Thursday, December 31, 2009

Final Post of the Decade: Three Weekday Nights in Vegas w/ free Prime Rib Dinner for $26.51 all-in

This being our final post of 2009 (and the decade - wow that went fast!), we'd like to extend a huge thank you for supporting our website through yet another year!

This was a rough year for the Best Rate Guarantee Blog (heck, we almost ceased to exist at one point!) but we've managed to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and get on with the show. Thank you all for sticking with us as we continue our mission to save you money on travel, one post at a time!


Our final deal is a repeat - well, more of a reminder. You have but a mere 6 hours left to enjoy $40 off your next Orbitz booking of 3 nights or more, using coupon code AFFORB40. This coupon code knocks the price of hotels in several cities down to a mere $5 - $10 per night, including taxes!

For those of you haven't headed out to ring in the New Year yet, get your rooms booked A.S.A.P.! The deal expires at Midnight (I'm assuming Pacific Time). The deal is valid for stays through January 31, 2009.

Need some help deciding what to book? We found the cheapest rates are in Thailand, Tunisia, India, China, Egypt, and of course, the major U.S. Casino cities. One particularly enticing rate we located was for the Gold Spike Hotel and Casino, on the Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas. Sample dates of January 12-15, 2010 yielded a total rate of $26.51 USD ($8.84/night). And that's not all - they'll also include a free prime rib dinner with your stay! Now, this ain't the Bellagio, but as a cheap place to base yourself, this is perfect.

Click the Orbitz logo below to begin your search.
Happy New Year!


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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Kissimmee, Florida - Rodeway Inn Kissimmee



Rodeway Inn Kissimmee is located 25 miles from Downtown Orlando and Orlando International Airport, 40 miles from Orlando Sanford International Airport, and 60 miles from Tampa International Airport. Attractions less than 13 miles away include: Walt Disney World Resort, Pleasure Island, Epcot, Old Town, Disney's Animal Kingdom, Disney-MGM Studios, Discovery Cove, Seaworld, and Universal Studios.

Hotel amenities include: an outdoor pool, guest laundry, *free high speed Internet access, free parking, sundeck, *free continental breakfast, free weekday newspapers, picnic areas, and tour desk. Each guest room offers *refrigerators, hairdryers, iron and ironing boards, TVs with cable, telephones, and hairdryers.
* = common amenity matches

Hotel Address: 4559 West Irlo Bronson Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34746

BRG valid for:
Expedia.com
and

Competitor Website: Booking.com

Sample Dates: 1/20, 2/20, 3/15 (and various others)

Room Details: Standard 2 Double Beds

Rate variation: For sample date 2/20:

Booking.com - $35 / Expedia.com - $37.36 (2 Doubles-smk)

Booking.com - $35 / Expedia.com - $40.61 (2 Doubles-nsmk)

Tripadvisor Hotel Reviews

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Monday, December 28, 2009

Final Day for 50% off selected Ramada Hotels

Today is the final day to receive 50% off of rack rates at select Ramada Hotels and Resorts for stays through March 31, 2010, using Promotion Code SDM and Corporate Code 1000007747.

Please consider supporting our work by first accessing Ramada through our Kayak link (above).

Again, here are the offer details (from Ramada.com):

* You must book between December 17th and 28th, 2009 through this Web page only. Stays need to be completed by March 31st, 2010 to qualify. Rooms at this discounted rate are limited and subject to availability at participating Ramada® properties in the Americas. Other restrictions may apply. This is a non- commissionable rate that doesn’t qualify for Wyndham Rewards® points or miles.

Discount is off each participating property’s Best Available Rate. Best Available Rate means the best, non-qualified, publicly available rate on the Internet for the hotel, date and accommodations requested. Due to rounding and other issues, rates within 25 cents of our Best Available Rate will be considered a match and will not qualify for Best Rate Guarantee claims. Other restrictions apply. See ramada.com.

Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Denver, Colorado - Red Lion Denver Central



This Red Lion Hotel's convenient location is within walking distance of the Quebec Square Retail Center and less than 2 miles from the New Shops at the Northfield featuring Bass Pro, Macy's, Harkins Theatres, and more. In June 2008, a multi-million dollar renovation of this property was completed.

This hotel offers convenient complimentary transportation to Denver International Airport and the local shopping district.

Upon arrival at the Red Lion Denver Central, you will immediately feel the warmth of an intimate setting. Sink into a plush leather sofa by a glowing fireplace and enjoy the ambiance that soaring ceilings, slate stone columns, rich hardwood fixtures, Tibetan area rugs, and a hand-painted mural provide.

