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Monday, June 30, 2008

Travelodge Motel - Williamsburg, Virginia

I found this one through an easy Kayak search while confirming BavariaGirl's info. Looks to be a foolproof BRG that could easily be coupled with the other recent Williamsburg hotels we've listed to create a nice little family vacation (alternating at different hotels). Enjoy.

Hotel Address: 834 Capitol Landing Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185 US

Competitor Website:
Expedia.com

or
http://www.hotels.com


Sample Date: September 12, 2008. Click here to check your specific dates.

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: 2 Double Beds Room (S/NS)

Rate variation: $45.00 Hotels.com/Expedia.com, $49.00 WR

Special Comments: 10 miles to Jamestown Historic Site, 3 miles to Busch Gardens.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Days Inn Williamsburg Central - Williamsburg, Virginia

Here is one that was submitted today by BavariaGirl. She confirms that this is a valid BRG with many approvals.

Hotel Address: 1900 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185 US

Competitor Website: http://www.wegoplaces.com

Sample Date: September 12, 2008.

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: 2 Doubles (S/NS), 1 King (S/NS), 2 Doubles Poolside (S/NS)

Rate variation: $55.31 Wegoplaces.com, $59.00 WR

Special Comments: "We are conveniently located near the Prime Outlets at Williamsburg, Busch Gardens, Water Country USA and William and Mary College" - DaysInn.com

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Travelodge SF Central - San Francisco, California

Here's a very unique opportunity, submitted today by reader Steven. It seems to have very, very limited availability, but I can confirm the sample date (at the very least) is working as of the time of this post. The funny thing is that even though availability is slim, there are several competitors offering this hotel at cheaper rates than WR. These competitors are easily visible by searching Kayak.

Hotel Address: 1707 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 US

Competitor Website: http://www.reservetravel.com or http://www.venere.com

Sample Date:
November 14, 2008. Click here to check your specific dates

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: One Double Bed (Venere), One King or Double / Two Doubles Deluxe (ReserveTravel)

Rate variation: $64.00 Venere.com, $89.00 WR (One Double) / $64.00 Reservetravel.com (One King or Double), $89.00 WR / $72.00 Reservetravel.com (2 Doubles Deluxe), $94.00 WR

Special Comments: "Situated Halfway Between Bustling Downtown San Francisco and The Colorful Castro District, Just 4 Blocks From The Civic Center/City Hall Area. Hop Onto The Market Street Antique Street Car Right In Front Of The Hotel And Travel To Union Square, China Town, Moscone Convention Center Or The San Francisco Shopping Center. Or take A Nearby Bus To Fisherman's Wharf, Golden Gate Park, And Launch Sites For Alcatraz Excursions." - Travelodge.com

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Ramada Yuma Chilton Conference Center - Yuma, Arizona

Here's a good hotel if you wish to break up a trip between San Diego and central Arizona. Yuma is conveniently located on I-8, near the Mexican border, on the AZ/CA border. Close by are the Imperial Dunes and several other attractions. This one comes to us courtesy of reader Karen.

Hotel Address: 300 East 32nd Street, Yuma, AZ, 85364 US

Competitor Website: http://www.hotelsatanywhere.com

Sample Date: July 17, 2008.

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: One King (S/NS), One Queen (S/NS), Two Queens (S/NS)

Rate variation: $88.13 Hotelsatanywhere.com, $94.00 WR

Special Comments: Confirmed approval. "The Ramada Chilton Conference Center provides the Greater Yuma, Arizona area with all of the convenience of a full-service hotel, including over 4,500 sq. ft. of conference space. Yuma, Arizona stands at the crossroads of Arizona, California, and Mexico. It is a city that is rich in the history of the Old West and is full of attractions from that era. Lake Martinez is roughly one half hour from the hotel, and is a favorite for water spors of all kinds. The famous Imperial Dunes area, featured in the movie Star Wars, is only 20 minutes away." - Ramada.com

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Super 8 Motel Banning Casino/Outlet Mall - Banning, California

This one is only available through July and I found it lower by one penny. This hotel is 5 minutes from Casino Morongo and a 15-minute freeway drive to Palm Springs and all the shops and casinos there. It gets hot there this time of year, so be prepared!

Hotel Address: 1690 W. Ramsey St. (I-10 to 22nd St. 1/4 mile east) Banning, CA 92220

Competitor Website:

Sample Date: All weekdays in July (no weekends)

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: 1 King (All Standard Types)

Rate variation: $66.59 Travelocity $66.60 WR

Special Comments: Outlet Mall in nearby Cabazon (5 mins.) Cable Tv: 60+ channels, pool, cont. breakfast.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Days Inn Williamsburg Colonial Resort - Williamsburg, Virginia

This one was submitted early this morning by reader Walter. Thanks for the contribution, Walter. This one is easily visible by searching Kayak.

Hotel Address: 720 Lightfoot Rd/I-64, Williamsburg, VA 23188 US

Competitor Website:
Expedia.com

and
http://www.hotels.com


Sample Date: July 16, 2008 (and most other weekdays). Click here to check your specific dates

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: One King or Two Doubles. Note that Hotels.com calls the 2 Doubles option a "Standard Room".

Rate variation: 2 Doubles: $81.00 Hotels.com, $89.00 WR. King: $86.00 Hotels.com, $93.00 WR.

Special Comments: "Williamsburg newest Days Inn is located in the heart of incredible outlet shopping and championship golf and minutes from major attractions. With the Colonial ambiance that George Washington would have loved" - Daysinn.com

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Days Inn Elk Grove Village/ I-35, Elk Grove, IL

This one was submitted by reader Adam and is a clear BRG find. This one doesn't show up on Kayak for me at the time of this posting, but I will keep up a link to the site (below) in case you want to try later. In the meantime, you can just check the sites directly.

