There is nothing I love more than getting an amazing deal on my travels. Whether that’s discovering a cheeky error fare on a flight or finding the cheapest hotels, I am always on the alert for a bargain. So when Club 1 Hotels got in touch to tell me about their incredible service, I was all ears! Here’s my Club 1 Hotels review, along with my tips on how to find cheap hotels in 2019…
This post was brought to you in collaboration with Club 1 Hotels, and contains affiliate links (read more). However, all words and opinions are my own.
What Is Club 1 Hotels?
In a nutshell, Club 1 Hotels is a global luxury hotel travel club that offers wholesale rates at over one million of the finest hotels and resorts in over 40,000 destinations worldwide – helping you find cheap hotels all over the world!
By purchasing over $1 billion in room nights wholesale a year, Club 1 Hotels are able to pass HUGE savings onto their members.
But the best part is that the first YEAR of membership is free for my readers. Not a trial week, or a trial month, but a full, free year. There are no strings attached: you don’t enter your credit card details when you sign up, and the membership doesn’t auto-renew after a year. It really is completely free. I suppose the idea is that you’ll be so happy with how much you’ve saved, that you will gladly purchase the membership next year.
Finding the Cheapest Hotels
So – is it really cheaper than simply booking through a hotel price comparison website? I conducted a few random trial searches to check. But even if you do find a room rate cheaper elsewhere, Club 1 Hotels guarantee to beat it (more on that later) so you’ll always get the best deal. Check out a few of the amazing examples of savings I was able to find below:
W Singapore Sentosa – 20% Cheaper than Booking.com
A five-night stay at the W Singapore Sentosa in Singapore for February was $1,438.35 on Club 1 Hotels, vs $1,798 for the same room on Booking.com:
St Regis Rome – $54 a Night Cheaper
The St Regis in Rome was $501.77 a night on Club 1 Hotels, vs $556 on Booking.com. BUT, there was also a special discount on Club 1 Hotels where you could take the room for just $389.97 a night as long as you don’t pre-select the room. This could mean you’d wind up getting an even nicer room at 39% less than the standard – because the cheaper rooms usually sell out first.
Hilton Cyprus – $44 a night cheaper
A double room at the Hilton Cyprus was 14% cheaper at just $263.91 compared to $308 on Booking.com. And that same room is $323 when you book directly through the Hilton website!
How to Use Club 1 to Find Cheap Hotels
Using the site is the same as any other holiday search engine. You simply enter your destination and dates, and search. The interface feels a little less sleek than other comparison sites I use – but I imagine they will finesse it over time. Meanwhile, it’s worth getting used to the Club 1 Hotels search function for the savings you can get!
You can view your results on a map, or as a list. And you can sort the results by rating, price, or simply in alphabetical order. You can also apply filters such as room board, star rating, or to find a specific hotel brand.
Once you have your chosen hotel, do a search on another hotel price comparison site for the same hotel and dates. This will help you be sure you’ve found the cheapest deal for your hotel. Better still – Club 1 Hotels will beat any price you find…
If you find a better rate for the same hotel* anywhere else, Club 1 Hotels guarantee not just to price match but to beat that rate – as follows:
$10 per night guaranteed savings at 3-star hotels up to $20
$20 per night guaranteed savings at 4-star hotels up to $40
$25 per night guaranteed savings at 5-star hotels up to $50
You just shoot them an email with a link to the deal you found, and they will confirm your booking the same day!
*this means the same room and rate type. It excludes reservations within 7 days of arrival.
How to Join and Start Finding Cheap Hotels
Joining is easy! Head over to the Club 1 Hotels website and click apply now. Membership is normally $99 a year, but readers of my blog can get a FULL YEAR completely free when they sign up using my link.
There’s no auto-renew and you won’t have to enter your credit card details. It’s just free! So what are you waiting for? Go sign up now and start saving.
More Than Just Hotels
Despite the way the name sounds, Club 1 Hotels offer much more than just hotels. You can also search for cruises, car rental and limo services, activities, and flights – all at discounted wholesale prices. In theory, you could book your entire holiday through Club 1 Hotels and save yourself a fortune!
Club 1 Hotels Free Year
As I’ve mentioned above, Club 1 Hotels are offering Emily Luxton Travels readers a year’s membership absolutely free, with no strings attached. You have to sign up using my link to access this brilliant offer, so make sure you do that so you can find cheap hotels and other travel deals throughout 2019!
Got a great travel hack of your own, or tips for finding the cheapest hotels? Scroll down to leave me a comment!