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How to find great hotel deals in San Francisco

- 11 Nov 2009

There are quite a few San Francisco hotel reservations deals out there, but sometimes you have to look for them. Don’t make the mistake of calling the hotel reservation desk and accepting the quoted room price right away, you’ll likely end up paying more than you should. If you want a good deal, you have to do some research and keep your options opened. If you look carefully you can save up to 50 % off the normal rate of hotels in San Francisco. So if you are looking into good hotel deals, have a look at the tips below, they will help you find the greatest deal and save that money to visit extra attractions in San Francisco.

  • Plan your trip well in advance and book outside high seasons.
  • Check the travel agencies websites for discounts, but always call the hotels to find out the normal rates before making any reservation, you may get a better deal than what you can find online.
  • Check the hotels that have guest programs first. The more points you collect from the programs, the more reservation operators will try to give you the best deal.
  • Collect as many airline points for hotels as you can.
  • Don’t be shy and ask about special discount for elders, students, military, corporations, and Automobile Association (aaa.com) members.
  • When the room rate is quoted, ask if there are less expensive rooms available.
  • Don’t forget the hidden fees, like taxes, parking, and telephone use.

Mike – author for San Francisco Hotel Reservations.

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