Hotel Address: 1000 West Devon Avenue, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Competitor Website:
Expedia.com

or
http://www.hotels.com

Sample Date: 7/17 and likely others. Click here to check your specific dates (May or may not show up on Kayak)

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: 1 Double, 2 Doubles, 1 Queen

Rate variation: $65 Expedia/Hotels.com $69 WR (1 Double) $70 Expedia/Hotels.com $74 WR (2 Doubles) (1 Queen)

Special Comments: This hotel is 20 miles from Chicago. Hotel offers free breakfast and has extended cable with 60+ channels for those like me who enjoy having choices on television.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property.

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Travelodge Alamo/Riverwalk/Convention Center - San Antonio, Texas

Another San Antonio find you may wish to use in combination with my previous post. Easily visible by searching Kayak.

Hotel Address: 405 Broadway (Broadway & 4th St.) San Antonio, TX 78205

Competitor Website:
Expedia.com

or
http://www.hotels.com


Sample Date: 7/22 and likely others. Click here to check your specific dates

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: 1 Queen or 2 Doubles

Rate variation: $77 Expedia/Hotels.com $79.95 WR (Both Room Types)

Special Comments: Within walking distance to the Alamo!

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Super 8 Motel - San Antonio/ Riverwalk Area, San Antonio, Texas

This is another one of those properties where you'll want to check the addresses carefully. This is clearly a highly visible BRG claim waiting to happen! Easily visible by searching Kayak.

Hotel Address: 302 Roland Avenue, (I-10 exit #577) San Antonio, TX 78210

Competitor Website:
Expedia.com

or
http://www.hotels.com


Sample Date: 7/19 (Sat), 7/22 (Tue) and many more. Click here to check your specific dates

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: 1 King or 2 Queens (Standard Rooms)

Rate variation: For 7/22: $68 Expedia/Hotels.com $79.99 WR (King) $76 Expedia/Hotels.com $89.99 WR (2 Queens)

Special Comments: Less than 4 miles from Downtown, parking and breakfast is free.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Super 8 Motel - New Orleans, LA

This would be a good choice when passing through, or visiting New Orleans. The tripadvisor reviews (below) are excellent! This is, I believe, #10 out of 154 hotels in town.

Hotel Address: 6322 Chef Menteur Highway, (I-10 Exit 240B) New Orleans, LA 70126

Competitor Website: http://www.venere.com/

Sample Date: Any date with availability through at least August, sampled 7/15, 7/16, 7/19, 8/30

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: 1 King Bed (Standard)

Rate variation: $65 venere $69 WR

Special Comments: This is the only Super 8 in New Orleans. This property has a pool, expanded cable with 70+ channels, and a free continental breakfast included.

Book the Standard room of $69, not the higher priced King with the same description. The Venere "King Bed" type is likely "Standard" since it does not state otherwise.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Travelodge Motel - Lincoln, Nebraska

Found this lower on all 3 major competing sites. Easily visible by searching Kayak.

Hotel Address: 2801 West "O" Street, ("O" & SW 27th St.) Lincoln, NE 68528

Competitor Website:
Expedia.com

and
http://www.hotels.com

or
http://www.orbitz.com

Sample Date: 7/15, 7/19, probably others. Click here to check your specific dates

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: 1 King, 2 Doubles, 2 Queens, Sleepy Bear Rm.

Rate variation: 7/15: $50.31 Orbitz $52.99 WR (2 Doubles) $55.05 Orbitz $57.99 WR (All other room types) Similar variation of rates on Expedia & Hotels.com.

Special Comments: Free Parking, continental breakfast, and pool at this property.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Ramada Limited Houston Sharpstown - Houston, Texas

This one was submitted to me earlier today by reader Xanthuos. Thanks again!

Hotel Address: 6885 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77074

Competitor Website: http://www.booking.com

Sample Date: September 13, 2008. Click here to check your specific dates

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: 1 King Bed Room Non-Smoking.

Rate variation: $69.95 Booking.com, $79.00 WR.

Special Comments: The Ramada - Houston Sharpstown is located in Southwest Houston on Highway 59, convenient to all freeway systems including I-45, I-10, I-610, Hwy 288, and Beltway 8. The hotel has 130 rooms in its eight-story tower with a glass elevator and every room has a view of the Houston city skyline.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Days Inn Elk Grove Village/O'Hare Airport West - Chicago Area, Illinois

Here's another that was kindly submitted by reader Mike earlier today. Mike tells me his BRG is pending, but will most likely be approved with the terms herein. As always, let us know if your claims were successful. Again, this one is easily visible by searching Kayak, but make sure you type in "Elk Grove Village" instead of "Chicago".

Hotel Address: 1920 East Higgins Road, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 US

Competitor Website:
http://www.hotels.com


Sample Date: July 9, 2008. Most dates were available. Click here to check your specific dates on Kayak.

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: Standard Room, 1 King or 2 Doubles

Rate variation: $55.00 Hotels.com, $64.99 WR

Special Comments: Hotel is on the #223 Pace Bus line that runs to the Rosemont Blue Line El Station, one stop away from O'Hare Airport. Hotel also offers complimentary shuttle to O'Hare.

Note that Hotels.com calls the hotel the "Elk Grove Chalet" but it's the same place.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Days Inn - Bridgeview, Illinois (Chicago area)

This one was sent to me today by reader Mike. He informs me that this doesn't show up on Kayak when searching for Chicago - so you'll have to enter "Bridgeview" as the city when searching. Once you do this, it is easily visible on Kayak.

Hotel Address: 9625 South 76th Ave, Bridgeview, IL 60455 US

Competitor Website:
http://www.orbitz.com

Sample Date: July 9, 2008 (and most dates I checked). Click here to check your specific dates

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: All room categories are cheaper on Orbitz (eg. One Double S/NS, Two Doubles S/NS, One King Upgraded, Two Queen Suite).

Rate variation: (Example) One Double: $64.40 Orbitz.com, $69.00 WR

Special Comments: Mike says his rooms were approved without incident. Make a screenshot, as Orbitz's rates can be changed directly by the property without notice. Mike tells me that this hotel is on the #386 PACE Bus line that runs to Midway Airport, and connects with the Orange line of the Chicago El.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Super 8 Motel- National City Naval Base Area, National City, CA

I found this property on a local Southern California website that you should find very easy to navigate. This hotel is in the suburbs of San Diego and 8 miles from the Mexican border. The location is 1 mile from the naval base, 3 miles to Coronado, and 5 miles to the San Diego Zoo. Free breakfast included, pool, and free high speed internet.

