Jan 17

Name your Price

Traveling alone I am very picky about choosing a hotel.  That used to mean paying a higher price for peace of mind.  Then a friend of mine, another manufacturer representative, turned me on to Priceline. Now, I “name your own price” where ever I go.   The only disadvantage is that you do not get to pick a specific hotel.  You pick an area and “rating” and a reasonable price you’d be willing to pay and William Shatner begins negotiating on your behalf!

The “rating” is where security plays a part.  I pick a 3 star Upscale or a 3 ½ star Upscale-Plus because both typically have interior corridors (which is a must for women traveling alone), a variety of business services and on-site dining. The on-site dining is important to me because it cuts down on the amount of time I’m in a dark parking lot.

I typically put $65.00-$70.00 for the price and hit the jack-pot the majority of the time.   I have come away feeling guilty for the great deals I was able to land.  I once stayed at the Doral Golf Resort & Spa, a Marriott resort in Miami for…  well I told you what I pay, I don’t want to rub it in.

A view from my hotel room on a recent business trip.

With Priceline, I don’t have to pay extra for peace of mind and a good night sleep.

Safe Travels!

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