Use a better booking engine is by far the best hotel booking site (Photo courtesy of is by far the best hotel booking site

Don't use the most famous booking engines; use the ones with the largest selection and lowest rates

It's sad, but the best booking engines can often undersell the rates the hotel itself charges by a good 5% to 15%.

Notice I wrote "the best booking engines." This rarely means the big three ( or the major hotel sites (like

You need to use a true specialist booking engine like or—which offer far more types of lodging, including many cheaper ones—or a budget specialist like or (which actually list more inexpensive hotels than they do hostels).

I'm serious. That's why I've partnered with these sites.

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