From Meg Mueller’s hotel blog, QuickBook has extended its best rate guarantee to allow you to find a better price within 72 hours of booking rather than the industry standard 24 hours.
- Internet booking site Quikbook just upped the ante in the stakes of “why book here” on the Web. The company has extended its “best-rate guarantee” to 72 hours after booking. Most hotel sites and online booking agents (Orbitz, Hotels.com, etc..) offer a refund or matching price if you find a lower rate on the same room at the same hotel, but that offer generally expires after just 24 hours. Quikbook also has one of the better cancellation policies on the Web, charging nothing if it’s a “pay when you get there” hotel. For pre-paid reservations, cancellation fees run just $10 for changes made four or more days before arrival, and $35 for changes made after that. Other sites may charge a full night’s rate.
Quickbook‘s ads sometimes grace this website. It’s not my killer app for hotel bookings, but it’s an important tool for the arsenal.
They’ve sometimes got better priced inventory than any of their competitors, at least for the cities in which they offer bookings (which are generally limited to major US destinations with a smattering of Canada thrown in).
I’ve made no more than a dozen hotel bookings with them, but I have found them indispensible those dozen times…