Little value in online hotel bookings

One of the advantages of looking at hotel booking websites is the ease with which you can make comparisons and get prices. 

However, they commonly charge the accommodation supplier 15 percent, so that leaves some space for you to negotiate directly.

It isn’t difficult to locate the website and go directly to the motel where you would like to stay. 

As you can imagine, your hosts will usually be delighted not to pay the booking service’s premium. Many will also allow you to cancel at the last minute instead of being tied into a non-refundable contract. 

You might also find you can negotiate other benefits by going direct, such as choosing your room location. Do the booking service websites find you the best rooms? Probably not.

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