Tuesday, January 13, 2009

College Park, Maryland- Days Inn College Park / Washington D.C.

Here's another summer BRG opportunity for the College Park / Washington D.C. area. I wish the Tripadvisor reviews on these hotels weren't so bad, but for those risk-takers on a tight budget, you could possibly combine these two properties and put together a nice summer D.C. weekend!

The rate difference is easily visible by searching Kayak.

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

Competitor Website:

Expedia.com

and
http://www.hotels.com

Sample Dates: 7/25, 8/15, 8/23 (and many other summer dates!) Click here to check your specific dates

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: Standard 1 King or 2 Doubles

The "Standard Room" shown on Hotels.com / Expedia is a link which reveals the room type to be "1 King or 2 Doubles."

You may book either Days Inn's "Non-Refundable" or "Best Available" rate since the rate on Hotels.com and Expedia is lower than both of these.

Rate variation: For dates above:

Hotels.com: $75 / Days Inn: $84.96 NR - $99.95 Best Available (1 King or 2 Doubles)

Special Comments: free parking / free Daybreak breakfast & newspaper / outdoor pool / fitness center

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

College Park, Maryland (Washington D.C. Area) Ramada Limited

You can claim this Ramada for many July or August dates if planning to visit the Washington D.C. area. The property is located in the northern suburb of College Park, roughly 8 miles from most Washington D.C. monuments and attractions.

The rate difference is easily visible by searching Kayak.

Hotel Address: 9113 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, MD 20740

Competitor Website:

Expedia.com

and
http://www.hotels.com

Sample Dates: 7/25, 8/15 (and other summer dates!) Click here to check your specific dates

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: Standard 1 King or 2 Doubles

The "Standard Room" shown on Hotels.com / Expedia is a link which reveals the room type to be "1 King or 2 Doubles."

Rate variation: Hotels.com: $87 / Ramada: $89 (1 King or 2 Doubles)

Special Comments: free parking / outdoor pool / free continental breakfast & USA Today newspaper / 25" television with cable / complimentary high-speed wireless internet

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Update: Vernal, Utah price mistake

For those who booked the Vernal, Utah Rodeway Inn pricing error, there are reports coming in that the hotel has contacted people to "rectify" their rates to an offer of $60.00.

If this happens to you, contact Choice Hotels Guest Relations at 1-800-300-8800. Insist that your quoted rate be honored, and it will. Trust me on this.

2 Hotel Rate Mistakes: Utah & the Poconos!

Wow, not one, but 2 different hotels with rate mistakes located on the same day! Check these out! ...

Ramada Lake Harmony-Pocono
I-476 Exit 95 & I-80 Exit 277
Lake Harmony, PA 18624
July 4th, 2009- $19 (King ADA Room)
All other dates show a $119 rate for this room type, so this is a $100 savings!

Book this rate on Ramada.com
Click here to visit this Ramada's official website.

And here's another great opportunity ... this one shows a wide range of dates! This rate "mistake" seems to run beginning in April and continues at least into August (possibly beyond!)

Rodeway Inn- Vernal, Utah
590 W. Main Street
Vernal, UT 84078
April onward... $9 (2 Queens Smoking) or better yet ... $8.10 AAA rate and $7.65 Little League Baseball Rate (with proceeds supporting LL Baseball!).

Book this rate on Travelocity & RodewayInn.com.
The Little League Rates (available to everyone, including fans) can be accessed here.
Click here to visit this Rodeway Inn's official website.

Vernal, Utah is close to both the Dinosaur National Monument in Northwest Colorado and Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area in Wyoming, for those looking for something to do!

Enjoy these opportunities while they last, and let us know if you're successful!

Note: Neither of these are prepaid rates, so feel free to book in case you need them. There is no risk.

Neptune Beach, Florida (Jacksonville Area)- Days Inn

The Days Inn Neptune Beach is located on the coast of Northern Florida, roughly 24 miles east of Jacksonville International Airport, and 4 miles from the Mayport Naval Base.

Hotel Address: 1401 Atlantic Blvd. Neptune Beach, FL 32266

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

Sample Dates: They are limited, but here's what we found:

February 13-14-15-16 as well as July 3-4-5

Click here to check the Days Inn rates for these dates and look for the "lower" rates for these, and other potential dates on Booking.com.

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: Standard Non-Smoking King / Standard Non-Smoking 2 Doubles

Rate variation: Booking.com: $79 / Days Inn: $119.99 Best Available Rate (Both Room Types)

*Fortunately, you needn't book the Days Inn non-refundable rates since they too are higher than the Booking.com rates.

Special Comments: free outdoor parking / interior corridors / free Daybreak breakfast / microwaves & refrigerators in all rooms / pool / fitness center / on-site restaurant: Brick Oven Pizzeria

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Gallup, New Mexico- Super 8

I noticed this BRG is still available after being posted on the blog back in August! The hotel is in a good location for anyone traveling on Interstate 40 in Western New Mexico. Historic Route 66 is the main street here in town and the address of this Super 8.

Hotel Address: 1715 W. Historic Route 66, Gallup, NM 87301

Competitor Website:

no one deals like we do!


Sample Date: 1/31 (and almost any you'd want to claim!)

Click here to check the Super 8 rates for your specific dates and compare to the rates listed for this property on Priceline.

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: 1 King or 2 Doubles (Standard Types) / King Suite

Rate variation: for 1/31:

Priceline: $53.43 / Super 8: $56.99 - 1 King or 2 Doubles
Priceline: $72.18 / Super 8: $76.99 - King Suite

Special Comments: free continental breakfast / indoor swimming pool / check-in at 11a.m.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Bottineau, North Dakota- Super 8

This is my first BRG for North Dakota and is only the second one in the blog's history! This property has positive reviews on Tripadvisor and appears to be quite a nice Super 8. The hotel is located just about 20 miles from the International Peace Garden on the Canada/USA border and a Wal-Mart sits across the street for your convenience. This is a great pitstop location for anyone travelling from the USA towards the Winnipeg metro area or Brandon (or vice versa). Hiking, fishing, and snowmobile trails are all located in this area for those seeking outdoor recreation.

