September 29, 2011 |
Good news for the smart phone travel crowd: Priceline on Thursday adds a new feature to its mobile app that offers same-night discounts at selected three- and four-star hotels. Tonight-Only Deals displays three hotel options and prices -- no bidding involved -- at 11 a.m. local time daily that can be booked until 11 p.m. Sound familiar? Hotel Tonight fans will recognize this service. Tonight-Only Deals works much the same way, but posts hotel options an hour earlier (Hotel Tonight starts at noon)
July 19, 2012 |
It's just a few days until the Summer Olympics begin. For impulsive holdouts who may have bought airline tickets but still haven't decided on a hotel, here are some last-minute prices that are easy to find -- and won't bust your wallet. The deal: I got these tips from Trivago , an online website that compares hotel rates among discounters such as Hotel.com, Expedia , Priceline, Booking.com, etc. It's good for one-stop shopping for a room. Here are some not-so-out-of-this-world prices I found Wednesday on a Trivago search.
October 21, 2012 |
The longtime travel deal website Hotwire has released a mobile hotel app. Name: Hotwire Available for: iPhone and iPod Touch What it does: Offers instant access to hotel deals in 3,145 cities and 61 countries. You can see the hotel rating, price, amenities, general location and whether it's recommended by other customers, but you won't find out which hotel you've booked until after your credit card is charged. Cost: Free What's hot: Using the app is simple and easy - it takes only four clicks to book your hotel room.
April 3, 1994 |
The hotel industry in Hawaii has traditionally been "senior friendly," and continues to demonstrate it with a flurry of special offers for mature travelers. * The Coconut Plaza Hotel, in Honolulu's Waikiki area, is offering a generous "Seniors Romance Package" that is loaded with features. The deal includes seven nights in a deluxe guest room.
June 7, 1987 |
Normally, trying to negotiate a great hotel deal in the summer is like trying to scale Mt. Everest. A lot of folks try, but few make it. Historically, most resort hotels--here and abroad--make most of their profits during the summer months when tourism is high. Of course, that was until the summers of 1985 and '86, when terrorism and Chernobyl combined to keep thousands of Americans away from European countries.
September 13, 2009
Kudos to Jane Engle for her More for Your Money column ["Hotel Deals? Do the Math," Aug. 30]. My e-mail has been flooded with hotel offers promising me unbeatable deals. After being enticed by the Casino Morongo offer, I learned, after reading the fine print, that a hefty daily tax would be tacked on, along with something called a "hotel resort fee" of $16 per day. What, for the privilege of using the pool? For getting a free newspaper? When taxes and other fees are tallied, these hotel deals become a lot less special.