The “Best Western Price Guarantee” is one of the quickest and easiest ways to obtain free hotel stays at Best Western properties. If you book a hotel stay directly on the Best Western site, and then find an identical room for a cheaper rate on a competitors site, they will match the rate and give you a Best Western hotel voucher worth $100 (currently around £70). That means if you hotel booking is for less than £70 you are effectively getting a free hotel stay at a Best Western property.
To qualify for the $100/£70 voucher you need to:
- Book a stay directly on bestwestern.co.uk
- Find a lower rate on another site with the same criteria for a minimum of £1 less (hotel, dates of stay, guest occupancy, currency, and similar room type)
- Submit the online claim form within 24 hours of making a reservation
All vouchers are issued in US$ for any price guarantee claim worldwide. If using the voucher outside of the US the local value will be determined by the foreign exchange rates at the time of redemption.
Free Best Western Hotel Stays
Best Western properties, throughout their different brands, are priced in the low-mid bracket. This creates more than enough opportunities to find a hotels for under $100/£70, effectively making the hotel stay free if you are able to find the same room for less on a competitors site. What makes this offer even better is that you can repeat this process multiple times, by using the voucher as payment when checking out of the hotel (for this you would need to find a “pay at hotel” rate – not difficult).
The first step of the process is to find a room on a competitor site cheaper than the rate published on the Best Western site. You should not book a room at Best Western, and then try and find a cheaper price on a competitor’s site (a competitor’s price may not be cheaper). To speed up the search use a hotel comparison site, such as Kayak, which displays the price from different booking site including Best Western. This will save you the time of having to crosscheck the competitor price against the Best Western price.
On Kayak, start by entering your destination and dates. If you do not have a specific hotel in mind it’s possible to search by just entering a city. After the search has completed a list of available properties will be displayed. Enter “Best Western” in the hotel name filter on the left side menu to show only Best Western properties.
As an example searching for Sheffield, on 15th June 2017, for 1 night displays multiple Best Western properties, including there more upmarket “Plus” hotels. The Best Western Plus Aston Hall Hotel is priced at £90 direct but only £63 on a competitor’s site (hotel was also cheaper on a competitor’s site when checked last year). Now that you have found the cheaper rate first check that other the room and other details are identical on both the Best Western site and the competitor site. If this is the case book the room on Best Western, and take a print screen of the cheaper room rate on the competitor site.
Not only do Best Western issue a $100/£70 voucher for successful price guarantee claims, but they also honour the lower price. This would mean that in the Sheffield example above you would book the room at Best Western for £90, receive a refund of the difference in room rates of £27, and also a $100/£70 voucher. A profit of £7 and a free hotel night.