This post is brought to you through a partnership with Extended Stay America.
Saving on vacation is very important to me! I always feel like the more you save, the more you can do! Here are some great ways to save on hotels.
Early Bird Gets the Discount – Plan ahead to get the best rates at hotels. For example, at Extended Stay America hotels, guests who book more than seven days before their arrival date receive 5 percent off their nightly rate and guests who book more than 21 days in advance receive 10 percent off their nightly rate.
Time is Money – Hotels aren’t the only thing you can book in advance for a discount. Consider researching tickets for amusement parks, museums, tours and other travel activities to see if advanced purchase discounts are available. Bonus: You’ll have one less thing to do when you get there because you’ll have tickets in hand!
Show Me the Deals – Hotels and attractions often have a variety of discounts available, so the simple step of asking could unleash hidden savings for seniors, military and government personnel, and even group rates. Even if you don’t qualify for a special category discount, look into hotel, restaurant and general rewards programs available to anyone. Extended Stay America’s Extended Perks program does away with points and instantly gives members great savings on hotel stays, rental cars, theme parks, entertainment, dining and more so guests can save more while doing more.
Food for Thought – Other travel expenses beyond the hotel, such as the cost of meals, are also worth considering as they can add up quickly – particularly for a family. To help lower those costs, brands such as Extended Stay America offer a fully equipped kitchen (with full-sized refrigerators) in each room that helps guests save money by creating home cooked meals in their home away from home. Additionally, look for hotels that offer onsite complimentary breakfasts.
Back to the Basics – Other hotel necessities to seek out include free Wi-Fi with enhanced speeds, premium cable and on-premise laundry facilities so you can enjoy the comforts of home away from home – without any added costs.
It’s All in the Family – Instead of leaving your pet behind, seek out a pet-friendly hotel. At brands such as Extended Stay America, pets are welcome so you can avoid the cost of boarding your pets or hiring a pet sitter. Not to mention the added bonus of having your four-legged family member there making vacation memories with you!
Another Day, Another Deal – Weekend rates are typically higher than other days of the week, so consider adjusting your stay or staying longer to take advantage of hotel programs that offer length-of-stay discounts.
Do you have any tips that you would add to this list? I would love to hear them! Please leave them in the comments below. Happy vacationing!