All new guestrooms have a contemporary design featuring luxurious pillow top beds with triple sheeting and vibrant bed spreads, granite covered nightstands and credenzas, and upgraded heating and air conditioning systems, each offering *complimentary wireless high speed Internet. The fitness center features state of the art treadmills, elliptical and stationary bikes, all equipped with televisions and head phone jacks. Round out your workout with multiple free weights, medicine balls, and yoga.

The Red Lion's "Amberstone Bar and Grill" serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. The Amberstone features American fare, from tasty egg white omelettes to mouth watering hand cut steaks. Also enjoy the hotel lounge, showing you the best local or national sporting events on two large flat panel televisions - all while enjoying a nice cold beer.

Hotel Address: 4040 Quebec Street, Denver, CO 80216

BRG valid for:
Expedia.com


Competitor Website: i4denver.com

Sample Dates: 1/5, 2/10, 3/15 (and many random others!)

Room Details: Either the Two Double Beds or Standard King

Rate variation: For sample dates shown:

i4denver.com - $81.00 / Expedia.com - $81.90


Tripadvisor Hotel Reviews

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Monday, December 21, 2009

Las Vegas, Nevada - The Stratosphere Hotel & Casino



The Stratosphere Tower features a revolving restaurant and lounge, indoor and outdoor observation decks, a spa, the Chapel in the Clouds, and several rides. Insanity-the Ride spins riders over the edge of the tower at a rate of three Gs. The X Scream is a giant teeter-totter that flings riders over the edge of the tower and back. Lastly, the Big Shot catapults riders up a portion of the tower at 45 miles per hour.

The Roni Josef Salon Spa offers massage therapies and beauty treatments. Entertainment options include: The Showroom, live music at the Images Lounge, the Oasis Lounge nightclub, drinks at the Crazy Armadillo, and Romance at the Top of the World. The outdoor swimming pool is located on the eighth floor, and also features a whirlpool, a waterfall, a snack bar, a poolside bar, and cabana rentals.

Other amenities include: a fitness center, laundry services, a business center, the seasonal Beach Club 25 (an adult area featuring fitness equipment, table tennis, and volleyball), tour assistance, flowers and gift orders, and retail shopping.

Guest rooms feature: cable TV, pay-per-view, alarm clocks, hairdryers, and *wireless Internet access (for a fee). The hotel offers a complimentary evening shuttle to Miracle Mile Shops.
* = common amenity matches

Hotel Address: 2000 S. Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89104

BRG valid for: Vegas.com

Competitor Website: Easyclicktravel.com

Sample Dates: 12/26, 12/28, 1/16, 1/30
(plus many more found in December & January!)

Room Details: "Tower Deluxe" / "Strip View"

Rate variation: For sample date Saturday 1/16:

Easyclicktravel.com - $51.90 / Vegas.com - $69.30 (Tower Deluxe)
Double the Rate Difference - $34.80
Your Final Rate (after refund) - $34.50

Easyclicktravel.com - $70.37 / Vegas.com - $109.65 (Strip View)
Double the Rate Difference - $78.56
Your Final Rate (after refund) - $31.09

Tip: Saturday 12/26 shows even a larger rate difference!


Friday, December 18, 2009

50% off Ramada Hotels and Resorts through December 28th, 2009!

Ramada Hotels and Resorts is offering 50% off of its rack room rates for all stays through March 31, 2010, using Promotion Code SDM and Corporate Code 1000007747. The promotion is valid for an unlimited number of stays, but all stays must be booked by the end of the day on December 28, 2009. Please consider supporting our work by first accessing Ramada through our Kayak link.

A brief search of major U.S. and Canadian cities located rates as low as $20 per night, and higher-end downtown properties for a mere $60-$70 per night.

Here's a sample:

Ramada Gaslamp/Convention Center Downtown San Diego - $54.50
Ramada Seattle Downtown - $39.50
Ramada Lake Shore Chicago - $49.50
Ramada Jersey City - $54.50
Ramada Boston - $42.50
Ramada Palm Springs - $30.00
Ramada Limited Maingate & Disneyland - $29.50
Ramada LAX Airport East - $32.50
Ramada Downtown Spokane - $29.95
Ramada Downtown Vancouver - $44.50 CAD
Ramada Downtown Calgary - $74.50 CAD

Plus plenty more - most "rural" properties are in the $30 - $50 range!

