Third party sites like Kayak can be helpful when trying to figure out where to stay. But The Daily Beast warns that using a third party site to book may result in higher rates.
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According to The Daily Beast:
Online travel sites can be a huge help when trying to streamline multiple reservations. But as a top-hotel employee explains, "If you are just reserving a room, you're getting the short stick." Third parties often charge more than the hotel's actual rate. One more reason to book directly; if there are vacancies, they're willing to bargain.
If you book directly through the hotel, you can skip the third party site's inflated prices. Plus, the hotel may be willing to negotiate with you. For more tips on hotels, check out the full post via the link below.
12 Hotel Secrets by Hotel Staffs [The Daily Beast]