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Old 07-07-2017, 12:05 PM
 
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Rates are very fluid on motel/hotel rooms.....some nights I get email-offers where I can get a room dirt-cheap. Other nights, that same room will have more than doubled in price.
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Old 07-07-2017, 05:35 PM
 
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PS: Friday and Saturday nights are always more expensive than Sunday through Thursday. More rooms are sold out Fri and Saturday nights. If you can get a room for Thursday night, too, then ask if they'll lock in the Thursday night rate for all your nights if they include Fri and sat night s.

That is highly dependent on the market as well as the location of the particular property.

I can think of dozens of locations - Southfield, MI, St Louis, Chicago suburbs come immediately to mind- where the WEEKEND rates of the hotel are SIGNIFICANTLY less than the weekly rates. They are hotels that are generally at the airport or in business parks that cater to the business trade.

If you want good rates, book as early as possible and then periodically, check back to see if rates have decreased. Booking months in advance guarantees that you have a certain rate. If the rates drop, you can always cancel the first reservation and book a second.

If you have a special event that you want to attend you can book a room 300+ days in advance. In March 2014, I booked a room for a basketball tournament in Las Vegas at a major casino hotel for $48 a night. About four months later, NASCAR announced a race that weekend. The weekend rates for the same property jumped to $215 for the weekend night.
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