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5 Hotel Booking Sites You Should Know About and Use

May 22, 2013 at 2:24 PM | by | Comments (7)

One of the questions we get asked the most (after "Can you get me a free hotel room?") is, "What hotel booking site do you use?" Our answer often varies depending on the city, the time of year and whether the trip is business or pleasure, but we've definitely got a few sites that we trust more than others.* So allow us to round them up for you here:

5 Hotel Booking Sites You Should Know About and Use

*Sorry, these won't help lower the rates for NYC in mid-June but at least you'll be getting the best rate you can.

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Guess The Hotel Revealed: A Quikbook Secret Sale at Gild Hall New York

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  Site Where: 15 Gold Street, New York, United States
August 28, 2012 at 9:33 AM | by | Comment (1)

We clearly need to be more obscure with our Guess The Hotel hints: it only took an hour for the hotel to be named, and all four comments got it right! The hotel we were hinting at was Thompson’s Gild Hall on Gold Street all the way down in Manhattan's Financial District.

Our first Quikbook Secret Sale

We ended up at Gild Hall following our first experience with Quikbook and its Secret Sale, scoring a room for $159/night, excluding taxes. A fantastic rate for New York, but the caveat is that the name of a Secret Sale hotel is not revealed until after you've made a reservation, and rates are non-changeable and non-refundable.

Following a bit of research to determine as best we could which hotel we were going to end up with, and being fairly confident we were going to need a place to stay, we took the plunge and booked. Just a few hours later, the confirmation arrived in our inbox: Gild Hall it was indeed. Given the prices we were coming across everywhere else, we were pretty psyched with this deal.

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Don't Let the Sun Go Down On These Hotel Deals This Week

July 18, 2012 at 12:19 PM | by | Comments (0)

Deals: you want 'em, and surprisingly, everyone has 'em. Take a look at some of the latest hotel deals going around the internet today from booking sites, social media sites, flash sale sites and more. Don't forget to scroll down to see the HotelChatter-approved deal either. Who knows? You might just find what you're looking for. (But don't forget to tell us about your stay!)

· Free Parking and Internet at Marriott Marina Del Rey: Summer by the beach in Los Angeles is expensive but at least the Marriott in Marina del Rey is throwing in free self-parking and high-speed internet. We found rooms for $279 a night at the end of July. Regular rates were going for $289 and did not include the freebies. Overall you will save about $40 a night. Use hotel promo code LSX to book.

· 50 Percent Off The Kiwi Collection's 1st Private Sale: The Kiwi Collection of hotels has just kicked off its very first private sale for members with 50 percent off rates at some seriously cool hotels like Armani Dubai, James Chicago and the Copacabana Palace in Rio. Kiwi members also get perks such as free WiFi and upgrades upon checking in. For more on how Kiwi works, read our story here. To join up and get in on the sale, go here.

· An LES Classic for $228 a Night: With all the new hotels that have opened in various downtown NYC nabes in recent years, we kinda forgot about the original out of the way boutique hotel--The Hotel on Rivington (that's the view from a room above.) But thanks to Quikbook, you can revisit THOR's modern luxury offerings on the LES for $228 a night, which is about 20 percent off the regular rates. The Quikbook deal is part of their Invitation Only offerings so you have to sign up to get access to the deal. Don't forget to give the neighbors a peep show from your hotel room shower!

· Fun in Fort Lauderdale For Less: Both the Westin and the Sheraton on the beach in Fort Lauderdale are dropping their rates for the rest of the summer and even into October,too. The hotels" "Summer Savings" start at $169 a night for the Westin and just $139 a night at the Sheraton. That's about a 40 percent drop from peak season rates. Simply book with the hotels at either www.westin.com/fortlauderdalebeach or www.sheraton.com/fortlauderdalebeach.

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A Hotel in Manhattan With a New Look for Under $200 a Night (And Other Worthy Hotel Deals)

May 15, 2012 at 3:03 PM | by | Comment (1)

Deals: you want 'em, and surprisingly, everyone has 'em. Take a look at some of the latest hotel deals going around the internet today from booking sites, social media sites, flash sale sites and more. Don't forget to scroll down to see the HotelChatter-approved deal either. Who knows? You might just find what you're looking for. (But don't forget to tell us about your stay!)

DEALS, DEALS, DEALS*
· Tablet Hotels: This week's Private Sale offers up the Dream Downtown starting at $228 a night for a bronze room (down from $389.) We even found rooms for Memorial Day Weekend around $275 a night. Just good luck getting up to the rooftop.

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We Love Deals, Deals, Deals All Over the Globe...

April 24, 2012 at 3:56 PM | by | Comment (1)

Deals: you want 'em, and surprisingly, everyone has 'em. Take a look at some of the latest hotel deals going around the internet today from booking sites, social media sites, flash sale sites and more. Don't forget to scroll down to see the HotelChatter-approved deal either. Who knows? You might just find what you're looking for. (But don't forget to tell us about your stay!)

DEALS, DEALS, DEALS*

· Tablet Hotels: The L'Andana in Grosseto, Italy, Alain Ducasse's Tuscany retreat, about two hours from Rome's airport, is on sale starting at 266 Euros a night, down from 380 on the hotel's website.

· Quikbook: The brand new Acme Hotel in Chicago (very similar concept to Ace Hotels) is available this weekend for just $129 a night. The hotel's website is offering $159. The catch is you must book before 4pm on Friday, April 27. The deal is valid through August 31.

· LivingSocial: Now that you've heard from the concierge at the Claremont Hotel in Berkeley, Calif., you can spend the night for just $169 along with free parking, free WiFi and a $50 food and beverage credit.

