When is the Best Time to Book a Hotel?
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When is the Best Time to Book a Hotel?

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Some people say there's no such thing as the best time to book a hotel room, as long as the hotel has attractive amenities, good food, nice rooms, and courteous customer service. But those people fail to mention anything about the room rate.

Well, if like me, you are a price-conscious traveler, paying attention to things like pricing and booking times is as important as keeping an eye on the other external elements I mentioned earlier.

By following specific booking tips, you can enjoy your stay at some of the best hotels in the world, at a price that doesn't make you hit a rough financial patch later on. These tips include booking on the phone or in advance, shopping around, calling the hotel directly, using a rewards card, and considering the best time window for cheap room rates.

Book Hotel Rooms Online or by Phone

Booking a hotel room online is fast and convenient, but sometimes it does not hurt to pick up the phone and have a conversation with a "live" person. Who knows, you might have a nice talk with a help desk representative who, because he or she is having a good day, would give you the deal of the century.

The truth is, hotels have deals that often are unadvertised and only known to insiders, so you could be fortunate by conversing with a hotel staffer.