination, be sure to evaluate the prices of booking flights and hotels separately against the price of a vacation package deal that includes both hotel and airfare together.
Free and discounted amenities can help whittle down your hotel list and pad your vacation budget by including parking, daily breakfast, wine at check-in and upgrades to larger rooms or accommodations with a view.