Hotel Address: 425 Roosevelt Avenue (I-5 & Main St.) National City, CA 91950

Competitor Website: http://www.sandiegohotels.com/

Sample Date: Saturday dates tested: 7/19, 8/2 Other dates tested: 7/15, 7/21 All dates tried were lower. Give your preferred dates a try on this site.

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: Standard 1 King Bed Room

Rate variation: Saturdays: $119 sandiegohotels.com $129 WR Random weekdays: $62 sandiegohotels.com $84 WR

Special Comments: This room type appears the only one available to claim.

To locate this property on sandiegohotels.com: all you need to do is enter the check-in and check-out dates, 2 adults, click "search." Then enter "Super 8" in the hotel name box on next page to modify your search and locate this hotel instantly. (Put this in the comments section of the claim form so that the Best Rate guys can find it too!)
Best of luck!

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Ramada Downtown Topeka - Topeka, Kansas

I tested this hotel for several different nights in July, weekday and weekends, and found it lower on our main 3 competing sites each time. My guess is that it may be available for most dates in the upcoming weeks. Check out nights you may want. Easily visible by searching Kayak.

This property has a hot breakfast buffet in their atrium, an indoor pool and hot tub, 24-hour convenience store, and is in the heart of downtown.

Hotel Address: 420 Southeast 6th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66607

Competitor Website:
Expedia.com

and
http://www.hotels.com

or
http://www.orbitz.com

Sample Date: Tested dates include: 7/12, 7/13, 7/15, 7/19 Click here to check your specific dates as I'm sure there are many.

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: King rooms (smoking and non) and 2 Queen Beds (non-smoking)

Rate variation: weekdays: $77 expedia/Hotels.com $76.61 Orbitz $80.10 WR On weekends: $82 expedia/Hotels.com $81.78 Orbitz $85.50 WR

Special Comments: Tripadvisor has mixed reviews on this hotel property, but it looks pretty nice to me!

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Travelodge Columbus - Columbus, Ohio

Many competing websites have the lower rates, some of which are the "Quicksaver" non-refundable type. However, it appears the WR website has normal rates which are higher.

It was point out to me by reader, James, that http://www.hotel-rates.com/ has the same lower rate, but without a non-refundable component to it. Therefore, this site is your best bet and you'll want to use it for your claim.
This property offers a free continental breakfast, has satellite TV, and shuttle service to the airport. (fee) There are many restaurants within close proximity.

Hotel Address: 6121 Zumstein Drive (I-71 Exit 117) Columbus, Ohio 43229

Competitor Website: http://www.hotel-rates.com/

Sample Date: Many dates, including weekends, in July into August (perhaps longer). Use the site to look for your preferred dates.

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: 1 Double, 1 King, 2 Doubles

Rate variation: $43 hotel-rates.com $49.99 WR

Special Comments: Thanks James for the tip! I got this post updated Sunday just in time for those who want to submit it this week.

Unfortunately, as often seems the case, the tripadvisor reviews are depressing.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Days Inn Watertown-Fort Drum - Watertown, New York

Here's another that was submitted by reader Xanthuos earlier today. As this opportunity has been unverified by our staff, YMMV as always.

Hotel Address: 110 Commerce Park Dr, Watertown, NY 13601 US

Competitor Website:
Expedia.com


Sample Date:
November 8, 2008

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: 2 Double Beds Smoking Room

Rate variation: $88.00 Expedia, $93.00 WR

Special Comments: Located on I-81 near the Canadian border in Upstate New York, for those who are geographically challenged.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Super 8 Motel - Westbrook, Maine (Portland area)

This one was submitted today by reader Xanthuos. Looks like a good fine (and a rare one at that - northeast BRGs are few and far between). This one has been untested by our staff, so YMMV.

Hotel Address: 208 Larrabee Rd, Westbrook, Maine

Competitor Website: http://www.hotelsatanywhere.com

Sample Date: October 29, 2008.

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: N/S Executive King Bed Room

Rate variation: $62.30 Hotelsatanywhere.com, $71.88 WR

Special Comments: "Near Aqua Boggan, Funtown/Splashtown USA- The largest wooden roller coaster in New England, and Portland Head Lighthouse At Fort Williams, one of the most photographed light houses in New England." - Super8.com

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Days Inn Cincinnati East - Cincinnati, Ohio

This property features an outdoor pool, expanded cable TV, free wireless internet, but has no free breakfast. However, there is a restaurant on-site and it is relatively close to downtown. The lower prices are found on dual websites. Easily visible by searching Kayak.

Hotel Address: 4056 Mt Carmel-Tobasco Rd. (I-275 & US 125 Exit 65) Cincinnati, OH 45255

Competitor Website:
Expedia.com

or
http://www.hotels.com


Sample Date: Most, if not all, dates in July (perhaps longer). Weekdays and weekends are all available. Click here to check your specific dates

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: 1 Double, 1 King, 2 Doubles

Rate variation: Saturdays in July: $63 expedia/Hotels.com $69.99 WR (All room types) Other days: highly variable, but always lower on expedia & Hotels.com (prices slashed)

Special Comments: Non-Smoking and Smoking all available.

This has at least one confirmed approval using expedia, as told to me by reader James. Thanks for letting us know!

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Howard Johnson Inn Las Vegas Strip, Las Vegas, NV (Now Found For New Year's Eve!)

I really hope someone gets this! It is for New Year's Eve, Dec. 31st. It is also available for Dec. 30th. You could, if you wish, book 2 consecutive nights here with a friend as the second address. This property is on the north end of the strip closer to downtown Freemont Street.