Hotel Address: 1007 11th Street East, Bottineau, ND 58318

Competitor Website:

no one deals like we do!


Sample Dates: 3/9, 5/22, 7/1 (and most any date on the calendar!)

Click here first to check the Super 8 rates for your specific dates and compare to the rates listed for this property on Priceline.

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: 1 Queen or 2 Doubles

Rate variation: For 7/1:

Priceline: $77.90 / Super 8: $78.88 (Both Room Types)
(For most dates, Priceline's rate is just under a dollar less than Super 8's!)

Special Comments: free continental breakfast / fitness room / microwave & refrigerator / free parking / cable television with HBO

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Lebanon, Tennessee (Nashville Area) - Days Inn Lebanon

This hotel is located roughly 30 miles east of downtown Nashville along Interstate 40. Hardly a convenient base for someone wanting to sightsee and return to their hotel for the night, this hotel is better suited for those coming to or from Nashville (or just passing through).

This one can easily be spotted by searching Kayak.

Hotel Address: 914 Murfreesboro Road, Lebanon, TN 37087 US

Competitor Website:
Logo (A Step Ahead) 120x60
or
CheapTickets

Sample Date: February 4, 2009 (and most others through the spring!).
Click here to check your specific dates!

Occupancy: 2 Persons

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

Rate variation:
One Double (S/NS): $38.25 Orbitz, $45.00 DaysInn
Two Doubles (S/NS): $51.00 Orbitz, $60.00 DaysInn
One King (S/NS): $46.75 Orbitz, $55.00 DaysInn

Special Comments: "The Days Inn hotel offers free continental breakfast, free wireless high speed internet access, cable television with free HBO, free local calls, and an outdoor pool (seasonal). We also have refrigerators in all rooms and microwaves available upon request. We are short drive (30min) to Nashville and area attractions." - DaysInn.com

The one Tripadvisor review gives a very vague account of the hotel's "weaknesses".

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Lisle, Illinois (Chicago Area) - Wyndham Lisle/Naperville

This Wyndham Hotels property is located in the Chicago suburb of Lisle, just east of Naperville. Here, you are 27 miles west of downtown Chicago, which is easily accessible via Interstate 88 and 290. This BRG is easily visible by searching Kayak.

Hotel Address: 3000 Warrenville Road, Lisle, IL 60532

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

Sample Date: February 4, 2009 (and more!).
Click here to check your specific dates.

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: "Deluxe Room with King Bed", "Deluxe Room with One King or Two Doubles", "Deluxe Room with Two Doubles". The Reservetravel and Wyndham room descriptions match up to a T, so you won't have any trouble claiming this one.

Rate variation: $119.00 Reservetravel, $149.00 Wyndham.com (these are the Best Available Rates we are comparing. The Wyndham nonrefundable is still higher than the Reservetravel refundable).

Special Comments: Free High Speed Internet with ByRequest membership (which is free to join), 10000 sq. ft. Spa and Fitness Center (wow), meeting rooms, fine dining and room service on site (go ahead and treat yourself - the room is free, after all!). Free parking, too. Very mixed reviews on Tripadvisor ranging from "Great!!!" to "One of the worst!".

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Urbana, Illinois - Ramada Limited Urbana

This hotel is located in the college town of Urbana-Champaign, Illinois. The hotel is just off of Interstate 74, with easy on-off highway access. The hotel is just 2 1/2 hours south of downtown Chicago, and just 2 hours west of Indianapolis.

This BRG is easily visible by searching Kayak.

Hotel Address: 902 West Killarney Street, Urbana, IL 61801 US

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

Sample Date: March 1, 2009 (and most other dates I checked).
Click here to check your specific dates!

Occupancy: 2 Persons

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

Rate variation:
One Queen (S/NS): $87.18 Reservetravel, $92.99 Ramada.com
Two Queens (S/NS): $96.55 Reservetravel, $102.99 Ramada.com
One King (S): $126.56 Reservetravel, $135.00 Ramada.com

Special Comments: This hotel offers Interior Corridors, an Indoor Heated Pool, and a Fitness Center, along with the standard Ramada amenities like Free High Speed Wireless Internet, Complimentary Deluxe Continental Breakfast, and Expanded Cable TV featuring HBO and The Disney Channel. Very mixed reviews on Tripadvisor.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Waukegan, Illinois (Chicago Area) - Days Inn of Waukegan

Here's a hotel located in the greater Chicago suburb of Waukegan, located just 45 minutes north of downtown Chicago and just 51 miles south of downtown Milwaukee. If you can snag this one for the summer, you're just two miles drive from here to Illinois Beach State Park, along the shores of Lake Michigan, and just three miles drive from Six Flags Great America in nearby Gurnee, Illinois.

The rate difference can easily be found by searching Kayak.

Hotel Address: 3633 N Lewis Ave, Waukegan, IL 60087 US

Competitor Website:
Expedia.com

or
http://www.hotels.com



Sample Date: February 4, 2009 (and most others in 2009!).
Click here to check your specific dates.

Occupancy: 2 Persons

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

Rate variation: You may use the non-refundable or refundable Wyndham rates, as all Wyndham rates are higher than Expedia's sale rates. I'll quote both here.

Two Doubles (S/NS): $43.83 Expedia, $46.74 WR NRef, $54.99 WR Ref
One King (S/NS): $40.64 Expedia, $43.34 WR NRef, $50.99 WR Ref
One Queen (S/NS): $35.05 Expedia, $37.39 WR NRef, $43.99 WR Ref

Special Comments: Free Daybreak Breakfast, 27 Inch TV's in all rooms, Microwaves and Fridges in all rooms, and a 24 Hour Front Desk (well, I'd hope so!). The tripadvisor reviews are mixed, but some indicate prostitution may be a problem at this property.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Chattanooga, Tennessee- Super 8

Located just off I-75 in Southeastern Tennessee, this Super 8 Motel is one of six in the area. Check your addresses carefully when booking. You should have no trouble locating this property and the rate difference, it's easily visible by searching Kayak.

