Website Addresses--MUST READ FOR FIRST TIME USERS

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Website Addresses--MUST READ FOR FIRST TIME USERS

Sheryl
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Joined: 16 Jan 2000, 16:19

16 Jan 2000, 16:08 #1

4 star:
www.westin.com
www.hilton.com
www.marriott.com (Marriott, Renaissance and J. W. Marriott)
www.hyatt.com (click on Special Offers and provide the AAA rate or any special rate that applies to your dates, including their Internet only rate)
www.fairmont.com
www.wyndham.com (Web rate must be checked through the Special Offers link on main page or by clicking here)
www.milleniumhotels.com (in some major cities)
www.cphotels.ca (Canadian cities only)
www.omnihotels.com
www.intercontinental.com

3.5 star:
www.hilton.com
www.marriott.com
www.hyatt.com
www.wyndham.com (Wreb ate must be checked through the Special Offers link on main page or by clicking here)
www.milleniumhotels.com (in some major cities)
www.sheraton.com
www.doubletree.com
www.crowneplaza.com
www.deltahotels.com (Canadian cities only)

3 star:
www.marriott.com (any Marriott brand except J.W. Marriott, SpringHill Suites, Towneplace Suites or Fairfield Inn)
www.sheraton.com
www.parkplaza.com
www.fourpoints.com
www.hyatt.com (click on Special Offers and provide the AAA rate or any special rate that applies to your dates, including their Internet only rate)
www.wyndham.com (Web rate must be checked through the Special Offers link on main page)
www.hilton.com
www.doubletree.com
www.crowneplaza.com
www.radisson.com
www.holiday-inn.com
www.adamsmark.com
www.coasthotels.com (in some West Coast cities)
www.milleniumhotels.com (in some major cities)
www.deltahotels.com (Canadian cities only)
www.omnihotels.com
www.parkplaza.com
http://www.hyatt.com/hyatt/place/
www.hiltongardeninn.com
StayBridge Suites

2-1/2 star:
http://www.hyatt.com/hyatt/place/
www.hiltongardeninn.com
www.hawthorn.com
www.mainstaysuites.com
www.doubletree.com (Doubletree Club)
Hyatt Summerfield Suites
www.druryinn.com
www.marriott.com (Courtyard and Residence Inn)
www.sierrasuites.com
www.hamptoninn.com
www.wingateinns.com
www.countryinns.com
StayBridge Suites
www.parkplaza.com
www.fourpoints.com
www.hiexpress.com

2 star:
www.amerihostinn.com
www.baymontinns.com
www.laquinta.com
www.candlewoodsuites.com
www.holiday-inn.com (Holiday Inn)
www.bestwestern.com
www.ramada.com
www.homesteadhotels.com
www.daysinn.com
www.marriott.com (Fairfield Inn, TownePlace Suites, Springhill Suites)
www.qualityinn.com
www.comfortinn.com
www.hojo.com
www.hamptoninn.com
www.parkinns.com
www.hiexpress.com
www.extendedstayhotels.com

1 star:
www.econolodge.com
www.daysinn.com
www.rodewayinn.com
www.hojo.com
www.travelodge.com
www.sleepinn.com
www.super8.com
www.knightsinn.com
www.crosslandstudios.com
www.homesteadhotels.com
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Last edited by Sheryl on 13 Dec 2016, 18:41, edited 19 times in total.
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02 Mar 2000, 05:55 #2

Try this: www.usahotelguide.com -it may be what you are looking for.
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mm42
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Joined: 28 May 2000, 08:34

30 May 2000, 17:01 #3

I like the hotel finder at travelocity.com. It displays availability and price range for a selection of hotels ranked by distance from a reference point. The rates available are standard hotel rates from Sabre (which owns travelocity), and seem to match pretty well with the hotel web sites (not surprising since some of them probably use Sabre too).

