Afraid to book in case a better deal comes along…am I alone?

posted 2 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 2
Hostess
24457 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

For our trips, I often book with refundable rooms.  But I haven’t done AirBnB before.  You probably shouldn’t wait much longer, I don’t think you are likely to save that much on hotels by waiting.

Post # 3
Member
242 posts
Helper bee

I’m the same way with all my trips. If it’s any comfort though, AirBnB prices don’t really fluctuate, especially a well-reviewed place. And good places get booked up! 

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 1 month ago by  charlie486.
Post # 5
Hostess
24457 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We have considered AirBnB.  I think as long as you are able to get around in the area on your own (being near public transportation or having a car), it is basically the same being at a hotel or someone’s apartment.

Post # 6
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13005 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I don’t think hotels flucuate as much as flights do, so if it seems like a good price compared to other places you’ve seen, I’d just go ahead and book.  For the flights,  I don’t know which airline you’re flying, but most major airlines (in teh US at least) will at least give you a credit for a future flight if your exact flights price drops.  If you do see it drop again, definitely check.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

MsGinkgo:  I wouldn’t worry too much about them being crappy as long as you pick one with good reviews.  If a kitchen is important to you, though honestly it doesnt sound like it since you said you’d likely be eating out most the time anyways, I’d go with the ccheaper hotel option and save that money toward food.  For breakfast, you can always pick up pastries or something small to keep in the room.  Mobile phone, ehh, I’ve never had the need or missed having a phone while traveling, the only person I need to find is with me the whole time.  Crappy accomodations don’t really ruin a trip anyways imho if you’re the type to be out all day siteseeing and exploring.. it’s just a place to sleep to me.  We’ve had some pretty less thanideal accomodations for the sake of saving a bunch a few times, but it wasnt a big deal.

Post # 9
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338 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

MsGinkgo:  I work in travel and you found a great rate! If you’re deciding between an apartment and hotel some things to consider are: are amenities important to you? Restaurants on site, or even a front desk for when your key doesn’t work properly? or is the kitchen, washing machine etc that you’ll find in the apartment better? Consider the physical address as well. Being in a good, safe and convenient area makes such a massive difference in the overall trip. Are there restaurants, supermarkets, transportation near by?

That being said – back to your first question, that’s the best rate I’ve come across even when booking my own past trips to London, if you like it book away! Much more likely to find less options at a higher cost if you wait. I see it all the time, the best picks are snapped up early 🙂

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