This hotel is conveniently located to all of the best Chattanooga area attractions such as Rock City, the Incline Railway, Lookout Mountain, the Tennessee Aquarium, and the Chattanooga Choo Choo.

Hotel Address: 6519 Ringgold Road, Chattanooga, TN 37412

Competitor Website:

Expedia.com

and
http://www.hotels.com

Sample Dates: 1/31, 2/14 (and many others!) Click here to check your specific dates

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: 2 Double Beds

Rate variation: For the above dates: $42.18 Hotels.com / $44.99 Super 8.com

Special Comments: free continental breakfast / outdoor pool / restaurant next door / some rooms with microwaves & refrigerators

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Jackson, Tennessee - Ramada Limited Jackson

Here's another BRG located in the city of Jackson, Tennessee. This BRG is only available for ADA-Accessible Handicapped rooms, so please use discretion whether you fit the bill to use this room or not, as there may be legitimately handicapped individuals who might require this room type. If you do claim this as a non-handicapped individual, please do the right thing and contact the property and have them switch it to a regular room before your stay. Like our other Jackson BRG post, this hotel is located along I-40, around midway between Memphis and Nashville.

The lower rates are easily visible by searching Kayak.

Hotel Address: 2262 North Highland Ave, Jackson, TN 38305 US

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

Sample Date: February 4, 2009 (and more!). Click here to check your specific dates

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: One Double ADA (S/NS)

Rate variation: $59.01 Reservetravel, $62.95 Ramada

Special Comments: This hotel features Free Wireless High Speed Internet Access in All Rooms, Free Executive Continental breakfast Daily, and a Large Outdoor Swimming Pool and Sun Deck. All Rooms include Coffee Makers, Hair Dryers, Irons, Ironing Boards, and 27 Inch Cable TV Access with HBO. Reviews on Tripadvisor are generally positive to neutral.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Jackson, Tennessee - Days Inn Jackson

Here's a hotel located along Interstate 40 between Memphis and Nashville. Looks like a good place to break up a road trip. It's just a half block from the Casey Jones Village, the original homesite of the famous railroad engineer. This one has wide availability for various dates throughout spring 2009 and beyond.

You can view the rate difference here by searching Kayak.

Hotel Address: 1919 Highway-45 Bypass, Jackson, TN 38305 US

Competitor Website:
Expedia.com

or
http://www.hotels.com


Sample Date: February 4, 2009. Click here to check your specific dates.

Occupancy: 2 Persons

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

Rate variation: All types: $55.79 Expedia, $59.50 DaysInn (these are the non-refundable rate quotes, but you should be able to book the refundable ($70.00) DaysInn rooms and be approved as well).

Special Comments: This hotel features Complimentary Deluxe Continental Breakfast, Free Wireless High Speed Internet, Coffeemakers, Microwaves and Fridges in all rooms. The hotel is within a short walking distance of many restaurants, including McDonald's, the Old Country Store, Barnhill's Buffet, and Subway. Generally positive reviews on Tripadvisor.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Wheat Ridge, Colorado (Denver Area) - Howard Johnson Denver West

This hotel is located in the west Denver suburb of Wheat Ridge, just off of Interstate 70 at exit 265. From this hotel, you are just ten miles from downtown Denver, and just three miles from the massive Colorado Mills shopping center.

This BRG is easily visible by searching Kayak.

Hotel Address: 12100 W 44th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 US

Competitor Website:
Logo (A Step Ahead) 120x60
or
CheapTickets

Sample Date: February 4, 2009. Click here to check your specific dates

Occupancy: 2 Persons

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

Rate variation:
One Queen (S/NS): $54.40 Orbitz, $64.00 Hojo.com
Two Doubles (S/NS), One King (NS): $67.15 Orbitz, $79.00 Hojo.com

Special Comments: This hotel features an on-site restaurant, bar, fitness center and meeting facilities, and a free shuttle bus to the Central City Casino every 15 minutes. The only review on Tripadvisor claims that the hotel is much worse than it looks, and is best avoided. There is also mention of prostitution and vagrancy being a problem.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Owensboro, Kentucky - Super 8 Owensboro

This hotel is located in the western Kentucky city of Owensboro, located right on the Ohio River on the Indiana state line. From here, you'll find Evansville IN 39 miles to the west, and Louisville 111 miles to the east.

This BRG can be easily spotted by searching Kayak.

Hotel Address: 1027 Goetz Dr, Owensboro, KY 42301-7461 US

Competitor Website:
Expedia.com

or
http://www.hotels.com


Sample Date: February 4, 2009. Click here to check your specific dates

Occupancy: 2 Persons

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

Rate variation: All room types: $78.95 Expedia, $79.95 Super8.com.
Note that this is clearly a mis-file on Expedia's part, and is likely to change very quickly. Gets your claims in while it lasts.

Special Comments: This hotel features free high speed wireless internet, YMCA passes for a $4 fee, a free SuperStart breakfast with biscuits and gravy, a Ryan's Steakhouse within walking distance, an on-site business center, and all the other standard Super 8 amenities like HBO, coffeemakers, and the like. The one review on Tripadvisor seems more like venting about the hotel's pricing structure than its quality.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Inauguration Week! - College Park, Maryland (Washington D.C. Area) Ramada Limited

I thought I'd squeeze in this potential BRG opportunity today before it disappears. Act fast ... there is limited availability, so it won't last! It's available the Sunday before Inauguration Day in Washington D.C., which is located just minutes away from this Ramada.

