Since I first made this list of Best Rate Guarantees in Sept 2013 a lot has changed! Orbitz and Expedia dropped their $50 coupons (which many of us probably abused) and IHG got rid of their free nights.
But redoing the list, I was surprised to see just how many awesome deals still exist.
Simply find a lower rate on a competitor site and file the claim and get one of the rewards listed below. Note that there are often detailed terms and conditions, and many other hotels offer guarantees, but I just listed the major chains and the ones with the best discounts for finding a lower rate.
While a few of the great deals stayed the same ($100 BW giftcard, free night with Choice, etc…), hopefully, some of you will be able to use the new “1st free night” I list… At least they are new to me.
However, I’m being a little discrete and not doing a post titled “get free nights at luxury hotels ____”… But I’ll be overt enough to say that Ascott (including Citadines and Somerset – here’s a map of hotels) and Corinthia have great guarantees! 😉
Also, I thought the Frasers Hotels (Frasers, Modena, Capri, Malmaison, and Hotel du Vin) and booking site mrandmrssmith.com guarantees could be worth checking when you’re needing a deal in one of the applicable cities.
List of Best Rate/Price Guarantees:
|Hyatt||5,000 points or 20% off||https://www.hyatt.com/info/best-rate-guarantee|
|Marriott||25% off, or 5,000 points||https://www.marriott.com/look/claimForm.mi|
|Club Carlson||25% off||https://www.radissonrewards.com/borg/home.do|
|Best Western||$100 giftcard|
|Choice||$50 giftcard, or 1st night free (for “international residents”)||https://www.choicehotels.com/deals/best-rate|
|Movenpick||20% off (first 3 nights)||https://www.movenpick.com/en/best-available-rate/|
|Kempinski Hotels||25% off|
|The Ascott||1st night free||https://www.the-ascott.com/en/brg-overview.html|
|Corinthia||1st night free||https://www.corinthia.com/en/best-rate-guarantee|
|Ovolo||1st night free||https://ovolohotels.com/best-rate-guarantee/|
|Rydges||50% off 1st night||https://www.rydges.com/best-rate-guaranteed/|
|Frasers||50% off 1st night|
|Affinia||$50 stay credit + upgrade||https://www.affinia.com/best-rate-promise/|
|Mr & Mrs Smith||$75 voucher||https://www.mrandmrssmith.com/price-match|