Hotel Address: 1401 Las Vegas Blvd. So. (Between Sahara & Charleston) Las Vegas, NV 89104

Competitor Website: http://www.booking.com/

Sample Date: December 30th or 31st (New Year's Eve)

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: 1 King Bed Room (Smoking or Non)

Rate variation: $70 booking.com $222.21 WR (for Dec. 31st) $70 booking.com $166.65 WR (Dec.30th)

Special Comments: On the competing website, the room is listed as "King Bed Room". I would assume this is a "Standard" room and so should you. Don't book the "Business Class" room or the Suite on WR just to play it safe. In any case, this claim should get approved because EVERY single King type room is much higher on WR, and that is very obvious. (Might want to state that in the comments section of claim form.)
Disregard the "Double Room" on the competing website. It doesn't state whether its one double bed or two.

I checked to make sure this is for "double occupancy", and it is.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Skirting the Wyndham BRG Prepaid Requirement: A Reader Shares Her Thoughts

Reader Misty shared the following information with me, which I'd never have thought of. Now, this method may not be for everyone (probably not even for myself) but it's an interesting (and some - probably even most - may find it morally wrong) idea if nothing else.

Basically, you book a Wyndham Hotel Webrate using a Mastercard or Visa Gift Card that has only a couple of cents left on it. Misty reports that Wyndham does not charge the full amount immediately, and only checks if the card is valid.

Then, after securing the reservation, you'd file a claim for a free room. If you get it, good, but if not, you can basically let the reservation slide. Tell the hotel you're not coming, and if they try to charge the card, they'll be denied.

This method is clearly against countless terms and conditions, and of course we will not condone ripping off hotels intentionally, but this evidently does happen and is a preferred method for getting Wyndham BRGs approved. We'll leave this up to your own moral judgment as to whether this is wrong for you to do.

Howard Johnson Express Inn - Santa Clara, CA

Not sure how long this one will last. This one could possibly be used with the San Jose Hojo (previous post) for multiple night stays in this area. Easily visible by searching Kayak.

Hotel Address: 2499 El Camino Real (Hwy 101 Ex. San Tomas Expwy.) Santa Clara, CA 95051

Competitor Website:

http://www.hotels.com


Sample Date: Many dates in July tested. Click here to check your dates

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: 1 King Bed Room

Rate variation: $67 Hotels.com $75 WR

Special Comments: I believe this is the only room type available at the lower rate. Feel free to play around with the dates to see if you can find otherwise.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Howard Johnson Express Inn - San Jose, California

This is a "24-Hour Sale" which may expire after today (Friday), but you may want to check back later to see. Easily visible by searching Kayak.

Hotel Address: 1215 S. First Street, San Jose, CA 95110

Competitor Website:
Expedia.com


http://www.hotels.com


Sample Date: Most dates in July Click here to check your dates.

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: 1 Queen, 1 King, 1 King w/hot tub, 2 Doubles

Rate variation: Most dates: $78 Expedia $82 WR (Queen) $82 Expedia $85 WR (King) $85 Expedia $89 WR (King w/hot tub) $88 Expedia $92 WR (2 Doubles)

Special Comments: If you want the King room with hot tub, it is the higher priced King room listed on the WR website. (Room description is the same for both Kings) I personally book the room types that the WR staff can easily interpret. That particular type is tricky.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Days Inn City Center- Spokane, WA (Updated)

This property, previously posted some time ago, still has availability for Saturday night stays at this time. Easily visible by searching Kayak.

Hotel Address: 120 W. 3rd Avenue, Spokane, WA 99201

Competitor Website:
Expedia.com


http://www.hotels.com


Sample Date: 7/19, 7/26, 8/2 were tested. Click here to check your dates

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: 1 Queen Bed

Rate variation: $79 expedia $79.99 WR

Special Comments: Only the one room type found to be available right now.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Days Inn - Santa Fe, New Mexico

This property has a Days Inn "5 Sunburst" rating. There is a free continental breakfast offered here. Easily visible by searching Kayak.

Hotel Address: 2900 Cerillos Rd./ Cerillos Rd. & Siler Rd./ Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505

Competitor Website:

http://www.orbitz.com

Sample Date: All dates tested in July (perhaps longer) Check your dates on Kayak

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: (1 King) or (2DBLS or 2Queens) room types

Rate variation: weekdays: $56.02 Orbitz $59 WR (King) $65.52 Orbitz $69 WR (2DBLS or 2Queens) On weekends, these same room types also lower on Orbitz.

Special Comments: Despite a high "Sunburst" rating, this hotel unfortunately has poor reviews. But hey, at least maybe you won't have to pay for it!

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Super 8 Motel - Tulsa, Oklahoma

There are many Super 8 properties in Tulsa as I discovered. This one is an all-suite hotel and is brand new. I never heard of a Super 8 with all suites! Please make note of the address carefully when searching for this property. Easily visible via Kayak.

Hotel Address: 12416 East 51st Street, (Hwy 51 Exit 129th E. Ave.) Tulsa, OK 74146

Competitor Website:
Expedia.com
or
http://www.hotels.com


Sample Date: Most dates in July into August (perhaps beyond). Check yours on Kayak.

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: Standard King Suite (non-smoking and smoking) and King Suite (w/hot tub) Note: The hot tub suite is found on expedia and hotels.com as the higher priced "King Suite" option.

Rate variation: $52 expedia $55 WR (Standard King Suites) $59 expedia $62WR (King Suite w/hot tub)

Special Comments: There is some uncertainty for me as to whether the upgraded King Suite (the one with the hot tub) is smoking or non on the competing websites. Whether this make a difference to the BRG staff has yet to be seen. You may want to book the basic room unless you are a risk taker. Both standard King Suites seem safe as they are the same price for either "smoking preference" room.

There is very little info out there on this property. The Tripadvisor has no reviews at this time, but you're welcome to check the link to view photos and any hotel information it provides.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Travelodge - Waco, Texas

This property has an indoor pool, free continental breakfast, and free parking. The lower rate is easily seen after a simple Kayak search.

Hotel Address: 7007 Waco Drive, US84-West, Waco, TX 76712

Competitor Website:
Expedia.com
and
hotels.com


Sample Date: Most dates in July into August. Check your dates on Kayak.

