2013 Hotel Rate Comparison: Priceline.com vs. BestTravelCoupon.

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At Travel-Search-Engines.com, we conducted a hotel price comparison on February 17, 2013. We compared the rates of two travel websites for one night stay for this date: March 18, 2013 We randomly selected 15 hotels from 6 different cities and compared rates from Priceline.com and BestTravelCoupon.com. We searched a total of 90 hotels (3-4 star hotels). Here are the final results of our rate comparison:

BestTravelCoupon.com had the lowest rate on 82 different hotels. Priceline.com did not have the best rate on any search(0 out of 90). Priceline and BestTravelCoupon had the same rate on 8 hotels. BestTravelCoupon works as a true “Travel Search Engine”. They allow the user to instantly search the rates at over 100 different travel sites including Priceline.com. Below we have a screenshot of a search on BestTravelCoupon.com for a hotel in New Orleans. On this search, Priceline matched the lowest rate found on BestTravelCoupon.com. When this occurs, BestTravelCoupon posted the Priceline rate in the search results like you see in the image below.

Below is a close up of the Priceline rate that is posted on the search results at BestTravelCoupon.com

BestTravelCoupon.com pulls up the Priceline rate when it is the lowest of all travel sites. During our rate comparison, Priceline was NOT the lowest rate on 82 of 90 searches(91%).

For this comparison, we searched in New Orleans, Boston, Miami, Munich, Dublin, & San Francisco. All Search Results Below With City, Hotel Name, & Lowest Rate Tally.

City: San Francisco, CA Hotel
Hotel Nikko San Francisco Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf Hotel Hilton San Francisco Union Square Clift Hotel San Francisco Argonaut Hotel - A Kimpton Hotel The Donatello Hotel Westin San Francisco Market Street Grand Hyatt San Francisco Villa Florence Intercontinental San Francisco Radisson Hotel Fisherman's Wharf Handlery Union Square Hotel Best Western Americania Hotel Vertigo Cova Hotel

BestTravelCoupon.com Priceline.com Same Rate
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**In San Francisco, BestTravelCoupon.com had the lowest rate on 14 of 15 hotels. Both websites had the same rate at 1 hotels. See more results below.

City: Boston, MA Hotel
Copley Square Hotel Hyatt Regency Boston Ames - A Morgans Original Colonnade Hotel The Westin Boston Waterfront The Langham, Boston Onyx Hotel - A Kimpton Hotel Nine Zero Hotel - A Kimpton Hotel Hilton Boston Downtown/Financial

BestTravelCoupon.com Priceline.com Same Rate
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Marriott's Custom House W Boston Seaport Boston Hotel The Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers Revere Hotel Boston Common Hotel 140

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City: Munich, Germany Hotel
Holiday Inn Munich - City Centre Eurostars Grand Central Sheraton Munich Arabellapark Hotel Citadines Munich Arnulfpark Regent Hotel Munich Adagio Muenchen City Munich Marriott Hotel Eden Hotel Wolff King's Hotel First Class Fleming's Hotel Munich City Hotel Europa Munchen Cosmopolitan Hotel Munich Conrad Hotel De Ville Advokat Tryp Muenchen

BestTravelCoupon.com Priceline.com Same Rate
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City: New Orleans, LA Hotel
Hotel Monteleone Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans Harrah's New Orleans International House Boutique Hotel Loft 523 New Orleans Windsor Court Hotel Hilton New Orleans St Charles Ave Marina Motel Chalmette The Bourbon Orleans Hotel W New Orleans - French Quarter Avenue Garden Hotel JW Marriott Hotel New Orleans New Orleans Marriott Renaissance Arts Hotel Doubletree Hotel New Orleans

BestTravelCoupon.com Priceline.com Same Rate
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City: Miami, FL

Hotel
The Mutiny Hotel Sofitel Miami Hyatt Regency Miami Hampton Inn & Suites Miami/Brickell Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay Sonesta Bayfront Hotel Coconut Grove Mayfair Hotel & Spa Hilton Miami Airport & Towers Viceroy Miami Regency Hotel Miami Crowne Plaza Miami Airport Miami International Airport Hotel Hilton Miami Downtown Jw Marriott Miami Casa Moderna Miami

BestTravelCoupon.com Priceline.com Same Rate
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City: Dublin, Ireland Hotel
The Croke Park Hotel The Burlington Hilton Dublin The Gibson Hotel Trinity Capital Hotel Clarion Hotel Dublin Airport The Morgan Ashling Hotel Gresham Hotel Dublin Radisson Blu Hotel, Dublin Airport Arlington Hotel Temple Bar Maldron Hotel Cardiff Lane Dublin Clontarf Castle Hotel Stillorgan Park Hotel O'callaghan Davenport Hotel Dublin

BestTravelCoupon.com Priceline.com Same Rate
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Below we have some of the actual screenshots from our hotel search from both sites. Keep in mind, Priceline does not post the total cost of the hotel. At Priceline, you have to click the rate, enter your first & last name, and click again to see the Total Cost for the hotel . (Yes. It is both annoying and timeconsuming) BestTravelCoupon.com instantly posts the TOTAL COST for the hotel. Of course, we compared the total cost between both sites. For example, in the screenshot below you see a posted rate of $126 on BestTravelCoupon.com. This includes all taxes and fees for the hotel. They post the Total Cost instantly. The Total Cost on Priceline can be found in the “Total Charges” row on the screenshot. In this screenshot, Priceline is $182.

Conclusion: Our research clearly shows the much better site to search for hotel rates is BestTravelCoupon.com. In over 90% of the searches (82 out of 90), BestTravelCoupon.com had a lower rate. In the other 8 searches, BestTravelCoupon.com posted Priceline as the site with the lowest rate. By searching over 100 different travel sites (including Priceline) they offer:   More lodging options than Priceline, and Consistently beat them on price.

It is these reasons above that placed BestTravelCoupon.com as our #1 Travel Search Engine at: http://TravelSearch-Engines.com

Sources: Priceline.com & BestTravelCoupon.com