Hotwire Saved Us $296 At The Beverly Hilton This Weekend
March 8, 2010 at 9:15 AM
You already know that we love Hotwire long time. But we’re of the “if something’s worth saying, say it again” school, hence we’re going to tell you about our latest bargain.
We were in LA this past weekend and were in need of somewhere to stay on Saturday night. Yes, Saturday, the night before the Oscars. Yes, in LA. No, we had little chance of finding anything to suit our budget. Or so we thought.
Miraculously, Hotwire, as ever, came up with the goods. We wanted to be in Beverly Hills to increase our chances of sharing the elevator with celebs, and found a 3.5 star for $124, or a 4 star for $129. Cross-referencing with www.betterbidding.com, we worked out that the 3.5 star could either be the Andaz (yes, 3.5 stars seemed odd to us too) or the Crowne Plaza. The 4 star was almost certainly the Beverly Hilton (the only one with a tennis court and golf course on the listings). Seeing as we wanted to avoid the Groan Plaza, we plumped for 4 stars.
Sure enough, it was the Beverly Hilton. The cost? $129. Including taxes, $154.05.
Obviously we also checked how much it would be to book through Hilton direct, and although we’re used to amazing Hotwire deals, we weren’t prepared for this – it was showing as $375 without the tax. And in fact, when we arrived, we were upgraded to a deluxe room, worth $425. So we saved $296. Think how many things that could go towards?*
*Actually, in our case it’s going towards a traffic ticket that we incurred getting to the hotel, but we’ll warn you about that tomorrow, along with a full review.