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: Standard 2 Doubles N/S, Executive 2 Doubles, Executive King (smoking)

Rate variation: $69 Expedia $72.90 WR (Standard 2 Doubles) $74 Expedia $78.90 WR (Executive 2 Doubles) $80 Expedia $84.90 WR (Executive King)

Special Comments: Make sure when filling out the claim form you specify "Standard" or "Executive" room type.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Days Inn - Southfield, Michigan (Detroit metro area)

This one was posted on Flyertalk and submitted to us by reader xanthuos. Thanks again, xanthuos. This one might be useful to those passing through the Detroit area. This one can be seen through a simple Kayak search - dates seem to begin after September 1st.

Hotel Address: 23300 Telegraph Rd, Southfield, MI, 48034 US

Competitor Website:
Expedia.com

or
hotels.com

Sample Date: September 10, 2008 (Check your dates on Kayak)

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: 1 King/2 Doubles

Rate variation: (1 King): $50.00 Expedia/Hotels.com, $60.00 WR

Special Comments: Conveniently located to Henry Ford Estate & Automotive Hall of Fame. This appears as a "Special Rate" on Expedia.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Ramada Limited - Alexandria, Louisiana

This one was posted earlier today by reader xanthous on Flyertalk, and he's generously sent us the opportunity on to us to post for you all here. If your travels in the upcoming months will bring you through central Louisiana, this hotel may be of particularly good use to you. How about a nice weekend in New Orleans? Book this BRG opportunity for Friday and Sunday, and have two great days in New Orleans, sleeping there on Saturday. Remember, it's easy (and totally valid as per BRG rules) to book these rooms for every other day, so go ahead - enjoy your vacation. This one can easily be seen via a short, simple Kayak search.

Hotel Address: 742 MacArthur Drive, Alexandria, LA, 71301 US

Competitor Website:
hotels.com
or
Expedia.com


Sample Date: September 10, 2008 (check your dates on Kayak)

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: 2 Double Beds (S/NS), 1 King Bed (S/NS)

Rate variation: $80.00 Hotels.com/Expedia, $81.00 WR

Special Comments: "The Ramada Alexandria, Louisiana is Conviently Located on Interstate 49 just off Exit 86. The Ramada Alexandria is Located only 2 Miles from Downtown Alexandria and a short Drive From the Alexandria Airport. This Hotel Serves the Central Louisiana Towns of Alexandria, Pineville, Lecompte, Woodworth, Ball, Boyce, Bentley, Pollock, and Rapides Parish, Louisiana. The hotel is Conviently Located Near The Louisiana Convention Center, Cross Roads Coliseum, and Convient to Downtown Alexandria." - Ramada.com

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Days Inn Chesapeake/Virginia Beach Norfolk, Chesapeake, VA

A smoking 2 Double Bed room type is up for grabs at this Days Inn for July 4th.

Hotel Address: 1433 N. Battlefield Blvd. (at I-64E), Chesapeake, VA 23320

Competitor Website: www.hotelsatanywhere.com and/or on selected dates:
Expedia.com


Sample Date: July 4th, 2008.

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: 2 Doubles-smoking

Rate variation: $97.32 hotelsatanywhere $99.99 WR

Special Comments: This claim is valid and has previously been approved!

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Days Inn College Park- Washington DC- College Park, MD

This would be a great hotel for visiting the Washington D.C. area. This Days Inn offers a free continental breakfast and free parking. This one can be seen on Kayak, with Hotels.com as the competitor as well as on Booking.com.

Hotel Address: 9137 Baltimore Blvd. College Park, MD 20740

Competitor Website: www.booking.com or
hotels.com


Sample Date: Many dates (including weekends) July into August. Be sure to check yours on Kayak.

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: 1 King or 2 Double Beds

Rate variation: $89.95 booking.com $99.95 WR (for both room types)

Special Comments: To view all room types available for this property on booking.com, you'll see a link below the two types listed: "more room information on the hotel page."

When on booking.com, enter "College Park" under city, then dates, and the property will show up easily.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property.

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Days Inn Atlanta/Forest Park/Airport East- Forest Park, GA

Venere has bunches of Atlanta WR hotels, so you may want to look them over, especially if wanting to stay multiple nights in town. This one could be used in combination with my previous posting.

Hotel Address: 5116 GA Hwy. 85, Forest Park, GA (Atlanta)

Competitor Website: http://www.venere.com/

Sample Date: Most days in July and August (perhaps beyond). Check for yours on Kayak

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: 1 Double, 1 King, or 2 Doubles

Rate variation: $50 venere $55 WR (Double) $55 venere $60 WR (2 Doubles) $60 venere $65 WR (1 King)

Special Comments: 15 minutes from downtown, free shuttle to Atlanta airport, free continental breakfast included.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Days Inn Atlanta Downtown- Atlanta, Georgia

Here's a find from http://www.booking.com/, a good site worth checking into for BRG claims. I posted this earlier as venere as the competing website. That was my error. It is now updated. Sorry for my clumbsiness! I got venere on the brain! You needn't book 2 nights or more, as the competing website hints at, to get the lower rate. It is lower for a one-night stay also.

This one is easily visible on Kayak. It uses Hotels.com (or Expedia).

This hotel was also found and listed on Flyertalk by xanthous, using Hotels.com. Thanks to xanthous for pointing out that Hotels.com also works for various dates for this BRG opportunity.

Hotel Address: 300 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30308

Competitor Website: http://www.booking.com/ or
hotels.com
or
Expedia.com



Sample Date: Most dates in
July and August (possibly beyond). Check for yours on Kayak.

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: 1 Double Bed or 2 Double Bed room types

Rate variation: $85 booking.com $99 WR (July...both types) $85 booking.com $109-$139 WR (August...both types)

Special Comments: Parking fee at this property of $15, free breakfast included, fee for shuttle of $16 one-way

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Ramada Limited Central - Bakersfield, California

This one was submitted earlier today by reader kayjay. Thanks for the contribution and kind support of our blog, kayjay. Looks like a decent oppportunity, let's hope it lasts. The price difference on this one can easily be seen through a Kayak search.

