After all the money you have spent on your wedding day, you may have neither the inclination nor the wherewithal to spend much on your honeymoon trip. With discount hotels, you can save not only some of your hotel budget but also save yourselves from unexpected additional expenses. However, how does one go about getting a discount hotel deal?
Decide on a Budget
First, decide upon the budget you are willing to spend on your whole honeymoon or vacation trip. After you have done this, allocate amounts to transportation expenses, food expenses and spending money budget. What remains after that will serve as your hotel budget.
Travel During the Off Season
Hotels usually give discounts during the off season. To get a sure discount, you can put off your honeymoon for the off season. This has one other advantage aside from letting you afford a good hotel at a discounted price, and that is the advantage of having the hotel and your honeymoon destination to yourself. Of course there will be other tourists but not as many as there would have been if you went on your honeymoon during the tourist season.
To look for such discount hotels, you can search for hotels in your target destination and in nearby areas. After that, research each one to see which offers discounted rates and what the rates are. Compare discounted prices across your options.
The overall price should not be the only consideration. For a certain price, what type of room do you get? Are there any meals included? Do they charge you for an extra cot and extra linens? You have to check these small details because you’d like to make sure that you really are getting discounted rates and not a low base rate with hidden and extra charges.
You also need to check if your honeymoon is going to coincide with special festivals and events that would still surely bring the tourists even if it’s generally off season. If so, hotel prices may be higher than you can afford; you will not get discounts when the rooms are in demand. Make sure to do some research so that you can maximize savings.
One last word of advice though, consider weather conditions when you decide to take your honeymoon. Even if you want to get discount hotel rates, you would not want to be stuck in some beautiful place while it is being ravaged by a storm, would you?