I’m going to New Orleans for the Christmas weekend.
Since I gamble a bit, I stay free at Harrah’s hotels or their “partners.” But Harrah’s New Orleans has gotten cheap lately – I apparently don’t gamble enough for a free room at Christmas. But they were going to give me a “deal.” I booked it at the Hilton Riverside through Harrah’s. Then I thought to check the hotel’s own site. $40 a night cheaper. Great deal Harrah’s, and thanks.
Then I decided to look a little further. Nothing good at Priceline.com all the rates, other than the auction stuff, which I’m not willing to do, were more expensive than the actual hotel sites.
So I tried Hotels.com. It wanted $10 more than Hilton wanted; but, it had an amazingly good deal at Country Inns and Suites, $26 cheaper than the Hilton (and $56 cheaper than booking the room directly with the hotel’s website). Same distance from the casino and closer to the French Quarter.
So, I have free WiFi, free breakfast and free cocktails in the afternoon and probably a bit smaller room for $65 bucks a night less. I’m a happy camper. Thanks nice Indian lady that goes by “Alex” at Hotels.com.
Commander’s Palace, Casemento’s, Murial’s, here I come.