How do you get a great hotel price?

Aug 23rd, 2001, 04:51 PM
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Thanks for all that helped contribute to this thread. I couldn't get a land only rate thru Air France, but I did book the hotel thru aavacations. Not a great rate, but I tried. Sometimes it is just the thrill of the hunt! I can use the presige card to upgrade my room, and talking directly to the hoel manager got me a bottle of champagne and dinner for 2 for an additional night other than the 2 in the package.

And from the nasty side of me....
You really need to decide what people you are going to pick on. First you are condescending, then almost apologetic. You don't have enough class to be in the 1% income bracket.(Unless you won the money in a cereal contest)
XXX: 7 series
Aug 23rd, 2001, 04:53 PM
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The BEST way to get a great hotel price is to frequent the hotel and refer guests to them often. Other than that, there really aren't any "tricks" other than calling them and asking for discounts, which most hotels will honor if you're a business traveler or a more-than-once customer, etc. I get 20% off on my two preferred hotels in Paris, but that's because I've been staying in them for the past 20 years and referring goodness knows how many customers to them (customers also get the discounts, btw). I don't see that there's any real difference between $307 and $289. The 20% off either of those prices would certainly make a difference - have you tried just calling the hotel and saying you know they offer a 20% discount for the AF package, would they offer it to you as an individual? Sometimes human contact can get you where you want to go. It works a lot in the USA (I've had a lot of experience calling hotels for soccer and lacrosse tournaments for kids) - maybe it'll work in Paris. Then again, maybe not. In that case, if you're stuck on this hotel you either pay the price or you settle for something else.
Sep 4th, 2001, 07:30 PM
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Hotel Prices

My first time to Paris...geeze what's all the flaming about on this thread???

After all kinds of hunting, looking at sites, checking out apartment rentals, etc. and not really getting anywhere, I went to

and entered my dates, *** (3 star rating) and willing to pay $90/night.

Got what I wanted, will see the meaning of *** in Paris soon enough.
Sep 4th, 2001, 10:18 PM
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Lori-Enjoy your trip to Paris- a friend of mine stayed in the Hotel Du Louvre and she loved it..You can also call Travel Bound--they use the Louvre and may have cheaper rates--it's worth a shot.
AS far as 1st class--YOU GO GIRL!!!!
Have a great trip!!
Sep 5th, 2001, 12:41 AM
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I stayed at Hotel du Louvre last year and thought it was a nice hotel. I had a room overlooking the Louvre, and paid about $150 per night including the big breakfast. It was a special Amex rate, and we were upgraded to a newly renovated room. If you can't book through your local amex office, call amex hotel line in london on +44 1444 870 977.
Happy Travels

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