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Got the travel bug? If you’re looking to get away and soak up the sun during the last few weeks of winter, Booking.com has great hotel deals right now that can save you 15% or more. The Early 2022 Deals are available now through Thursday, March 31, so you’ll want to book your next getaway now.
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One vibrant and exciting travel destination is beautiful New York City, and you can stay at a number of hotels in the Big Apple for as low as $90 a night. The elegant and trendy M Social Hotel right in Times Square is down from $199 a night to just $169 a night for a Social City View room with a king/extra-large double bed, a savings of $30 a night. The 4-star hotel is lauded for its central location and proximity to the subway, and for being a sustainable property. Mere feet from Times Square, right in the Theater District of Manhattan, you can easily walk to a Broadway show and find fabulous restaurants in the area to top off the evening. A huge perk is if you have furry friends, the hotel is pet-friendly. Each room includes a work desk, flatscreen cable TV, in-room safe and coffee maker available upon request.
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Looking for something more exotic and tropical to chill on the beach with a margarita in-hand? Why not book a trip to gorgeous Honolulu, Hawaii? The 5-star Alohilani Resort on Waikiki Beach is currently discounted from $354 a night to $336 a night on Booking.com, saving you $18 a night, or $126 over a week’s stay. This beachfront hotel has been highly rated by customers for its proximity to the beach, comfortable beds and on-site food and beverage options. Many rooms feature unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean and the Diamond Head volcanic cone landmark. There’s a family-friendly kids pool as well as adults-only entertainment like nightly live music at the on-site Swell Pool & Bar.
Booking.com has hotel offers across the United States in major cities like Houston, Orlando, Las Vegas, Miami Beach and more. For international travel, Booking.com can hook you up with discounted rates at hotels in Cancun, Punta Cana or even romantic Paris. Whether you’re looking for excitement, adventure, family-friendly fun or just some R&R, there’s a place you can go for less with this deal.
How do the Early 2022 Deals work on Booking.com?
Find the hotel you want on Booking.com, select your preferred dates and number of guests and the discount will be automatically applied to the original price of the room before adding taxes and fees. The deals cannot be combined with other discounts except for Genius loyalty program discounts.
Does Booking.com offer rewards?
Yes! Booking.com has a Genius loyalty program, which provides free lifetime access to travel rewards. As you book more vacations through the site, you move up from Genius Level 1 to Genius Levels 2 and 3 statuses.
At Genius Level 1, the starting phase for new members, you get a 10% discount on the price of your stay at participating hotels, before taxes and charges are applied. After completing five stays, you unlock Level 2, which includes 10 to 15% discounts, complimentary breakfast on select options with your stay and free room upgrades. After 15 stays over the span of two years, you reach Level 3. This level works with participating properties as well, and includes 10 to 20% discounts, complimentary breakfast, free room upgrades on select options and priority support for all bookings. This means you get direct access to a live agent at any time to discuss questions or changes to your booking.
How do you identify a Genius program property partner?
To identify a property that applies to the Genius program, look for the blue Genius logo beside the star rating of the property in the listing. Once you click this, you’ll see what the specific offers are available for that property based on Genius status. When you book a trip, that trip will count towards your progress to the next Genius level as well.
Is Booking.com reliable?
Booking.com is great if you’re trying to find a vacation on a budget. We found that sites like Booking.com can be your best friend in these types of scenarios. According to the team at ChampionTraveler.com, Booking.com is one of the “most popular online travel sites with international availability.” The resource calls it a “safe and reliable platform.”
How does Booking.com work?
The reason Booking.com can offer such good deals is that the website scans the internet to find the best hotel deals available and in some cases, allows you to compare pricing right from the site so you can ensure you’re getting the best possible option. Book through the website and they will facilitate payment to the hotel (or airline, car rental company or attractions) or can set you up to pay directly. Depending on the hotel, you will have no pre-payment required and simply pay at the property or you will be sent a pre-payment in order to book.
How do I contact Booking.com?
Have questions for the team before or after a booking? Scroll to the bottom of the Booking.com homepage and click the Contact Customer Service link on the far right. From there, you can sign in with an existing account or set one up using your email address or an existing Facebook or Google account. Then, chat live with a customer service agent who can help with any of your questions or concerns. You can also contact the company 24/7 by phone using either a local or international number. After booking, you can simply tap “get help with a booking,” choose what you need help with and enter your booking confirmation details for assistance from a representative.
Note that there is also a comprehensive list of FAQs below the sign-in that might answer any of your most pressing general questions, including everything from Coronavirus-related support to payments, cancellations, property policies and more.
How to cancel a Booking.com reservation?
If you change your mind and want to book a different property or destination, or you need to cancel the trip due to unforeseen circumstances, it’s easy to do so. You can manage your bookings through your Booking.com account and use your booking reference number to simply select the stay and confirm cancellation. Some hotels may incur a cancellation fee, so be sure to check the fine print before booking and note how close to the booking you are permitted to cancel without penalty. The email confirmation you receive for your booking may also include a cancellation option you can use to begin the cancellation process if needed.
Does Booking.com charge a fee?
Booking.com charges a fee to its partners including airlines, hotels and resorts, but this does not translate to you when you are booking. You are being charged by the hotel, not Booking.com. They are simply a facilitator that takes a commission from the hotel based on their agreed upon fees with the partner. Bottom line is that you’re still getting the best price with no added fees.
How does the Pay Later option on Booking.com work?
With the Pay Later option, you can book a trip and delay the payment by a week prior to your arrival date so you have time to save up funds or clear your credit card. When you book through Booking.com in participating locations and with participating properties, the website handles the payment and sends the money to the hotel using its virtual credit card or bank transfer method. The payment will be processed a day after you check in.
To opt for the Pay later service, you need to provide your own credit card details versus Booking.com issuing a virtual credit card. The hotel will then directly charge or pre-authorize the purchase based on their individual reservation policy.
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Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.