How To Find Budget-Friendly Accommodations

Posted on: 30 March 2016


If you are planning a trip, you might find that hotel rooms take up a lot of your traveling budget. While this can be frustrating, it doesn't mean there aren't way to save a little money. Here are some tips for finding budget-friendly accommodations.

Choose Short-Term Rental Homes

While it may seem like renting a home instead of staying in a hotel would cost you more, it actually saves you money in certain circumstances. For example, if you are planning on a longer trip, you can save money by renting a home for a month instead of having to pay for a hotel room for this many days. If you are traveling with a big group of friends or your family, you can save by only needing the one rental home instead of multiple hotel rooms or suites that fit everyone. Also consider that the homes have places for storing and cooking food, so you save quite a bit of money by not having to eat out for every meal.

Travel During the Off Season

Every location has certain times of the year when prices spike and other times of the year when it seems to be more affordable. For example, if you want to stay in a cabin where it often snows, the winter season is going to be their peak time, especially during holidays like Christmas and New year's. However, you can get a cabin in the same area during their warm seasons when there isn't snow and get the benefits of staying in that location, but also save quite a bit of money. Look up the on and off season for the place you plan to travel and plan accordingly. It might mean traveling during a different month or getting a hotel room in the middle of the week instead of the weekends.

Book With the Hotel Directly

While there are discounted hotel sites, you might get special discounts and deals by booking with the hotel directly. Call the hotel instead of booking online to ask about upcoming specials. They might have a particular weekend where they had a last-minute cancellation and are willing to give you a reservation at a discount. Some hotels are also willing to negotiate their reservation prices depending on the circumstances. Ask about different things that can get you a discount by booking through the hotel directly, such as having a AAA membership, being a military or veteran member, or being a senior citizen.

For more information, contact Mt. Laurel La Quinta Inn or a similar location.