If you are a budget traveler you probably like to stay in the cheapest motel room you possibly can. If all you do in your room is sleep and shower, there really is no reason to spend a large chunk of change on it. There are other places and areas you can spend your money on. Luckily, there are a few different ways you can go about reserving your cheap motel room.
Things You'll Need
- Internet access
Book early. The farther in advance you book, the cheaper the motel is going to be.
Look online at travel sites such as Expedia, Travelocity, Priceline or Orbitz. These sites offer close to the same price on the motels. There is a wide selection of motels in the given city and within a specified area.
Avoid being picky. When it comes to motels, location can increase the price. Staying slightly outside of a large city is going to be cheaper than staying within the city.
Skip the frills. The less frills, the lower the cost. A motel with a swimming pool and breakfast is going to be more expensive than a motel with nothing to offer other than a bed and a bathroom.
Look into hostels if you have already departed. Yes, they are not exactly motels, but they are going to offer the best price available, especially while traveling overseas.