Hotel Address: 9113 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, MD 20740

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

Sample Date: Sunday - January, 18, 2009

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: 2 Double Beds Non-Smoking

Rate variation: Booking.com -$89 / Ramada -$99

Special Comments: free parking & breakfast / outdoor pool

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Alamosa, Colorado - Days Inn

The Days Inn Alamosa is found just off Highway 160 in South-Central Colorado. The hotel's location allows easy access to the area parks, golf course, historical attractions, and Alamosa's unique downtown shopping district. You'd be about 20 miles away from the Alligator Farm, and 30 miles from the Great Sand Dunes National Park and the Cumbres Toltec Railroad.

Hotel Address: 224 O'Keefe Parkway, Alamosa, CO 81101

Competitor Website:

no one deals like we do!


Sample Date: 1/24 (and many others!)

Click here first to check the Days Inn rates for your specific dates and compare to the rates listed for this property on Priceline.

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: 1 Queen (smk/nsmk), 1 King (nsmk), 2 Queens (smk/nsmk)

Rate variation: For 1/24:

Priceline: $41.24 / Days Inn: $43.99 - 1 Queen or 1 King
Priceline: $43.11 / Days Inn: $45.99 - 2 Queens

Special Comments: free parking / continental breakfast / 60+ channels of cable television

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Cortez, Colorado- Days Inn

Here's another rare BRG opportunity for the Soutwestern Colorado community of Cortez. Mesa Verde National Park and the Anasazi Heritage Center are just 9 miles east of this Days Inn!

Hotel Address: 430 N. State Hwy. Cortez, CO 81321

Competitor Website:

Travelocity.com

Sample Date: 5/9 (and many others!)

Click here first to check the Days Inn rates for your specific dates and compare to the rates for this hotel on Travelocity.

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: 1 Queen (ns), 1 King (smk/ns), 2 Doubles (smk/ns), 2 Queens (ns)

Rate variation: For 5/9:

Travelocity: $59.24 / Days Inn: $59.99 - 1 Queen (ns)
Travelocity: $69.12 / Days Inn: $69.99 - King Bed
Travelocity: $74.06 / Days Inn: $74.99 - 2 Double Beds
Travelocity: $78.99 / Days Inn: $79.99 - 2 Queens (ns)

Special Comments: continental breakfast / outdoor pool & hot tub / microwaves & refrigerators in all rooms / Ute Mountain Casino nearby

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Inauguration Day!!! Lanham, Maryland (Washington DC Area) - Days Inn Lanham

I spotted this one earlier today while searching for Inauguration Day hotels. This hotel is about to suffer immensely (sorry in advance). Inauguration Day sees the crappiest of hotels asking upwards of $500 per night for the privilege of being in town to see the President-Elect become the President. This one is sure to disappear very quickly. This hotel is located in the Maryland suburb of Lanham, right off of the Capital Beltway.

Note that this is a handicapped-accessible room. If you claim this hotel and are awarded a free night, and you yourself are not handicapped, please call the hotel to assign you to a standard room so that handicapped individuals will have access to this room instead.

This amazing opportunity is easily visible by searching Kayak.

Hotel Address: 9023 Annapolis Road/I-495, Lanham, MD 20706 US

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

Sample Date: January 20, 2009. Click here to check your specific dates

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: One King Bed Handicapped Accessible

Rate variation: $375.00 Reservetravel, $400.00 DaysInn

Special Comments: This property is just minutes from a nearby Metro stop, providing fast and easy access into central Washington D.C. The city is just a short 12 mile drive away for those who have a car. Rooms feature flat screen TVs, Wireless High Speed Internet, Cable TV with HBO, HBO Signature, and HBO Plus, micro-fridge, Iron and Ironing Board, Coffee Maker and Hair Dryer. Mixed reviews on Tripadvisor.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Flagstaff, Arizona- Ramada Flagstaff East

The Ramada Flagstaff East is located just off Interstate 40 in the mountains of North-Central Arizona, approximately 2 miles from Downtown Flagstaff and 79 miles from the Grand Canyon National Park.

Hotel Address: 2350 E. Lucky Lane, Flagstaff, AZ 86004

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

Sample Dates: Some include: 2/14, 4/18, 5/30, 6/6 (and others!)

Click here to check the Ramada rates for your specific dates and compare to rates listed for this property on booking.com.

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: Standard King (ns/smk)

Rate variation: Varies ... For 6/6:
Booking.com: $60 / Ramada: $69.99

Special Comments: free parking / outdoor pool / free continental breakfast / USA Today newspaper M-F / free high-speed internet / brand new Serta bedding / Denny's restaurant is 1 block from property.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Albuquerque, New Mexico- Howard Johnson Express Inn

On dates when there is availability for this Hojo property, it appears to be an easy claim for many upcoming dates. This Albuquerque Howard Johnson Inn is said to be a multi award-winning property back in 2005. You'll find it just off Interstate 25, at Exit 231.

Hotel Address: 7630 Pan American Hwy. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109

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

Sample Dates: Here are some we found: 1/16, 1/31, 2/14, 2/17

Click here to check the Howard Johnson rates for your specific dates and compare to rates found for this property on booking.com.

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: 1 King or 2 Double Beds (Standard Types)

Rate variation: Booking.com: $65 / Hojo: $70 (Both Room Types)

Special Comments: free parking / Rise 'n Dine continental breakfast / pool / fitness room / free USA Today newspaper M-F / fresh baked cookies served daily at 5 p.m.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply
comment on this post! Thanks!

Socorro, New Mexico- Howard Johnson

The city of Socorro and this Howard Johnson Inn are conveniently located on Interstate 25, halfway between Albuquerque and Las Cruces, NM.

The Hotels.com/Hojo rate difference is easily visible by searching Kayak.

Hotel Address: 1009 California Avenue, Socorro, NM 87801

Competitor Website:

Expedia.com

and
http://www.hotels.com
or
http://www.booking.com/

Sample Dates: 6/6, 7/4 (and many others!) Click here to check your specific dates

Occupancy: 2 Persons

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

Rate variation: For tested dates:

Hotels.com & Expedia: $69.38 / Hojo: $74 (Both Room Types)

Much lower rates also found for many dates on Booking.com ... use them as an alternative!