As is the case with other Ramada properties in California (perhaps they're all cursed), this hotel is likely to charge taxes, so don't be surprised if they do, and as always, let us know.

Hotel Address: 830 Wible Rd Bakersfield, CA, 9330

Competitor Website: www.reservetravel.com

Sample Date: 7/5/2008 (Check your dates on Kayak)

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: Wheelchair Access/Non-Smoking 1 King Bed

Rate variation: $74.99 reservetravel $79 WR (weekdays)

Special Comments: "You will be able to get only one room as there is only one room available for wheelchair access. Trip advisor ratings are good." - kayjay

We'll leave it up to your own personal ethics to decide whether to book a handicapped room if you do not suffer from a handicapped or need wheelchair access.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Travelodge Inn and Suites Jacksonville Airport, Jacksonville, Florida

The lower rate on venere.com for this Travelodge is found on many dates after and including Oct. 31st. Most dates for November and December seemed obtainable.

Hotel Address: 1153 Airport Road, Jacksonville, FL 32218

Competitor Website: http://www.venere.com/

Sample Date: 10/31, 12/31, most dates 11-12/2008

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: 1 King Deluxe or 2 Double Beds Deluxe room types

Rate variation: varies. $60 venere $79.99-$99.99 WR (Both types)

Special Comments: Make sure the 1 King or 2 Doubles you book has the "Deluxe" in the description.
Don't forget to read the tripadvisor review below. This property has excellent ratings! It is #9 out of 111 hotels in Jacksonville! You may want to book this one on a major upcoming holiday such as New Year's Eve.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Howard Johnson Encinitas, California (Near San Diego)

This find was brought to our attention by reader Randy and seems to be valid. This is good for any standard King Bed room type with availability for all July dates and going into August as well. Thanks Randy! This is a beautiful upscale community right on one of the most beautiful stretches of California beaches.

Hotel Address: 607 Leucadia Blvd. Encinitas, California 92024

Competitor Website: www.reservetravel.com

Sample Date: Most days in July into August at least

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: 1 King Bed (smoking, non, handicap)

Rate variation: $85 reservetravel $129 WR (weekdays)
$105 reservetravel $139 WR (weekends)

Special Comments: Property has 70 plus cable channels, free hot breakfast, pool and jacuzzi

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Featured Site: FrugalTravelGuy.com

One of the greatest joys of running a blog is the community that exists behind the scenes, scouring the internet for deal after deal, sharing them between one another, and being able to feature each other's excellent work on our websites. I only share websites of the highest quality and stature here, so you will never be referred to anything that's sub-par. Today, I'm going to share with you the website of my good friend and blog partner, FrugalTravelGuy.

If you haven't yet heard of FrugalTravelGuy, there's no time like the present to become acquainted. A former mortgage broker turned travel guru, Rick Ingersoll is at the top of his game, churning out the hottest travel deals and news every day on his daily blog, as well as sharing with you other hot travel deals on his excellent website.

The great thing about Rick's sites is that they have a lot of variety - there's always something going on. Whether it's the latest car rental deal, airline mile banking promotion, or just a selection of great travel coupon codes, if you want to learn about the most up to date promotions in the travel industry, FrugalTravelGuy.com and FrugalTravelGuy.Blogspot.Com are THE PLACE on the internet to go.

Personally, I've saved hundreds of dollars by following Rick's blog, learning about hidden coupons, obscure travel promotions, and ways to earn valuable airline miles. Like the name says, his site is about FRUGAL TRAVEL. Travel done cheaply, and nothing more. It's the perfect site for anyone wanting to, as he promises, SAVE money today and for the rest of your life! It's not simply a cliched motto or slogan - it's a valuable promise, and one that Rick delivers on consistently, and takes to heart to fulfill.

And on a more personal note, this guy is one of the World's nicest guys. I had the pleasure of meeting him in South Carolina last month. If you ever need help, at any hour of the day, this guy's here for you to MAKE SENSE of the travel world. Rick's also a guest contributor here on the blog, and you can expect to hear from him intermittently over the life of this blog.

I urge you all to try out Rick's site - it's almost impossible to be disappointed.

Start today by visiting his deals website and his daily updated blog.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Questions? Requests? Open mike this weekend, feel free to mingle...

The Best Rate Guarantee Blog is available all this weekend to answer your questions and help search for your requests. No promises on finding anything, but I'll try to help.

So, if you have any questions you need answered or need to find a BRG in a specific place on a specific day, feel free to comment on this post and we'll see what we can do for you.

- The BRG Blog Team

This post will appear at the top of the blog until Sunday night, for your convenience. Feel free to join the conversation. Don't forget to check the posts directly below this one, where new BRG deals may pop up. This one will move down the blog list beginning Sunday night at midnight.

Super 8 Motel - Niagara Falls/Buffalo Area, New York

This one was found by reader Bavariagirl, who says she's been searching for a room in the Niagara Falls area for a very long time and finally stumbled on this VERY obscure BRG opportunity. I missed it, others missed it, so thanks Bavariagirl for taking the time to literally scour the internet to find this. Looks like a great opportunity, and Bavariagirl tells us her claims were approved with no problems.

This Hotel is listed as Niagara Falls/Buffalo Area on Travelocity. It is not listed as a Super 8, but it is a valid Super 8 property (it says it is Super 8 in the description). Please let your BRG agent know that they have to search for "Niagara Falls/Buffalo Area" as the HOTEL NAME. City should be Niagara Falls, New York.

Note that this is in (the relatively boring) side of Niagara Falls, in New York. It's not on the Canadian, touristy side.

