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We Go Comparison Shopping On Jetsetter.com

December 21, 2009 at 4:39 PM | by | ()

Wanna join Jetsetter.com? You're in luck! HotelChatter has a special invite link for you precious readers. Go here to register for Jetsetter.com. Happy deal hunting!

Here at HotelChatter and Jaunted, we have been quite enthralled Jetsetter, an invite-only luxury travel deals site. We once described it as sample sale site for luxury travel. Not that this world is short of internet deals site but we were piqued by the idea of a site that catered solely to cool, luxury hotels--you know, the kinds we often write about here.

Then today, we received an early Christmas present from one of our friends inviting us to join Jetsetter.com and as a holiday bonus, we would automatically get a $50 credit in our account to put towards booking travel on JetSetter.com.

Nothing spurs us to try new things than some travel credits so we decided to put JetSetter's hotel sales to the test.

Jetsetter.com v. Hotel Website
Currently, the site is running a sale on rooms at the One Bal Harbour, the former Regent Bal Harbour just north of Miami Beach and near the luxest shops in all of South Florida. We found rooms for the weekend of January 22-24 for $345 a night for a Premiere Deluxe Room. The hotel's own site was offering that same room category for that weekend at $595 a night. Score.

Jetsetter.com v. Tablet Hotels
But we also hopped over to Tablet Hotels to see what they had going that same weekend. Tablet returned with several deluxe room category options at $445 a night. So Jetsetter wins by $100 a night. However, Tablet Plus Members do get a whole host of goodies here from an upgrade at check-in to complimentary continental breakfast, a free cocktail upon arrival and a spa voucher worth $50. (Membership to Tablet Plus costs $195 a year.)

Jetsetter Verified
Jetsetter doesn't have a special membership program (yet) that would give guests goodies upon arrival, but it does have Jetsetter Verified editorial reviews--meaning they've actually stayed here and tested it out for guests. As expected, most of these reviews are very positive.

Bottom Line
Keep in mind, these are luxury hotels. If your budget is under a $100 a night, you should stick with Expedia, Hotwire and Priceline for all your usual deal hunting tricks. Also, these are not ongoing deals. Sales only last for about three days, but your booking window is usually six months.

Still, if someone sends you an invite to join Jetsetter, we say do it. You'll at least have another tool in your arsenal as you go deal-hunting. And since there aren't that many places out there offering deals on luxury hotels, this could be very valuable indeed. Plus the $50 holiday bonus offer expires on December 27th.

Disclosure: Jetsetter.com actually has a partnership with Conde Nast Traveler, which is part of the same publishing family as HotelChatter. Read all about it here.

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