Special Comments: free Rise 'n Dine continental breakfast / microwaves & refrigerators in all rooms / free high speed internet

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Orlando, Florida - Wingate by Wyndham Orlando International Airport

This is a beautiful property, all around. I've stayed here a couple of times before, and was happy to read a recent email from reader George alerting me that it's back for the BRG. This hotel is just minutes from Orlando International, served by a frequent (and free!) shuttle. Wingate by Wyndhams are, in my opinion, the best chain in the Wyndham family (yes, even including Wyndham Hotels and Resorts!). Wingates operate on an "all-inclusive" basis, featuring more free amenities than you can shake a stick at, including but not limited to: free internet, free hot breakfast (think eggs and sausage), free long distance calling, and most feature swimming pools (like this one does).

This excellent BRG opportunity is easily visible by searching Kayak.

Hotel Address: 5750 Hazeltine National Drive, Orlando, FL, 32822 US

Competitor Website:
Logo (A Step Ahead) 120x60
or
CheapTickets

Sample Date: April 22, 2009 (and many others in the spring!).
Click here to check your specific dates!

Occupancy: 2 Persons

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

Rate variation: All room types: $118.62 Orbitz, $139.00 Wingate

Special Comments: The hotel features 104 oversized guestrooms (they indeed are very spacious), along with an on-site sundry shop, fitness center, whirlpool, laundry service, and many more amenities. The free airport shuttle runs every 45 minutes between 4:45 AM to 2:00 AM. Very positive reviews on Tripadvisor.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Now Archiving Past BRG Maps!

Instead of wiping the BRG map clean every month, we've decided to archive past months' maps, beginning with December 2008, so you'll be able to look back at what was available and when.

Remember, always click the "View Larger Map" to explore our BRG map - clicking a placemarker on the tiny map shown on our home page will result in some navigation difficulties - there's not enough room to display the links and other information, so save yourself the headaches and load it full screen.

North Sioux City, South Dakota- Super 8 Motel

Here's a Super 8 Motel which is right near the Iowa/South Dakota/Nebraska tri-border, just off I-29 in North Sioux City. Here, you are just 9 miles from downtown Sioux City, Iowa. You can claim this hotel for most any date for any of their basic rooms or even the King Suite with Jacuzzi! The rate difference is easily visible by searching Kayak.

Hotel Address: 1300 River Drive, North Sioux City, SD 57049

Competitor Website: http://www.reservetravel.com/
and
no one deals like we do!

Sample Date: 6/7 (and most any dates!) Click here to check your specific dates

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: King Business Class (ns) / 2 Queens / King (smk) / King Jacuzzi Suite

Rate variation: For all dates tested:

Reservetravel: $53.43 / Super 8: $56.99 - (King, King Business, 2 Queens)
Reservetravel: $85.30 / Super 8: $90.99 - (King Jacuzzi Suite)

These same lower rates are also seen on Priceline.

Special Comments: free parking / free continental breakfast / many nearby restaurants / free high speed internet / microwaves & refrigerators ... I guess this place has no pool, which is why their website mentions you may go swimming in the local park. (I've never known a hotel to tell it's guests to go jump in the lake!)

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Methuen, Massachusetts- Days Hotel and Conference Center

The Days Hotel & Conference Center Methuen is conveniently located in the center of New England, for easy access to Boston, New Hampshire lakes and mountain regions, and to the seacoast. This 120 room hotel is found right off Route 93, 20 miles from the coast and 3 miles south of the New Hampshire border.

Hotel Address: 159 Pelham Street, Methuen, MA 01844

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

Sample Dates: 8/1, 8/8 (and many other summer dates!)

Click here to check the Days Inn rates for your specific dates and compare to the rates found on booking.com.

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: Standard 2 Double Beds

Rate variation: For tested dates:

Booking.com: $69.99
Days Inn: $84.15 Non-Refundable / $99 Best Available

In this case, both the non-refundable and Best Available rates on Daysinn.com are "higher" than the Booking.com rate for the "2 Doubles." So booking either rate type should get your claim approved!

Special Comments: heated indoor pool / continental breakfast / fitness center / some rooms with microwaves / New England Seafood Restaurant on-site / Salem, NH - tax free shopping - 3 miles away!

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Boston, Massachusetts- Ramada (Still Available)

This Boston Ramada property still shows availabilty as a BRG during the upcoming spring/summer months! ... this hotel is approximately 4 miles from Downtown and 7 miles from Logan International Airport. We've stayed at this hotel before, and found it to be a comfortable and convenient base for exploring the city.

Hotel Address: 800 Morrissey Blvd. Boston, MA 02122

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

Sample Dates: 5/18, 6/13, 7/20, 8/1 (and many other dates during those warmer months!)

Click here first to check the Ramada rates for your specific dates.
Then search booking.com for those same nights!

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: Standard 1 King- Non Smoking (Weekends) / Also Standard 2 Double Beds can be claimed (Many Weekdays!) or even the 1 Queen

Rate variation: For above dates:
Booking.com: $159.99 / Ramada: $169.99 - King Bed (Weekend dates)
Booking.com: $149.99 / Ramada: $159.99 - 2 Double Beds (Weekdays)

Special Comments: There are 2 restaurants at this hotel, and a Family Fun Center adjacent. Free scheduled van service to the airport, and a swimming pool are also offered, as is a free continental breakfast. There is also free shuttle service to the JFK/UMASS metro stop near the hotel, for those heading to locations in the city other than the airport.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

The Hotel You Filed a Claim on Will Never Know! Everything is paid for - In Full - as far as they're concerned!

One of the things to note about the "Expedia Rate" hotels is the fact that ALL TAXES are prepaid and the stay is settled BEFORE YOU ARRIVE AT THE HOTEL.

