Cheap Hotels for London Olympic Games

Since March 15th you can apply for tickets for the London Olympic Games. This means that people are already going to start searching for cheap hotels. Not all websites will let you book so far in advance. However if you search carefully or book with the hotels directly you might get yourself a really cheap room rate.

There is no guarantee of receiving Olympic Games tickets just because you have applied. Although if you have sent off your application, I would urge you to start thinking about accommodation. People without Olympic Games tickets will travel to London just to soak up the atmosphere and they will need cheap hotels too.

The Olympic Games takes place in 33 venues in total. The main venues are situated within central London but other venues are located as far away as Windsor, Essex and Weymouth. Thankfully the 17,000 athletes heading for the London event, will not be looking for cheap hotels. They will be staying in the purpose built athletes village. After the games the athletes village will be transformed into 2800 new homes for east London.

The Olympic Stadium will be the centre of the Summer 2012 Olympics. The stadium will have a capacity of approximately 80,000 people. This will make it the third largest stadium in Britain behind Wembley Stadium and Twickenham. After the Olympic games Tottenham Hotspurs and West Ham United are interested in using the venue for their own stadium. A decision still has to be made.

So where is the best hotel to stay during the Olympic Games? If you are looking for a cheap hotel which is located near to the Olympic Stadium, you need to be looking for hotels which are located in the east of London. Holiday Inn is the official hotel service providers to London 2012 Olympics. The Holiday Inn Stratford is an ideal choice. The hotel is situated a mere fifteen minute walk from the official stadium. The hotel is well served by public transport. An underground station is situated less than 2 miles away. The accommodation provides excellent value for money and is ideal if you are travelling with a family.

If you still want a cheap rate but are looking for something a little more upmarket then consider hotels in the Docklands area. Choose from many well known hotels chains such as Marriott, Radisson, Hilton and Crowne Plaza.

Another accommodation alternative might be to consider booking an apartment. Consider the Town Hall luxury apartments in Bethnal Green. The apartments are very upmarket but if you book early you might be able to get a cheap rate. The apartments were renovated in 2010. On site facilities include a restaurant, bar, pool, gym and spa.

I really hope the London Olympics will give a much needed boost to the British economy. The event is expected to attract tens of thousands of extra visitors. It looks like the British hoteliers are going to be very successful, even if the British athletes are not!

5 Tips to Find Cheap Hotels for Your Holiday

Modern travel has changed phenomenally over the years. Today, travelling has become almost an integral part of daily life. In today’s global village, you want to explore new destinations for your holiday and to do this you need to find the best place to stay.

Truth be told, times are hard and it is no wonder then that most people are looking for cheap hotels. If you are a regular traveller, you must be looking for ways to cut cost on accommodation. When visiting a top destination for your holiday, the need for affordable accommodation becomes even more urgent.

Finding cheap lodgings during this high demand period is tough but possible. Below are some tips to start you off:

  1. Leverage Hotel and Organization’s Memberships

Your membership to a hotel might not look useful until you want to find a place to stay during the holidays. Most establishments have incredible bargains for members and surprisingly, it costs nothing to join. You can also get discounts through membership to organizations, such as veterans associations, professional bodies among others. Be proactive and ask about any of these perks when doing a search.

  1. Start Your Search Early

You have to start your hotel search early enough in order to identify those establishments that are most likely to offer good deals. By starting your search early, you have all the time to learn more about different hotels through reviews. This makes it easier to find a place that suits your budget.

  1. Use Booking Aggregators

The internet is a treasure trove of information where you can easily identify an affordable hotel. Using your preferred travel date and budget aggregator sites helps you find the best play to stay and for no fee. It is also faster to book from their website once you have found the perfect deal.

  1. Travel off-season

Timing is everything when looking for cheap hotels in any destination. It is important to know when off-season is for your destination. In the Caribbean for instance, summer is off-season but in Europe and Pacific Northwest, winter receives fewer visitors. Once you know this, you just have to go online and compare different travel packages. It is advisable to push your trip to the shoulder season meaning just before or after a heavy tourist season.

  1. Go for Group Packages

When traveling with family for the holidays, accommodation is a crucial component. As such, you should never compromise quality of lodgings and this is the reason you should go for a group package. The best hotels have tailored packages that are cheaper and your family will enjoy their stay.

You might have chosen the best destination but if you don’t find an affordable and comfortable place to stay, your best plans will be undone. These tips will help you find an affordable hotel.

Cheap Hotels Can Be Found

A cheap hotel is not necessarily a bad hotel, and sometimes a traveler can find a great bargain on a hotel that is one of the best in town. Many travelers get on a train, plane or bus for business, education or romance. Some people are great tourists who want to see as much of the world as possible. Most of the people in need of a hotel are looking for a comfortable place to stay while away from home. These people do not usually pick a hotel because it is expensive. They pick their hotel because they expect that it will have comfortable beds and good restaurants.

Almost everyone looks for a hotel that is reasonably priced, and most travelers are quite happy if they can find a cheap hotel. The number one reason that people pick a hotel is for cleanliness. They do not want to use a toilet that is not clean because other people that they do not know have used it. They want a hotel that has clean linens and carpeting on the floor. If travelers can find cheap hotels that are clean and tidy, the travelers will probably have a much better time on their trip.

Some Hotel Chains Are Known for their Cheap Hotels

Some hotel chains are successful because they provide cheap hotels that are clean and tidy. The travelers know the reputations of the hotel chains, and they tend to book rooms with a chain of hotels because they know that the prices are good and the places are clean. These chains that provide cheap hotels know that they will lose customers if people find out that they have dirty accommodations. The cheap hotel chains usually have a string of hotels across the country and around the world.

Travelers can stay at a cheap hotel from a certain chain in London or Los Angeles. They know that this chain of hotels has a reputation, and that they will probably live up to this reputation whether the hotel is in Paris or Phoenix. The cheap hotels are usually quite comfortable although they are not luxurious. The hotels have beds that are comfortable and restaurants with great food. Cheap hotels can be booked through a travel agency. There are several online services that can provide rates from several cheap hotels in one city for comparison. These services often have accurate photos of the facilities on the website.

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