Hotel Address: 7680 Niagara Falls Blvd, Niagara Falls, NY 14304 US

Competitor Website: http://www.travelocity.com

Sample Date: August 30, 2008

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: All rooms eligible: 2 Queens (S/NS), 1 King (S/NS), King Handicap, King Suite

Rate variation: 2 Queens NS: $199.98 Travelocity.com, $199.99 WR

Special Comments: "We would like to Welcome You to Super 8 Motel of Niagara Falls USA. Super 8 was built in 2001-2002. We are only minutes from the Great Niagara; One of the Wonders of the World; Seneca Niagara Casino and Casino Niagara" - Super8.com

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Rate Glitch: Ramada Inn - Warsaw, Indiana

This is not a Best Rate Guarantee claim opportunity, so don't get your hopes up. This is a rate glitch, meaning you can get a decently priced room at this hotel, and cross your fingers that they will honor it.

Will they honor it? I have no idea. They sometimes do and they sometimes don't. I have experienced three of these rate glitches in my life:

Super 8 Poughkeepsie (they cancelled all reservations)
Amerihost New Orleans (they honored the rate for a lower room type after a threat of legal action)
Howard Johnson Guangzhou (remains to be seen)

Reader Janis sends us the details:

"It seems to be available only on Saturdays (I checked a few in July and August).
The room type is Non Smoking Room With 1 King Bed/ High Speed Wireless/Sofabed/Desk/ Refrigerator/Coffee Maker/Hairdryer. The rate is only $10.40!! Total with tax is $11.65, which isn't much more than you'd pay tax on for a BRG room (if/when they charge you). 2 people must be booked into the room (doesn't work for single occupancy)"

Thanks, Janis.

To those who want to book this - do it soon, as this will be corrected shortly after this post in all likelihood (we do have Wyndham Rewards lurkers on this blog).

Days Hotel and Conference Center Toronto Downtown - Toronto, Ontario

Here's another I found on Reservetravel. It's a bed and breakfast rate that's cheaper than the WR non-breakfast rate. Should be good for those needing a short getaway with the family. Could also make a good basecamp for heading to Niagara Falls, a short 90 minutes away.

Update 6/26/08: This BRG has been rejected due to it being a "breakfast rate". I've never heard of a BRG being denied because it included breakfast for a lowerrate. It just goes to show how unpredictable these BRGs are, and how the BRG claim staff will stop at nothing to try to find reasons why your claims should not be approved. Sorry to disappoint, but this one's dead. If you do get denied, try your luck at contacting a supervisor and talking logic - it very well may be approved (they're much more lenient than the claim staff and are willing to hear you out).


Hotel Address: 30 Carlton Street, Toronto, ON M5B 2E9 CA

Competitor Website: http://www.reservetravel.com

Sample Date: August 20, 2008

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: One Queen (S/NS), Two Doubles (S/NS)

Rate variation: $121.00 CAD Reservetravel, $125.10 CAD WR

Special Comments: As always, YMMV. In theory, this will work.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Days Hotel and Conference Center Toronto Airport East - Toronto, Ontario

Here's another example of how Reservetravel comes to the rescue, offering obscure rates that the WR website doesn't. This one's available under an "Airport Stopover Rate", but it appears that anyone can book this. As always, YMMV, but in theory, this one will work.

Hotel Address: 1677 Wilson Avenue, Toronto, ON M3L 1A5 CA

Competitor Website: http://www.reservetravel.com

Sample Date: July 16, 2008 (most dates I checked worked)

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: King, Two Doubles, Two Queens

Rate variation: Two Queens: $99.00 CAD Reservetravel, $119.00 WR

Special Comments: Located 4.5 miles from the airport, 9 miles from downtown Toronto. Complimentary airport shuttle. Let us know if this one works for you.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Days Inn Cincinnati East - Cincinnati, Ohio

Reader James submitted this one this morning to add to our listings. Looks like an easy approval. This one's been posted before on the blog (IIRC). Good luck.

Hotel Address: 4056 Mt. Carmel Tobasco Road, Cincinnati, OH 45255

Competitor Website:
Expedia.com


Sample Date: July 10, 2008

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: One Double (S/NS), Two Doubles, King (S/NS)

Rate variation: All rooms are 10% off on Expedia. $49.50 Expedia, $54.99 WR

Special Comments: Conveniently located off of I-275 Exit 65 close to all major attractions and events in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Close to River Downs Racing Track, River Bend Music Center, Newport on the Levee Entertainment Complex, Downtown Cincinnati, Paul Brown Football Stadium, The Great American Ball Park, Procter and Gamble, entertainment, sports, recreational, retail, malls and restaurants. Minutes from Paramount Kings Island Amusement Park.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Super 8 Downtown - Toronto, Ontario

Here's one I just found on Kayak. At first, I thought this wouldn't work, since Kayak reports the cheaper site as Orbitz and Cheaptickets. Sometimes, these sites report rates in CAD, but this time, unfortunately, the quoted in USD. So, I looked at a couple sites that Kayak doesn't integrate with - Expedia and Travelocity. Expedia didn't have it, but Travelocity did. Hurry, as this may disappear at any time (Travelocity is probably the least stable site for rates out of them all).

Hotel Address: 222 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2C2 Canada

Competitor Website: http://www.travelocity.ca

Sample Date: July 9, 2008

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: 2 Queens Standard, 1 Queen Standard, 1 Queen & Sofabed.
None of the King options are likely to work.

Rate variation: 10% off on Travelocity.ca.
(1 Queen & Sofabed): $135.10 Travelocity.ca, $149.00 WR

Special Comments: "The Super 8 Hotel in Toronto, ON is a newly constructed/renovated facility located in the heart of Chinatown. Located within walking distance from entertainment, shopping, restaurants and much more" - Super8.com

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Travelodge Inn and Suites - Auburn, Washington (Seattle-Tacoma area)

Here's one I found the other day while researching the Seattle area on Kayak. Looks like a comfortable enough property, even if reviews are mixed (and possibly embellished) on Tripadvisor. Located roughly midway between Seattle and Tacoma in the suburb of Auburn.

Hotel Address: Nine 16th St North West, Auburn, WA 98001 US

Competitor Website:
Expedia.com

or
hotels.com

Sample Date: July 9, 2008 (and possibly many more). Easily visible on Kayak.

