reveals hot hotel deals for the summer

Published: Mon Jul 05 2010

Hotels.coms Star Ratings prices have been unveiled revealing the comparisons between three, four and five star hotels, allowing customers to stay at the best higher rated properties for a lot less. These price comparisons have been taken from 2009 Hotel Price Index, the definitive annual report on hotel prices paid around the world.

"Higher quality rooms in four and five star properties are now within the reach of more travellers who previously may have chosen two or three star properties," said Taylor L. Cole, APR, director of public relations for "By filtering searches by star ratings during a trip planning session, travelers can find the highest quality rooms at the lowest prices and even take advantage of upgrades for holidays like the 4th of July."

Due to continued inventory and economic pressures, consumers have a very timely opportunity to snag great deals and upgrade their accommodations and travel experience. These deals won’t necessarily last, but with the fluctuating economy, prices have hit lows and are only now starting to climb back.

The room rates in several hotels in different cities have dropped dramatically. To stay at one of the three star San Diego hotels, the Historic Menger Hotel, would only cost you $129 a night. Seeing as only 2 years ago, to stay at one of the three star Chicago hotels would cost you $168 a night, it's quite a drop in price for the standard of hotel.

"Broadening a family’s options when it comes to booking is just one way can help enhance a family’s summer vacation," adds Cole. "To help customers further capitalize on these lower rates, is currently running a ‘Family Sale."

About is a leading provider of lodging worldwide, offering more than 85,000 properties in over 60 countries from national chain hotels and all-inclusive resorts to local favorites and bed & breakfasts including Las Vegas hotels and hotels in New York. is the smarter way to book travel by offering  welcomerewards®, an industry leading loyalty rewards program; the real opinions of other travelers captured in over 1.5 million Guest Reviews and;  a Price Match Guarantee, so that those booking with can be assured they are getting the best deal, either online or by speaking directly to a travel expert at 1-800-2-HOTELS 24 hours a day. For more information, please visit is an operating company of Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE). Please visit the Travel Smart Blog for consumer and business travel information. Follow us on Twitter via, on Facebook at and take a VirtualVacation at, A Smarter Way to Book™.

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