Here are the offer details (from Ramada.com):

* You must book between December 17th and 28th, 2009 through this Web page only. Stays need to be completed by March 31st, 2010 to qualify. Rooms at this discounted rate are limited and subject to availability at participating Ramada® properties in the Americas. Other restrictions may apply. This is a non- commissionable rate that doesn’t qualify for Wyndham Rewards® points or miles.

Discount is off each participating property’s Best Available Rate. Best Available Rate means the best, non-qualified, publicly available rate on the Internet for the hotel, date and accommodations requested. Due to rounding and other issues, rates within 25 cents of our Best Available Rate will be considered a match and will not qualify for Best Rate Guarantee claims. Other restrictions apply. See ramada.com.

Enjoy!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Pick up 500 Priority Club Points and a Possible Free Night


Here's a way to potentially acquire 500 Priority Club points that was featured this morning over at Flyertalk and View from the Wing. All that is required of you is to fill out a brief 5-minute survey and you'll pick up 500 easy points (to be posted into your account within a 6-8 week time period). In addition, the first 500 participants will receive a "Second Night Free" at a Shanghai hotel. If you are lucky enough to be one of the first 500, you will receive an e-mail with full details. Survey ends December 31st. Good Luck!

Kansas City, Kansas - Comfort Inn Kansas City



This Comfort Inn hotel is ideally located off Interstate 70, just minutes away from Schlitterbahn Vacation Village water park and The Legends at Village West entertainment and dining district. Browse the "World's Foremost Outfitter", Cabela's, and the huge Nebraska Furniture Mart, both located less than 5 miles away. This hotel is convenient to popular attractions like the Kansas Speedway and the Worlds of Fun amusement park. Kansas City International Airport is 18 miles from the Comfort Inn, and the University of Kansas Medical Center is also in the area.

Hotel/Room amenities include: *free Wi-Fi Internet access / *free continental breakfast with hot waffles / free coffee in the lobby / free weekday newspaper / free local calls
*=common amenity matches

Hotel Address: 234 N. 78th Street, Kansas City, KS 66112

BRG valid for:
Expedia.com

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Competitor Website: Booking.com

Sample Dates: 3/9, 4/15, 7/10 -and others, spring into summer!

Room Details: Standard King

Rate variation: For sample date 3/9:

Booking.com - $62.99 / Expedia - $69.99 / Orbitz - $69.98

Visit this Comfort Inn's official webpage.

Read Tripadvisor hotel reviews for this Comfort Inn.

Please support our work, at no cost to yourself, by booking the BRG using the links below:


Expedia.com


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Friday, December 4, 2009

Deal Extended! - 10% off your next American Airlines flight

This deal was featured on our blog back in September and has now been extended. American Airlines is offering 10% off of any flight booked with them between now and January 31, 2010, for travel through February 28, 2010. This discount is valid for ANY American Airlines destination, not limiting you to just domestic flights.

Simply register, play their "Penalty Challenge" soccer game, and input the unique code that you are e-mailed to receive yet another e-mail containing your discount code. It's just one code per e-mail address, so if you participated in this promo before, use a different acount in order to take advantage of yet another 10% discount.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Anaheim, California - Hotel Pepper Tree


"Hotel Pepper Tree"
Anaheim, California
An Expedia BRG

Property Description: The Hotel Pepper Tree has a Southern Californian style with Spanish influence. The hotel is quiet and has the charm of a European Boutique Hotel. It is centrally located in Anaheim with easy access to the City Center, Disneyland, and Knotts Berry Farm amusement parks. This property has the added convenience of a local shopping center (opposite) and an eighteen hole golf course (just one block away).

Amenities include: a work out gymnasium / heated outdoor pool / BBQ facilities / high-speed internet access / onsite family restaurant

All rooms feature: kitchens and private balconies or fountain patios. Beds have superior toppers and a mix of feather and firmer pillows to ensure a comfortable night's sleep. The décor is tastefully warm and rustic with plenty of hand forged iron work and wooden furniture from Guadalajara.

Hotel Address: 2375 W. Lincoln Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92801

Competitor Website: anaheimhotels.com
(You can check your dates using this link!)

Sample Dates: 12/12, 12/19 (and many more!)

Occupancy: 2 Persons

Room Details:
Standard King (includes: kitchen with a balcony)
Executive King (includes: kitchen with a patio)

Rate variation: For sample dates shown:

Anaheimhotels.com - $84.25 / Expedia.com - $84.75
(Standard King Bed/Kitchen/Balcony)

Anaheimhotels.com - $94.75 / Expedia.com - $99.75
(Executive King/Kitchen/Patio)

The Hotel Pepper Tree's official website

A Highly-Rated Property!

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