My wife and sister-in-law were looking for a hotel in Montreal the other day. If you have read some of my other articles, you will know we are heading there for the May long weekend. They found a few interesting things about Montreal you should know.
A lot of the hotels charge a fee for parking. It ranged from $10 to $20 a night. This is a little bit and you may want to budget for it in your travel plans.
Prices Online and By Phone Are Different
The prices they found online were cheaper than if they actually phoned the hotel. The hotel would not match it either. They told us to book online, so that is what we did.
This is the same rule of thumb for finding a rental car. You need to do your research online. Find the quotes, make the phone calls, and ask questions. This way you can get the cheapest prices or get yourself into a fancier hotel for the same price.
The Price Isn’t Fixed
We did not do this for this trip, but I had a friend do it here in Calgary. The Palliser is one of the nicer Fairmont hotels in downtown Calgary. He was staying there the first weekend of December a couple years ago. He knew the hotel wasn’t full, so he approached them and said how much he was willing to pay for a room. They accepted it and he got a room for the price of a 3 star hotel.