Travelweb was already mentioned. I don't care as much for Travelweb because the operation is tedious compared to travelocity. With travelweb you have to check pricing and availability individually with every hotel, and the hotels come up in either random or alphabetical order. Also the hotels are keyed to the hotel management's definition of
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mm42
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Joined: 28 May 2000, 08:34

30 May 2000, 17:09 #4

(message got badly trucated the first time)

... "cities served". The Hotel Choice chains (Comfort Inn, Quality Inn, Econolodge, etc.) seem to be the worst offenders here, frequently listing "cities served" which are 60 miles or more from the hotel.

Travelscape was mentioned - this is a consolidator. They may have the best prices, but do not use them as an indication of availability.

As for travelscapes low price guarantee, it just isn't so. Random check for 10/21/00 in Orlando showed travelscape's rate for Holiday Inn Family Suites at $109 and for Sheraton Safari at $145. HIFS is $89 at several other consolidators (e.g. valuetrips.com, www.valuetrips.com/FL/ORL...nnFSR.htm) and Safari was $125 at the Sheraton website!
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Arrzee
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Joined: 31 Jan 2000, 11:52

23 Jun 2000, 15:05 #5

Another great source of hotel deals is Quikbook. They are sort of like a consolidator with hotels on several major cities. Unlike travelscape, though, quikbook reservations are not prepaid, which is good to know for when you make a backup reservation that later need to cancel.

Travelscape reservations are "purchased" when you book them and you pay for them right then. They can be cancelled up to 72 hours in advance of the stay but can only be done via phone and it can be a pain to get a hold of someone. At least that was my experience about a year ago when I used travelscape.com to book a backup reservation at the Chicago Renaissance hotel. When I later cancelled it because of a priceline bid, it took two months to get a credit to my AmEx card of their prepaid charges.
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mm42
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Joined: 28 May 2000, 08:34

09 Jul 2000, 05:06 #6

Another interesting site is www.lastminutetravel.com.

They do not usually have a large inventory, but frequently have good deals for - you guessed it - last minute bookings.

Example: checking for Boston next week (7/11 check-in), very little availability through conventional channels and very high prices where there was availability. lastminutetravel.com, however, is offering the Swissotel at $139 a night. Cheapest rate through standard booking was $300 a night.
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readymade
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Joined: 25 Jul 2000, 13:00

28 Aug 2000, 02:17 #7

Back this spring when I couldn't get a Priceline room in San Francisco, I ended up booking using lodging.com. They offer some special contract rates with some hotels, but list all kinds of availability and rates, kind of like Travelocity.

If you click on their "special" rates, don't give up. When you ask for "all" hotels, special rates will show up in a lot of hotels. I got a $95 rate at the ever-so-trendy Phoenix Hotel when the lowest I found anywhere else was about 119. When I checked out of the hotel, people trying to get walkin rooms (unsuccessfully) were quoted a rate of $135. I THINK I prepaid.

Anyhow, it's another rate-check option.
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ewwa
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Joined: 04 Apr 2000, 10:14

20 Dec 2000, 06:31 #8

www.fairmont.com and www.cphotels.ca are now essentially the same site. (All Canadian Pacific hotels have been rebranded as Fairmonts, although all except the Lombard have kept their individual names as well.) This means that deltahotels.com is the only Canada-specific site remaining (and it has an Orlando property as well as the many north of the 49th).
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MileKing
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Joined: 19 Jan 2001, 04:50

09 Feb 2001, 17:14 #9

You might also want to try a site I came across recently at www.travelhero.com and link to their hotel website. The price listings displayed for each hotel are very complete and accuracy seems at least on par with TravelWeb.
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Brown1
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Joined: 16 Apr 2001, 05:15

15 Apr 2001, 22:28 #10

Very comprehensive Hotel site is: hotels-shopper.com/

Good - Lists all rates for the hotel, with MANY details(pictures,
addresses, features, etc.). Can book from the page.

Bad - Pictures can cause pages to download slowly(for phone line modem users) for big cities. You may want to use broadband only OR turn off pictures in your browser options. Also, using the "A-Z" link on a city's page may be helpful.
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