It’s important to realize that the cost of staying in a hotel will vary depending on what point in the year you decide to make your trip. A winter trip to a popular summer destination will be exceptionally cheaper than if you made the same trip during the summer months and visa versa. Cheap hotels can have their moments as expensive ones depending on when you decide to travel.
Trips on the weekend are often a little more expensive than trips that you would take in the middle of the week to the same hotel as well. If possible try to book your vacation during the week, and at the very beginning of the season that the area is particularly known for. Depending on what you plan on doing on your trip, you may want to visit the area completely off season to make sure you get the absolute best rates possible.
If your friends could not supply you with the name of a suitable hotel, then begin a search on your own for the perfect accommodations. If you have the dates for your trip in mind, call around to several different hotels within the area and ask them how much a reservation would cost for those particular dates. The Internet can also be a very valuable resource. You can use the Internet to look up hotels contact information, and on some occasions the hotels will have offers available to Internet users that are not available to those who call or simply walk in to the hotel to make reservations.
The earlier you make any reservation wither through the Internet, or in person the less expensive your stay will ultimately be. Even cheap hotels will often make their prices more expensive as they begin to book up. The less rooms available in a particular area, the more expensive the available rooms are going t be. For that reason, as soon as you know that you are going to want to travel to a particular location, and you know the dates of you travels try to go ahead and find a hotel and make reservations. That way you can ensure that you are getting the best rate possible for your trip.