If you’re traveling to one of the cities listed in Bullz-Eye.com’s City Guide, check out our hotel recommendations for that city. If you need more information, the sites below should be helpful.
They're becoming one of the big dogs in this category. Lately they're pushing hotels reviews from their staff.
The deals on this site for hotels, airfare and car rentals are sometimes truly amazing. HotWire.com allows you to search for hotels, flights and car rentals by location and date, but certain details are not disclosed until you book the item. For example, for hotels you'll know the general location of the hotel, like Mid-Town or the East Village in New York, the amenities and the star ranking. When you do a search you'll usually have plenty of options, and you'll often find a deal that meets your needs. This site works best for hotels and car rentals. Good flights without wacky departure times or connections are harder to find.
After checking the sites listed above and other sites from our Travel Web Guide, it's always a good idea to try Priceline.com. If you find a great flight for $250, you can always try to bid even less, say $150, on Priceline. The other sites provide a gauge of what Priceline might accept. If they decline your bid, they sometimes give you a hint on a counter-offer you can make that would be accepted, like maybe $220 in this example. It's worked for us, so give it a try. Also, their service continues to improve. If you book a flight with them, you'll immediately receive an e-mail on a successful bid you could submit for a car rental, and our experience has been that these suggestions provide great deals.
Expedia.com - Hotels
Great travel site with hotel bookings.
The editors highly recommend this site. It’s very easy to use and has hotel listings from all over the world, including B&Bs and budget hotels with a good mix of chain hotels and independent hotels.
1 800 USA Hotels.com
This site specializes in discount hotels and lets you book online. The number of listed hotels is not huge, but the discounts are significant.
This site has links to over 75,000 hotels around the world along with links to all of the major hotel chains. You can book your room online and search for hotels that fit your criteria and price range. This site also has useful travel information regarding airlines and rental cars.
Accomodation Search Engine
If you’re looking for a hotel, this site will help you find one by conducting a search based on criteria that you provide.
Fodor’s Hotel Finder
If you’re looking for recommendations, check here. It covers a limited number of cities, but the descriptions are thorough and well written.
User reviews of hotels around the country.
More user reviews.
Small Hotels, Big Personalities
Some independent hotels are making some big waves in the hotel business.
Many people are now renting out rooms in their homes to create virtual hotels, so check out the sites on this list.
At your service
Luxury hotels step up the service in the battle for high-end customers. Get ready for anything you want or need.
Great hotels featuring the W, the Westin and so many more upscale brands. The Preferred Guest program is excellent and we highly recommend it. Better yet, get a Starwood AMEX Card and rack up the points.