Traveling with work, I get to stay in nice places, so I'm spoiled, so I like to stay in nicer places when I travel for fun too. Thankfully, Mike's family has a beach place, so we don't have to spend money on a place to stay when we get the urge to feel the sand in our toes, but when I get the urge to travel other places, I've got to suck it up and pay.
In a earlier post, I referenced trips I wanted to take this year, including our trip to DC, Charleston for our anniversary and hopes to go to NYC for Christmas. I'm pleased to say that all of these trips have/will come true and all because of one little secret that I've always known, but never tried - Priceline.com.I'm telling you guys - I'd always heard about the "name your price" option on priceline.com, but was always scared to use it, but you can put in so many options, you won't end up with a bad place.
So, we stayed in DC at the Washington DC Westin and The Capitol Hilton - each night for around $90 a night - which is significantly less than the posted rates on their websites. And I've got us booked for three nights in Charleston in September for our anniversary at the Best Western Charleston - which is probably the nicest Best Western I've ever seen - and located on the main drag - all for around $100 a night.
Then, I was able to book us three nights in NYC at a 3 1/2 star hotel, The Roosevelt, for $450 total - all through Priceline!!! I'm so excited to be able to see the city at Christmas and can't wait for my little guy to experience it with me!
So, just wanted to share that tip with you guys - no one paid me to write this or anything - it's just too good not to share!