We get it — sitting down at your computer to book a vacation can be stressful.
First of all, there’s figuring out where to go. With so many options, it can be hard to choose!
Then, there’s logistics. Juggling work and a hectic schedule can be difficult, so figuring out the ideal time to get away isn’t always easy.
And finally, there’s figuring out where to actually book your stay — and finding the best deal. Because whenever you book a hotel online, you of course want to know you’re getting the best possible rate and top-quality customer service.
Here’s something you might not know, though: Contrary to popular belief, in most cases lodging sites like Expedia, Priceline, and others aren’t usually your best option when it comes to booking. In fact, it may surprise you to learn that, for multiple reasons, booking directly with your hotel is the way to go!
Why Booking Directly With Your Hotel Is Always Better
1. You’ll get the best available rate.
We want to make sure our guests are happy no matter what, which means we prefer to serve you directly instead of having you go through a third-party. If you’re looking for the best price on your hotel room, book directly on our site.
2. Should there be an issue, third-party sites aren’t always helpful.
Wherever you book, the Weathervane Inn is wholly invested in you having a positive experience, from start to finish. We want you to feel valued and welcome. For this reason, we’re willing to work with you should there be any issue at all. The issue relying on third-party servies though, is that sometimes our hands are tied or we are can be limited on what we can do to help on-the-fly.
Need to make a change to your reservation or cancel your booking? We’re far more flexible than any third-party sites would be. Want to change rooms? We’ll do everything we can to accommodate you.
3. You’ll benefit from perks, promos, and other deals when you book direct.
Booking directly with your hotel also allows you to particpate in the latest local promotions and deals, that aren’t always avaible through third-party services.
Of course, you won’t hear about our promos unless you’re in the right place at the right time. Interested? Be sure to sign up for our email list as this is the way we most frequently offer specials and perks to our valued customers.
4. Third-party sites won’t offer as wide a selection of room options as us.
Did you know that at any given time, not all of our rooms may be available on third-party sites? It often depends on when you search and what exactly you’re looking for. But the good news is, whenever you use our site to book, we’ll have the full extent of room options available to you.
5. Third-party sites notoriously hit their customers with hidden fees.
While it can be convient to use a third-party service, and it may even seem cheaper at first glance, in a lot of cases third-party services tack on additional fees and surcharges at the end of checkouts, that are out of our control.
Some travelers fail to notice and are hit with the realization later, once they get a chance to examine their bill. Others have spent so long researching and weighing the most economical options that they just accept the extra charges because it’s too hard to start over.
Either way, booking directly can help you avoid these hidden fees.