Expedia has paid the hotel for your room, long before you arrive, at the rate that Expedia and the hotel mutually agreed upon. Even if you pay $0.01 for your room, the hotel still receives their negotiated rate through Expedia. The hotel is NOT being punished through the Expedia BRG. This is Expedia selling its own pre-purchased hotel inventory, and does not involve the individual hotel at all. The hotel will have no reason to be angry that you saved money. They receive their negotiated rate, in full - even if you file your BRG claim, nothing changes on their end. They've been paid long before you even thought to book the room!

While Expedia.com charges all taxes upon booking you may be required to pay the following at check-in/out:
-Resort Fees
-Energy Surcharges
-Parking Fees
-Breakfast Fees

Other than these miscellaneous items, ALL taxes are included in Expedia's rate quote!

BRGs are Time-Sensitive!

Here at the Best Rate Guarantee Blog, we pride ourselves on bringing you daily postings of BRG opportunities for random hotels, various travel deals, and other ways to make your lives a bit easier.

We try to share new BRG leads with you every day of the year, so there's always something brand new for you to read. That being said, very little that we posted weeks or months ago will be valid or useful whatsoever (aside from lessons, news postings, etc.). The fact is, these deals die as fast as we post them. Once the price difference is removed and the rates are equal, there are no opportunities for a BRG claim at that hotel.

The nature of these deals is that they are time-sensitive. Act quickly.

So, just a friendly reminder that rummaging through the archives should only be done out of curiosity to find out what has been available before. If you want to try one, go for it, but don't expect them to work. Sometimes they will (if you're lucky), but most opportunities in our archives have long since died.

We guarantee that ALL of the BRGs posted here work as of the date and time they are posted. If you act quick and subscribe to our mailing list, you won't miss out on any of these BRG opportunities.

And, if you're denied, take it with a grain of salt. It's worth trying, if nothing else.

Enjoy the BRG hunt, and welcome to our blog!

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Boardman, Ohio (Youngstown Area) - Days Inn Boardman

This newly renovated Days Inn property is located just 6 miles south of downtown Youngstown, Ohio, just off of Interstate 680. It is only seven miles from here to the Pennsylvania state line, and just an hour from Pittsburgh or Akron.

This hotel is easily visible by searching Kayak.

Hotel Address: 7393 South Avenue, Boardman, OH 44512 US

Competitor Website:
Logo (A Step Ahead) 120x60
or
CheapTickets

Sample Date: February 4, 2009 (and most dates throughout the year).
Click here to check your specific dates

Occupancy: 2 Persons

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

Rate variation:
Orbitz offers cheaper, non-refundable options, while DaysInn does not:

One Queen rooms ($45.32 Orbitz, $49.99 DaysInn)
Two Doubles/One King rooms ($54.39 Orbitz, $59.99 DaysInn)

Special Comments: The hotel features an on-site Fitness Center, Free Continental Breakfast, Free Wireless High Speed Internet Access, Free Local Calls, Complimentary USA Today, an in-room Coffee Maker, and 25 Inch TVs in all rooms. This property used to be a Microtel Inn but was recently converted to a Days Inn. Tripadvisor reviews note that the rooms are very small.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Tupelo, Mississippi - Super 8 Tupelo Airport

Here's a hotel located along US 78 between Memphis, Tennessee and Birmingham, Alabama. It's around an hour's drive from Memphis or two hour's from Birmingham. The hotel is within 11 miles of the Elvis Presley Birthplace. The city of Tupelo is an easy enough detour for those on Elvis tours in Memphis, and is an excellent accompaniment to your Graceland tour. The hotel is also near the Tupelo Airport, though the only airline flying here is Northwest (from Memphis).

This BRG is easily visible by searching Kayak.

Hotel Address: 3898 McCullough Blvd, Tupelo, MS 38826 US

Competitor Website:
Logo (A Step Ahead) 120x60
or
CheapTickets

Sample Date: February 4, 2009 (and almost every other date on the calendar).
Click here to check your specific dates

Occupancy: 2 Persons

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

Rate variation:
Orbitz offers cheaper, non-refundable rates, while Super8 does not.

One Queen (S/NS): $49.30 Orbitz, $58.00 Super8
Two Queens (S/NS): $57.80 Orbitz, $68.00 Super8
One King (S/NS): $51.85 Orbitz, $61.00 Super8

Special Comments: The hotel features Free High Speed Internet Access, Outdoor Swimming Pool, Expanded Cable Television including HBO, and a free SuperStart Breakfast (ie. Carb Fest). The property is also within easy reach of the Tupelo Toyota Plant.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Oxford, Mississippi- Super 8

This Super 8 property is located in close proximity to the University of Mississippi, just off Highway 6 in the north-central part of the state. The city of Oxford was voted by USA Today as one of the "Top Six College Towns In The Nation", and was also on the list of "Best 100 Small Towns In America!"

Hotel Address: 2201 Jackson Avenue West, Oxford, MS 38655

Competitor Website:

no one deals like we do!


Sample Dates: 1/31, 2/17, 4/6 (are just a few among many!)

Click here first to check the Super 8 rates for your specific dates and compare to the lower rate found on Priceline.

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: 2 Queens Non-Smoking

Rate variation: For tested dates: Priceline: $71.24 / Super 8: $75.99

Special Comments: continental breakfast & free newspaper / unheated outdoor pool / free parking / on-site fitness center / 25" TVs with HBO / free high-speed internet

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Greensboro, North Carolina- Ramada Coliseum

This Greensboro Ramada is located right off I-40, just across the street from the Joseph S. Koury Convention Center and 1 mile from the Greensboro Coliseum Complex.

The rate difference is easily visible by searching Kayak.

