Most travelers know that booking a bundled package including flight and/or car rental plus a hotel can offer big savings. However, while booking a flight or car is usually black and white, finding the perfect hotel can require a little more time. When you find a great flight deal or car rental price the last thing you want to do is miss out on a low price because you can’t decide on a hotel or worse end up with a horrible one because you didn’t have time to read the reviews in-depth. Well, now you never have to worry about that again because Expedia has a solution for you with their new Add-On Advantage program.
So what is Expedia’s Add-On Advantage and how does it work? You can book either a flight or car rental and then be able to save on select hotels up to the start of your trip. This way you have more time to choose the perfect hotel while getting the same low price you’d expect from a bundled booking.
I recently used Expedia’s Add-On Advantage for my weekend trip to Orlando. As you can see below after booking my car rental I instantly received a notification that my booking qualified me for up to 43% off select hotels.
Not ready to select your hotel at this time? No problem! When you’re ready to book just log back into your Expedia account and select dates that fall within your flight or car rental. Hotels that qualify for the discounts will have the Add-On yellow banner above the hotel like below. It will also show you the original price along with what your discounted price is.
Thanks to Expedia’s Add-On Advantage I found the perfect hotel for my weekend getaway. A lot of hotels in Orlando have high daily resort and parking fees but since I didn’t have to rush to book to get the additional savings I was able to do my due diligence in my research. I’m happy to say I found a resort with a minimal resort fee, free parking, close proximity to Disney World and with kid friendly amenities. I researched long and hard and didn’t book until the night before our trip and snagged a great deal of $139/night.
Our hotel, the Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Orange Lake was amazing and had everything we needed. I never thought that by booking through Expedia you qualified for upgrades but when we checked in we were upgraded to a 2-bedroom suite because they didn’t have anymore of the regular rooms we booked. You can read my full review here.
My daughter loves the pool so finding a hotel with a kid-friendly pool was high on my list. The hotel we selected not only had 7 pools but one of them was completely dedicated to young children. We must have went down the slide 36 times and my daughter loved running through the splash pad. They even had a kiddie pool that was only 11 inches deep and an arcade at the pool.
Since we were visiting Disney World, close proximity to the park was a key deciding factor in our hotel choice. Thanks to our hotel being a quick 15 minute drive we easily made it to the park for its opening time and got a picture in front of the castle with one one else in it!
We had an amazing time in Orlando and were so thankful for the savings Expedia’s Add-On Advantage allotted us. Looking forward to seeing what other amazing hotels we can save on by using this new feature.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.