- Aug 27, 2004
- LT Gold
I tend to avoid the commercial booking sites, other than to see what options may exist in the market I am looking for. I normally book directly with the hotel and they normally offer rates that require no deposit and no fee to cancel up until the day before arrival. But those flexible rates are often more expensive than the pre-paid rates. Someone pays for the flexibility. I rarely take a pre-paid rate unless almost certain I will be traveling and I am willing to accept the risk of losing my deposit if my plans have to change.I guess this brings e to my next question hehe.
Besides the usual suspects; Booking.com, Agoda etc - Does anyone know any booking sites that offer free cancellation 24 hours out and pay at the hotel?
Thanks in advance once again!
I think the only pre-paid hotel bookings I have made in the last few years is when using Amex credits and for a skiing chalet in NZ where they required a 50% deposit (and refunded all but NZ$35 admin fee when our flights were cancelled for July this year).