Hotel Address: 2003 Athena Court, Greensboro, NC 27407

Competitor Website:

Logo (A Step Ahead) 120x60
and
CheapTickets

Sample Dates: 1/17, 2/17 (and many others!) Click here to check your specific dates

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: 1 King or 2 Doubles

Rate variation: For above dates: $50.35 Orbitz vs. $53.10 Ramada

Special Comments: free parking / free continental breakfast & newspaper / pool & fitness center / mini mart on-site / free wireless high speed internet access in all rooms

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Hawaii Hotel Mistake! $32/night Outrigger Ala Moana Resort "Waikiki Suite" (reg. $320)

EDIT: As of 1:32 PM, Orbitz has pulled this rate. Congrats to any who were able to book it.

I spotted this great mistake rate earlier today while searching Kayak for hotels in Honolulu.

I first thought this was just a slow seasonal rate, but then I discovered that the Ala Moana is a 4 star property, and the suite was going for hundreds of dollars less than other more plain room types. Upon further examination, I discovered that the price of this room on every other day is $320, whereas it is a mere $32.00 now. The catch? The mistake only hit one date: January 19th. And it must be for double occupancy or greater.

You can find the cheap rate on Orbitz, HotelClub, and Cheaptickets only.

If any of you decide to book this, consider supporting this site by booking through our CheapTickets link below:

CheapTickets

Enjoy!

Morgantown, West Virginia - Super 8 Morgantown

Here's a hotel located in the northern West Virginia city of Morgantown, just minutes from the Pennsylvania and Maryland state lines. The hotel is just off of I-68, within five miles of WVU. Downtown Morgantown is just 3 miles away, and the airport (with flights to Washington DC only) is just 2 miles away. This hotel is easily visible by searching Kayak.

Hotel Address: 603 Venture Dr, Morgantown, WV 26503 US

Competitor Website:
Logo (A Step Ahead) 120x60
or
CheapTickets

Sample Date: February 4, 2009 (and pretty much all others).
Click here to check your specific dates.

Occupancy: 2 Persons

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

Rate variation:
One King (S/NS): $63.76 Orbitz, $74.99 Super8
Two Queens (S/NS): $68.00 Orbitz, $79.99 Super 8
Two Queens w/ Fridge (S/NS): $76.50 Orbitz, $89.99 Super 8

Special Comments: This hotel features a free breakfast, free wireless internet, free parking, and it accepts pets. Plenty of restaurants surround this hotel including IHOP, Ruby Tuesday, and Outback. Very positive reviews on Tripadvisor.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Wheeling, West Virginia - Super 8 Wheeling

Here's a hotel for anyone travelling east or west on I-70 between the midwest and the northeast. Here, you're around 2 hours east of Columbus, Ohio, and less than an hour south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The hotel itself is located just off of the interstate, within easy reach of Wheeling Downs and Gaming Center, Jamboree USA, Oblebay Park, and Downtown Wheeling.

The rate differences can easily be spotted by searching Kayak.

Hotel Address: 2400 National Road, Wheeling, WV 26003 US

Competitor Website:
Logo (A Step Ahead) 120x60
or
CheapTickets

Sample Date: February 4, 2009 (and most other dates!).
Click here to check your specific dates

Occupancy: 2 Persons

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

Rate variation: All room types: $56.95 Orbitz, $67.00 Super8

Special Comments: Free SuperStart breakfast, wireless internet, and coin operated laundry facilities on-site. The hotel also offers a fitness room. Poor reviews on tripadvisor.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Dunbar, West Virginia (Charleston Area) - Super 8 Dunbar/Charleston Area

This hotel is located 7 miles west of the West Virginia state capital of Charleston, just off of Interstate 64 at exit 53. This looks like a modern, decent Super 8 property (by the pictures), and recent Tripadvisor reviews echo this. This hotel is easily visible by searching Kayak.

Hotel Address: 911 Dunbar Ave, Dunbar, WV 25064-3126 US

Competitor Website:
Logo (A Step Ahead) 120x60
or
CheapTickets

Sample Date: February 4, 2009 (and pretty well all others I saw).
Click here to check your specific dates.

Occupancy: 2 Persons

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

Rate variation: All room types: $55.24 Orbitz, $64.99 Super8

Special Comments: Free breakfast, internet, and parking. Note that this property does not have an elevator. Many restaurants are close by, since this hotel is right at the interstate exit.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Charleston, West Virginia - Wingate by Wyndham Charleston

This hotel can easily be coupled with the other Charleston property that was just posted (they're just 4 miles apart). This hotel is a bit closer than the other property to downtown Charleston, which is just 4 miles east of the hotel. This BRG is easily visible by searching Kayak.

Hotel Address: 402 Second Ave, South Charleston, WV, 25303 US

Competitor Website:
Logo (A Step Ahead) 120x60
or
CheapTickets

Sample Date: February 4, 2009 (and most other dates in spring 09!).
Click here to check your specific dates

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: Two Queen (S/NS), One King (S/NS), Deluxe King w/ Kitchen (NS)

Rate variation:
Orbitz non-refundables are cheaper than both the non-refundable or refundable Wyndham rates, so you can use either for your claim.

Two Queen (S/NS): $96.91 Orbitz, $102.60 Wingate (non-ref), $114.00 Wingate (ref)
One King (S/NS): $101.16 Orbitz, $107.10 Wingate (non-ref), $119.00 Wingate (ref)
Deluxe King w/ Kitchen (NS): $105.41 Orbitz, $111.60 Wingate (non-ref), $124.00 Wingate (ref)

Special Comments: Wingate hotels never disappoint (in my experience), so you'll be sure to be impressed with the amenities here - free long distance calling, free hot breakfast, free parking, free internet, and some of the most comfortable rooms around. Free airport shuttle service, over-sized guest rooms with expanded work area (I agree these are perfect for business trips), free local/long distance calling, free internet, free faxing/copying/printing in the business center, free USA today, Neutrogena amenities, and Moen Revolution shower heads, and a full size whirlpool/hot tub. If you don't like this hotel, you probably won't like any.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property.

