How to Get Discounted Rooms at Southern California Hotels
Are looking for hotels near Disneyland or hotels near SeaWorld San Diego? The great news is that there are over 50,000 Southern California hotels to choose from, ranging from hostels to luxurious five-star resorts, with a diverse selection of amenities to meet individual needs and budgets. Los Angeles and San Diego offer visitors a wide array of lodging choices within its diverse metropolitan areas. Budget, luxury, and boutique hotels in all parts of these cities accommodate nearly 40 million visitors each year.
To get the best deals, use the following tips:
With excellent weather all year round, tourists flock to Southern California. Consider visiting in the winter months because it's generally less crowded.
Avoid planning your vacation around holidays and mid summer when school is out and children are on vacation.
Visit Southern California midweek, when relatively few people visit. Also visit during off-peak and off-season times. Call your hotel to find out when the off-season period begins.
Search for hotel rooms on the Internet . It will be easy to compare prices on the various web sites.
Look for packages. Some travel sites offer packages that include flight, hotel, Southern California theme park admission and sometimes, car rental for less than what you would pay if you booked each one separately.
Check the web site of your favorite hotel for promotions. Some hotels offer discounts on rooms. Your hotel will also reward you for your commission-free payment if you book at their web site.
Consider booking accommodations away from the theme parks. Hotels in that part of town are usually more expensive than hotels further away .
Consider motels also. They offer rooms at bargain prices.
Depending on the length of your stay, ask the reservation staff for a free night or for a weekly rate. For instance you are more likely to be successful if your stay is up to 7 days.
Be sure that there will be no extra charges added to your final bill. Some Southern California hotels will add charges such as incidentals. Ask about this ahead of time.
Find out if your airline will allow you to use your accumulated miles for non-travel awards. If so, then redeem your frequent flyer miles for your hotel stay.
If you have been loyal to a hotel brand in the past, you may be eligible for an impressive discount if you stay at a branch in Los Angeles or San Diego.
Los Angeles Sales and Hotel Tax
A Los Angeles area sales tax of 8.75 percent is charged on all purchases items. There is no sales tax on hotel and motel rooms, but toom rates in the City of Los Angeles are subject to a 14 percent hotel occupancy tax.
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