Spring/Summer Hotel Travel Tip

Chuck Pierce cpcycle at earthlink.net
Sat Mar 15 22:01:33 EST 2003

Ah .........in San Francisco it is called Fishermans Wharf, They have a
bunch of piers, the good one to go to is Pier 39.
but have a nice trip.


>I just had to make some reservations for a trip out west to San Francisco and Reno and found
>something that I thought might be helpful enough to send out to the list.
>Hotels.com is a great website for getting information on what's available...
>However, in each case when I went directly to the indicated hotel and logged on as a "stranger" as
>opposed to a member of the "Hotel Club" (or what have you, Marriott Rewards etc), I was able to get
>a lower rate with MUCH less restrictions, and no fees for a timely cancellation.  For example, a
>three night stay at the Hilton at hotels.com for $165 with a $20 fee for ANY changes and VERY
>restrictive and expensive cancellation fees turned out to be $145 at Hilton's own site and I can
>cancel right up to the day of arrival.  In another case, a "Special Deal" offered for conference
>attendees at $109 could be had for $45 by going directly to the hotel's web site.  When logging on
>as a Hotel "club member" the rates were frequently higher (I guess they figure you're sold already).
>By the way, anyone that figures they owe me a punch in the nose, or a beer, can find me at
>Fisherman's Pier enjoying an Anchor Steam and a Dungeness Crab at around lunch time on April 22nd.
>With any luck I might repeat that scenario the evening of April 28th.
>That's it for today's off topic information.
>Safe Travels...
>-Royal aka 16RoT
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