Added May 29, 2017
Use Discount Codes on Paris Hotels

Use Discount Codes on Paris Hotels

Hotels are the choice for most people, and there is a way that you can save money on this necessary part of your vacation in Paris.

Here I will try to describe how to save money on hotels in Paris (Your definition of good), for a little less, or much less.

Find a package deal

There are many offers for hotel in Paris and flight packages that are sometimes really cheap. Compare the price offered to take a flight and a hotel separately because sometimes a package deal is not the best way to go.

Be aware of your needs

Beautiful decoration, luxury and large rooms are great to have, but they come with a cost. Think what your minimum requirements are. Some people don’t mind sharing a shower, while for others it could ruin the trip. For some, internet access is a must while others couldn’t care less. The less you need – the less you pay.

Are you going to use the swimming pool or the gym? They look lovely in the pictures, but if you intend to spend all day sightseeing, you may not need them.

The one thing I wouldn’t recommend to settle on (apart from cleanliness) is location. Living far from the center of the city you are visiting means you are going to waste time and money on transportation every day.

Use a discount code

Find a discount code on our hotel promotion page and add it to your booking on your favourite reservation platform. eg. if you book on on the platform and use the code DISCOUNT10 you will receive a 10% off your hotel booking. You could also use different code like FLASH30 and get another £10 -£30 of your booking.

Wait for the last minute

This one is a bit risky, especially if you are visiting a popular tourist site during the high season. If you are willing to take a risk, you may find a room that was left vacant due to a cancellation. The owners will be willing to lower the price rather than stay with an empty room for the night.

Book in advance

It is a bit ironic because it is the complete opposite of the previous advice, but it makes sense. Imagine that it is now March, and you own a hotel in a summer vacation in Paris. You had hardly any income during the winter. This is expected, but it still feels bad. You hope that the coming summer will be good, but how can you tell? If you have the opportunity to make a booking now for August, and maybe get a small down payment, you would be happy to lower the price for the security. By June or July, when most of the rooms are booked for the summer, owners will feel more confident about charging full rates.

Rent an apartment

Holiday apartments normally cost less than hotel rooms with the equivalent rating and similar location. You get more space, privacy and the possibility of preparing your food. On the other hand, you get fewer services – normally apartments are not cleaned daily, and there are no meals served, no concierge, etc.

Check discounts and corporate rates

Check if the hotel you want to go to has a discount for credit card holders, members of any clubs you belong to or corporate rates you may be able to use. For example, the Paris Marriott Opera Ambassador is roughly £320 a night but if you search for a corporate promo or discount code and book directly with Marriott it is only £280.

Can you change the length of your stay?

Most hotels in Paris offer reduced rates for longer stays. The total sum you pay will be larger, but the cost per night will be lower. If you are planning a trip to several places that are not very far from one another, and you wanted to divide your stay between the places, you may want to consider staying in one place and making day trips.

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How to save after you arrive

Check the small print. If breakfast is not included, check the price of breakfast compared to having breakfast in another place (a coffee shop or diner). Check the price of local and long distance phone calls compared to using the cellular phone or a calling card. Check the price of internet access. You may prefer to use an internet cafe or wait for your next stop.