It’s that time again; I’ve resisted long enough. I must return to one of my favorite spots in the world:
That is until I pulled up the
I figured our favored hotel would boost its room rates once the famous Plaza Hotel next door re-opened its doors following its $400 million facelift. And I was not disappointed; the same room we rented for under $200/night last fall is now renting for over $330/night. Too rich for our blood, so it’s back to the Internet.
Expedia.ca is probably my favorite travel deal site – I use the site to book everything from flights to rental cars to hotel rooms. And I’ve never been disappointed. It’s not that I don’t like other sites like Travelocity.ca or Orbitz.com or Hotels.ca but Expedia deals are always comparable to the competing sites anyway. It’s a waste of my time to hunt around just to save a couple of dollars.
I input my city of choice and my dates and wait. The Expedia Picks are just so-so, so I narrow my search by selecting “
For a mere $153/night, we can have a queen bed with a shared bath. We don’t do shared baths, so I check out the other rooms. A room with a queen bed and with a bath of its own is $230/night. (Hotels.ca, by the way, is quoting nearly the same rates.)
It’s worth further investigation, so I open another web window and bring up one of my other favorite sites: TripAdvisor.com. Before making any booking decision on a hotel, I always check this site for candid user responses to the property. The reviews of the Hotel Belleclaire are generally good, very high ratings, but I decide to look further.
The Milford Plaza Hotel comes into view. I find out it’s quaintly nicknamed, “The Lullabuy of Broadway.” And the property is offering a “Best Rate Guarantee.” The property is 10 blocks from
It’s easy – I just type in the hotel name, and up come the rates. Hmm, the new site is cheaper for all room rates, but only by a few dollars. And I trust Expedia, so I’ll stay there. I check the
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