Book Directly with Hotel for the Best Rates
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Booking directly with the hotels can sometimes be better than dealing with third-party services that offer more limited choices and higher prices for rooms. The hotel front desk knows the exact hotel status and can sometimes provide upgrades or cheaper rates if they have a low vacancy.
Do your homework and compare prices.
When booking online, note that sometimes this is not the final price, and you might have to pay country/state tax at the hotel.