Should You Book On The Hotel Site?

Mar 4, 2013 by     No Comments    Posted under: Blog

On March 3 2013, we found a NY Times article called “9 Spring Breaks From Budget To Beyond“.

The article presented 9 one week travel packages including some they consider “budget”.  This article assigned a “budget” travel, which meant keeping the price to under $4,500 a week for each trip, not including airfare.

While we can debate if $4,500 for 1 week (without airfare) qualifies as “budget” the one thing that can’t be debated is the failure of this article to explain one simple tip to save on travel.  The tip?  Do NOT go directly to the hotel site to book your reservation!

Should You Book On The Hotel Site?

We compared the rates on the hotel sites (that were linked in the NY Times article) to the rates available on our “Hotel Search Engine” at

The results?  Going directly to hotel will cost more!

Here are some of the comparisons with screenshots.  We compared a one week stay (May 1-8, 2013) on the hotel website and our search engine at  The rates below include all taxes and fees to book.


Hotel 1: Fairmont Pacific Rim

  • Rates on hotel site: $3,232
  • Rates on $2,147

Hotel 2: Delta Banff Royal Canadian Lodge

  • Rates on hotel site: $1,482
  • Rates on $1,292

Hotel 3: Quality Suites Royale Parc Suites

  • Rates on hotel site: $717
  • Rates on $496

Hotel 4: Hyatt Regency Mission Bay

  • Rates on hotel site: $1,468
  • Rates on $1,394

Hotel 5: Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa

  • Rates on hotel site: $2,469
  • Rates on $2,290

In every case, we saved money by using and not booking directly on the hotel site.

Using our “Hotel Search Engine” at saves both time and money for you.  It allows you to INSTANTLY find the lowest rates by searching over 100 different travel sites (including sites such as Expedia,,  After a search we post the lowest rates available for your destination.

It isn’t just the hotel sites.  We consistently post the lowest rates of any travel site.  Please see below for a recent rate comparison with Priceline and

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