Hotels have their own kinds of Super Saver programs modeled, to some extent, after airline versions. While the conditions may vary, the principle is the same: You get a price break by booking early.
One of the latest in this vein is Holiday Inns' "Great Rates" program.
Until March 1, you can get discounts from 20% to 80% off selected rooms--which means they are capacity-controlled--at participating hotels in California and Florida. About 80% of Holiday Inns in the two states are participating, according to a Holiday Inns spokesman.
The program, with the same range of discounts and on the same capacity-controlled basis, will be expanded nationwide on March 1. Approximately 1,500 hotels in the United States will be participating.
The types of rooms offered and the amount of the discount varies from hotel to hotel. However, you should get at least a 20% discount off regular rates.