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Santa Clara, California- Ramada Limited

Centrally located in California's Silicon Valley, the Ramada Santa Clara is just minutes away from San Jose's International Airport, Compaq Arena, Convention Center, Winchester Mystery House, and Paramounts Great America. You could possibly use this BRG in combination with our previous Santa Clara Howard Johnson posting!

Hotel Address: 1655 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050

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

Sample Dates: 5/1, 6/1, 7/1, 8/1 (and many others!)

Click here to check Ramada rates for your specific dates.
Search for lower rates using the competitor website's link.

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: Non-Smoking King / Non-Smoking 2 Queens

Rate variation: For all dates above:

Booking.com: $74 / Ramada: $89 - 1 King
Booking.com: $79 / Ramada: $98-$108 - 2 Queens

Special Comments: free continental breakfast and newspaper / outdoor swimming pool / all rooms equipped with a refrigerator and microwave / Denny's Restaurant across the street

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

(Still Available) Santa Clara, California- Howard Johnson Express Inn

This previously posted Howard Johnson property has been sticking around as a BRG opportunity for quite some time now and shows no signs of dying out! The hotel location is just about 4 miles from Downtown San Jose and 3 miles from the San Jose International Airport.

The rate difference is easily visible by searching Kayak.

Hotel Address: 2499 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95051

Competitor Website:

Expedia.com

or
http://www.hotels.com

Sample Dates: 6/1, 7/1 (and many others!) Click here to check your specific dates

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: 1 Queen / 1 King / 2 Queens

Rate variation: For dates above:

Hotels.com: $71 / Hojo: $73 - 1 Queen
Hotels.com: $71 / Hojo: $76 - 1 King
Hotels.com: $82 / Hojo: $83 - 2 Queens

Special Comments: continental breakfast / microwaves & refrigerators in all rooms / USA Today newspaper M-F

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Norfolk, Virginia- Super 8 Norfolk / Chesapeake Bay (Still Available as a BRG!)

Can't kill this one! - it's still around! Many dates are still available for this Norfolk Super 8 which is 20 minutes from Virginia Beach and 6 miles from Norfolk Airport. The property and rate difference are easily visible by searching Kayak.

Hotel Address: 1010 West Ocean Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23503

Competitor Website:

no one deals like we do!

or
Logo (A Step Ahead) 120x60
and
CheapTickets

Sample Date: 1/17 (and many more dates!) Click here to check your specific dates

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: 1 King or 2 Doubles (Standard) / 1 King or 2 Doubles (Bayview-1st Floor)

Rate variation: For 1/17 (as seen through Kayak):

Orbitz: $52.21 / Super 8: $54.99 - Standard 1 King or 2 Doubles
Orbitz: $61.70 / Super 8: $64.99 - Bayview 1st Floor King or 2 Doubles

Similar "lower" rates also found on Priceline. (link above)

Special Comments: free parking / basic continental breakfast / pool

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Milbury, Ohio (Toledo Area) - Super 8 Millbury/Toledo

This hotel is located off of the Interstate 80/90 Turnpike, 30 minutes from the Cedar Point Amusement Park and 50 mins to Detroit. It's also just 10 minutes from Downtown Toledo and Downtown Perrysburg.

This hotel can easily be found by searching Kayak.

Hotel Address: 3491 Latcha Rd, Millbury, OH 43447 US

Competitor Website:
Logo (A Step Ahead) 120x60
or
CheapTickets

Sample Date: April 1, 2008 (and more). Click here to check your specific dates

Occupancy: 2 Persons

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

Rate variation:
One Queen (S): $42.49 Orbitz, $49.99 Super8
All Others: $46.74 Orbitz, $54.99 Super8

Special Comments: Free breakfast, internet, and parking. There's also a lounge on-site. Reviews are generally positive.

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

(Still Available) Mobile, Alabama- Howard Johnson Inn

This property just won't go away! It's still available for an easy claim! The hotel is accessible to both I-10 and I-65, just minutes from the Downtown area of Mobile.

The rate difference is easily visible by searching Kayak.

Hotel Address: 3132 Government Blvd. Mobile, AL 36606

Competitor Website:

Logo (A Step Ahead) 120x60
and
CheapTickets

Sample Date: 1/17 (and many others!) Click here to check your specific dates

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details: 1 Queen / 1 King / 2 Doubles

Rate variation: For 1/17:

Orbitz: $46.87 / Hojo: $49.99 - 1 Queen
Orbitz: $56.24 / Hojo: $59.99 - 1 King
Orbitz: $65.62 / Hojo: $69.99 - 2 Doubles

Special Comments: free ample parking / complimentary continental breakfast / outdoor seasonal pool

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property
(You'd better sit down before you read the nasty reviews!)

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Columbus, Ohio - Travelodge Columbus

This hotel is located just 9 miles north of downtown Columbus off of Interstate 71 (towards Cleveland), 12 miles from the airport (there is a shuttle, see below), and 8 miles from Ohio State University. Easy highway access makes this a decent location on the outskirts of the city, though the hotel has terrible reviews on Tripadvisor. The rate differences can be spotted through a Kayak search.

Hotel Address: 6121 Zumstein Drive, Columbus, OH 43229 US

Competitor Website:
Expedia.com

or
http://www.hotels.com


Sample Date: April 1, 2008 (and most others!). Click here to check your specific dates

Occupancy: 2 Persons

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

Rate variation: All types: $42.49 Expedia, $44.99 Travelodge.com

Special Comments: This hotel features an airport shuttle for a $15.00 fee, free wireless internet, free breakfast featuring hot Belgian waffles, and free parking. Nothing much else to note at this fairly unremarkable Travelodge property. Tripadvisor reviews are unequivocally negative, with titles such as "Don't go here", "Nasty", "The Worst Hotel Experience in my Lifetime", "What a Dump", and other flattering comments!

Click here to read Tripadvisor reviews of this property

Click here to visit the hotel's official website.

Please remember to follow up and let us know if this BRG worked for you. Simply comment on this post! Thanks!