· Jetsetter: The newly renovated, Saint James Paris, the only chateau-turned hotel in the city, has rooms for $662 a night, down from about $886 a night. But that includes daily breakfast, a candelit dinner for two, a bottle of champagne and a full-day rental of convertible, two-seater Smart Car (including insurance.) A three-day minimum stay is required.

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Here's A Snazzy Room For Under $120 In NYC

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  Site Where: 29 East 29th Street [map], New York, NY, United States, 10016
February 10, 2012 at 9:20 AM | by | Comments (0)

Having already been open for about two months now, Hotel Lola is an unusually low-profile hotel for having such a big personality. Rather than paying homage to anyone specific, the name Lola embodies the spirit of "women ahead of their time." Just to back up a second: the building originally went up in 1903 as a women's-only residence, so its heritage now plays into its super-chic design and playful concept.

But the best part about Lola? She comes cheap.

While we were trolling the pages of Quikbook yesterday, we stumbled upon this deal going on right now at Lola. $114 is all you'll pay for a Cozy Single (what they call a Standard), though if you feel like upgrading yourself, a Superior Queen (shown above) will only set you back $144. Nothing we don't like about Lola so far!

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Quikbook's New Website Pulls Up Hotel Deals Quiker

February 9, 2012 at 4:05 PM | by | Comment (1)

There's been a steady slew of hotel booking sites that have launched in the past few years but our tried and true fave is still Quikbook.com which has long been offering cool, boutique hotels that you would actually at for great rates. And now Quikbook's gotten even better, thanks to a site redesign.

Don't worry, nothing has drastically changed. Quikbook is still offering its secret sales, invitation-only rates and its standard policy of not charging any booking fees or requiring pre-payment or even cancellation/change penalty fees. But the site is easier to navigate--the buttons are bigger, the photos are more plentiful and there's even video tours of select hotels.

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Get Close(ish) To The Halloween Parade In NYC

September 28, 2011 at 9:00 AM | by | Comments (0)

If you're one of those people whose Halloween costume was planned way back in June, then you're probably eager to book your NYC hotel stay waaay ahead of time. In which case, we thought we'd do you a favor and scout some low rates for the month ahead. By then, September madness will have petered out, and rates will have dropped back down to more reasonable (relatively speaking) numbers.

Now, since the infamous Village Halloween Parade (happening on Monday October 31) starts on Sixth Avenue in the West Village, our first thought was to simply find some deals nearby. Not as easy as you might think! Four Points Sheraton Soho, Hampton Inn Soho and Courtyard By Marriott Soho all failed to impress. So we took matters into our own hands and explored some other neighborhoods.

Like? Like, how about the Hudson Hotel for $237 a night? Or the Pod Hotel for $169? We certainly know the latter is a social place—useful when you need help with that zombie makeup...

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Next Year, Do The Weekend in NYC at the Hotel Indigo Chelsea for $140 a Night

December 7, 2010 at 3:20 PM | by | Comments (0)

While visiting NYC for the holidays is going to cost you some extra dough, if you can hold off until January you can get some killer deals.

Quikbook is currently offering an additional 10 percent off at the Hotel Indigo Chelsea which lowers the rate to $140 a night. (Regular rates start around $209 a night.)

We found that rate available for January 7-9. Actually, we found that rate available every weekend through February 28. These rates are fully pre-paid advance purchase rates so if you're not comfortable with paying up front, the regular rates are not that much more at $155 a night.

Remember, the WiFi is free at the Indigo. There's also 32-inch flat-screen TVs, hard wood floors, Aveda toiletries and spa-style showers to enjoy.

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Thank The Giants for The Latest Round of San Francisco Hotel Deals

November 4, 2010 at 11:56 AM | by | Comments (0)

We love scoping out the hotel scene in San Francisco because there's a ton of hotels there, particularly around the Union Square area. And these (most often small and boutique) hotels always have doable prices. We can't wait to put together our rankings list for San Fran--you may actually be able to book rooms there!

But if you've left your heart in San Francisco on a past trip and want to return to retrieve it, then check out some of the low rates going on at Quikbook.

The booking site, which we use frequently for NYC, has slashed rates in honor of the World Series champs, The Giants and we are liking what we see.

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Quikbook Delivers the Deals with Its New Invite-Only Sale

October 5, 2010 at 11:44 AM | by | Comments (0)

We've long been fans of Quikbook's secret sales which are open to anyone and work very much like a Hotwire or Priceline in that you don't know what hotel you're booking until after you've made the reservation, typically at a steep discount. But now, Quikbook has introduced another secret element--Invitation Only Sales.

Invitees will receive dedicated emails that allow them access to unpublished Quikbook hotel deals and which can only be accessed through the email. The deals are limited, usually lasting for about 72 hours and are first come, first serve. So if you see a cheapie rate at a cool boutique hotel, you better jump on it.

In the inaugural email today, Quikbook has some great deals on NYC Hotels like the The Strand Hotel for $295 a night, the new Cassa Hotel for $296 a night, a studio king suite at 6 Columbus for $376 a night and the just-opened Gansevoort Park Avenue for $395 a night. The deals are valid for stays from October 5 through November 30 and you must book by 5pm EST this Friday, October 10.

But are these really deals that Quikbook is offering? Come along with us as we find out.

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The Palace in San Francisco for $135 over Labor Day Weekend

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  Site Where: 2 New Montgomery Street [map], San Francisco, CA, United States, 94105
August 18, 2010 at 12:47 PM | by | Comments (0)

Labor Day Weekend is just a few weeks away and if you're still unsure of where to go, we've actually found some decent rates all weekend long in San Francisco.

Looking on Quikbook for September 3-6, we found the historic Palace Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel from Starwood in Union Square, for an average of $135 a night. That's for a superior king room and the offer requires a prepayment at the time of booking. It's also non-refundable so your San Fran plans need to be set in stone.

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