cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Hotel websites

Auto Loans for ANY Credit Situation. Immediate Response.
Advertiser disclosure
Community Leader
Senior Contributor

Hotel websites

Well Dh and I went on a very short trip to Ocean city, MD last week. We really enjoyed it and now my daughter was able to get a few days off on my next vacation and I want to take her there.

 

Of couse end of July is "peak" season and I can't believe how much more the rooms areSmiley Sad

 

I have tried a few travel sites and hotwire and priceline have some deals however it's the "we got great prices but can't tell you the hotelSmiley Frustrated until after you book", I really don't want to try that and get some seedy hotel especially with my daughter joining me.

 

Anybody have some tips on how to find a decent hotel this time of year?

 

Thanks

EXP 760 TU 781 EQ 733
Message 1 of 4
3 REPLIES 3
Highlighted
New Contributor

Re: Hotel websites


@Jnbmom wrote:

Well Dh and I went on a very short trip to Ocean city, MD last week. We really enjoyed it and now my daughter was able to get a few days off on my next vacation and I want to take her there.

 

Of couse end of July is "peak" season and I can't believe how much more the rooms areSmiley Sad

 

I have tried a few travel sites and hotwire and priceline have some deals however it's the "we got great prices but can't tell you the hotelSmiley Frustrated until after you book", I really don't want to try that and get some seedy hotel especially with my daughter joining me.

 

Anybody have some tips on how to find a decent hotel this time of year?

 

Thanks


Do yourself a favor when trying to find rooms during peak.  Book direct.  I checked for the last weekend in July and found great prices.

Go to   ocrooms.com.  It is one dedicated website for properties in the area where you book direct. Right now,  Buckingham Hotel is $62 per night for 4 people in a double room. Some upscale properties are up to $300 per night.  Much less than $400 to $800 on other booking websites.  Don't wait too long as July is selling out.

Message 2 of 4
Valued Contributor

Re: Hotel websites


@Ricky_D wrote:

@Jnbmom wrote:

Well Dh and I went on a very short trip to Ocean city, MD last week. We really enjoyed it and now my daughter was able to get a few days off on my next vacation and I want to take her there.

 

Of couse end of July is "peak" season and I can't believe how much more the rooms areSmiley Sad

 

I have tried a few travel sites and hotwire and priceline have some deals however it's the "we got great prices but can't tell you the hotelSmiley Frustrated until after you book", I really don't want to try that and get some seedy hotel especially with my daughter joining me.

 

Anybody have some tips on how to find a decent hotel this time of year?

 

Thanks


Do yourself a favor when trying to find rooms during peak.  Book direct.  I checked for the last weekend in July and found great prices.

Go to   ocrooms.com.  It is one dedicated website for properties in the area where you book direct. Right now,  Buckingham Hotel is $62 per night for 4 people in a double room. Some upscale properties are up to $300 per night.  Much less than $400 to $800 on other booking websites.  Don't wait too long as July is selling out.


I'll add a second to the direct recommendation. If you see a hotel you like there, just book direct with that hotel. You know what you're getting that way, no surprises. The closer in you get during peak times, the worse it gets; I've seen prices go to 5x normal rates and break $1,000/night in some locations.

 

The nice thing about the big chains like Marriott was, until this year, the point redemption value didn't fluctuate so I could use points on peak nights and cash on others. I once used points for NYE and NYD nights in Amsterdam since the rooms were ~600EUR but for the other nights when it fell back to ~200EUR I paid cash. That's another incentive to book direct, and show a little loyalty - when those peak times do roll around you have some points in the bank you can use to defray those costs.

Message 3 of 4
Community Leader
Senior Contributor

Re: Hotel websites

Thank you both for the suggestions . I will keep you posted Smiley Happy
EXP 760 TU 781 EQ 733
Message 4 of 4
Advertiser Disclosure: The offers that appear on this site are from third party advertisers from whom FICO receives compensation.