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With the host off sites offering you great rates at hotels all over the world it can get quite confusing at to which one to choose, whether it be hotels.com, trivago, bookings and a host of others, ultimately we all want to pay the least amount of money.  Now you could book through the hotel, while sometimes that is the best option that is when you’ll pay the most – but we’re on holiday we want to save money wherever we can.  

Trivago promotes itself as your one stop shopping for the best rates promising the lowest rates of all the other sites, and many times they are but the one thing about trivago is these great rates more often than not are non-refundable a word I do not like to hear for someone that travels as much as I do.  So once you book that hotel room it’s paid for at that moment.  

Now hotels.com and bookings have the same great non refundable fares, but the selection of rates that are refundable are better than trivago.   This is the same on many of the other sites but while you might pay a few dollars more, and I am talking $7 – $10, you won’t have to pay for your entire stay at that moment.  

Now hotels.com and bookings all have the same choices but the majority of them do not require you to pay up front and a lot of them offer ‘pay now or pay at the hotel option’ and of course the rate is a few extra dollars, but worth it for the peace of mind knowing you can cancel if something should happen, that is rare on trivago.  And something that is equal in all of these sites is they’ll charge your credit card at one point they just don’t tell you when.  

There are also properties that want a ‘deposit’ in which they don’t give you an exact date.  That is also true for properties when they you won’t pay anything today, but you will pay something before yourarrival also know the exact date you cancel up too and not be charged for at least one night – as exciting as these rates are the rules and regulations can be quite overwhelming and that $60 a night stay can reach in the $70 a night or more after all fees, taxes and any other way they can get more money out of you.

Now hotels.com and bookings all have the same choices but the majority of them do not require you to pay up front and a lot of them offer ‘pay now or pay at the hotel option’ and of course the rate is a few extra dollars, but worth it for the peace of mind knowing you can cancel if something should happen, that is rare on trivago.  And something that is equal in all of these sites is they’ll charge your credit card at one point they just don’t tell you when.  

No matter which you choose with all its rules and regulations you will pay far less than going through a hotels site directly and in most cases the hotel you want will be on that site with a nightly price far less than going through its site – but no matter what you do, read all the rules and regulations and have a great vacation. 

 

 

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