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: One Queen (S/NS)

Rate variation: $60.00 Hotels.com/Expedia, $80.00 WR

Special Comments: "The warm friendly award winning Auburn Travelodge Inn and Suites is conveniently located and accessible from freeways 167 and 18. The hotel is close to Muckleshoot Casino, Emerald Downs Racetrack, Six Flags Wild Waves, The SuperMall of the Northwest, Washington National Golf Course, Pacific Raceways and White River Amphitheatre. Within walking distance of the hotel is variety of restaurants and the Iron Horse Casino. The Auburn Travelodge Inn and Suites prides itself on being a clean, comfortable and cozy hotel with the friendliest service in town." - Travelodge.com

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Ramada Plaza Denver North - Denver (Northglenn), Colorado

Here's my fulfillment of Gina's request for a hotel in north Denver. Enjoy the free room, Gina, and I hope the wedding goes well. Tell your friends HOW you got your free hotel room - The Best Rate Guarantee Blog. Thanks for your continued support.

Hotel Address: 10 East 120th Avenue, Denver (Northglenn), CO 80233 US

Competitor Website:
Expedia.com


Sample Date: August 16, 2008

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: All room types are cheaper on Expedia.
1 King, 2 Queens, King Jacuzzi, 2 Room Suite, etc.

Rate variation: $118.99 Expedia, $119.00 WR (yes, one penny does work).

Special Comments: "Conveniently located on I-25 at exit 223, 120th Ave with close proximity to Westminster, Broomfield, Thornton and only 15 minutes to Beautiful Downtown Denver, the Stadiums and the Historic LoDo District." - Ramada.com

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Howard Johnson Downtown - Spokane, Washington

Here's one that has been alive and well on Expedia at a lower rate for the past year (at least!), and listed here multiple times on the blog. They just don't care to follow Best Available Rate protocol, and that's good for people like us who like our rooms for free. I've stayed here no less than 20-30 times, and never had any problems. This hotel won Property of the Year in 2000, and the breakfast includes biscuits and gravy, waffles, and fruit salad. It's a decent location too, right on Division and just a few blocks from I-90 (don't worry, noise isn't an issue).

Note that this is sometimes listed as Howard Johnson Downtown/Airport. That's a misnomer. This hotel is around 7 miles east of the airport, so it would be pushing it to say it's an airport property. They do have a shuttle, though, I believe.

Hotel Address: 211 Division South, Spokane, WA, 99202 US

Competitor Website:
Expedia.com

or:
hotels.com


Sample Date: July 9, 2008 (any date is available, usually). Check Kayak.

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: One Queen or Two Queens Standard Room

Rate variation: (2 Queen Beds): $60.00 Expedia, $103.95 WR

Special Comments: Guaranteed approval. If there's ever one I could promise you that you'll get, it's this one.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Wingate by Wyndham - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area)

This one was kindly submitted by reader Sam just a few moments ago. Wingate's are great, and completely covered under the Wyndham Rewards BRG (you can book refundable rates and still get a free room). However, for this BRG specifically, you must book non-refundable (but this is not a rule - it's just that the non-refundable Orbitz rate is cheaper than the Wingate's non-refundable rates. As always, YMMV. This one has very high ratings on Tripadvisor, and is a newly opened property (March 2008).

Hotel Address: 5000 Clover Road, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054 US

Competitor Website:
Logo - No tagline (88x31)

Sample Date: October 3, 2008 (Check for others via Kayak)

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: Double, King, Suites, etc. Many different room types available.

Rate variation: (1 King): $93.43 Orbitz, $98.10 WR

Special Comments: "This has been approved for one date I booked. This
is available many days, just check your dates. This is a new
property. It isn't particularly close to Philadelphia, but not far
either. Certainly a reasonable distance (20 min or less) for a
tourist visiting the city." - Sam

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Wyndham Pittsburgh University Palace - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Here's a Wyndham Hotel I found today on Kayak. Remember, these Wyndham BRGs do not use the same process as Wyndham Rewards BRGs. To file your claim, you must book a non-refundable rate, and then file a claim using this form.

Hotel Address: 3454 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Competitor Website:
Logo - No tagline (88x31)

Sample Date: July 9, 2008 (possibly more, check Kayak for your dates).

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: King, Queen, or 2 Doubles

Rate variation: $160.00 (Orbitz Non-Ref.), $162.00 (Wyndham.com Non-Ref.)

Special Comments: "The Wyndham Garden Hotel - University Place has a stunning entry and lobby atrium, as well as an elegant library. The hotel is located in the heart of Pittsburgh's education and medical communities, just minutes from downtown Pittsburgh." - Wyndham Website

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Days Inn Englewood Tech Center - Denver, Colorado

I just found this one about 5 minutes ago on Kayak. It's located south of downtown Denver in the Tech Center area near Englewood. Not a terrible location, with tons of malls and restaurants nearby. Easy access to downtown via I-25.

Hotel Address: 9719 E Geddes, Englewood, CO 80112 US

Competitor Website:
Logo - No tagline (88x31)

Sample Date: July 9, 2008 (and many other dates). Check yours on Kayak.

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: King NS, 2 Queen NS, King Handicap

Rate variation: (All rooms) $65.62 Orbitz, $69.00 WR

Special Comments: This one's untested, but should work OK - take a screenshot.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Days Inn Mission Bay/Sea World - San Diego, California

I posted this one a couple of days ago, but it deserves mentioning again, as its lifespan appears to be winding down. This one seems to be available only within the next little while on Expedia. Once you get into July, it begins to become unstable. I've stayed here before with no complaints, and oddly enough I earned WyndhamRewards points on the rack rate. No taxes were levied. Perfect BRG experience.

Hotel Address: 4540 Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109 US

Competitor Website:
Expedia.com

or
hotels.com


Sample Date: June 26, 2008 (and many other dates). Easily seen on Kayak.

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: All room types available. These are "QuickSaver" rates.

Rate variation: (2 Doubles NS): $102.00 Expedia, $119.00 WR

Special Comments: Many confirmed approvals. "QuickSavers" don't need to be prepaid, and they're just like any other rates, making them perfect for claims.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.