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Negotiating a price for a room

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Negotiating a price for a room

We are going to Banff this July for likely around 10 days. This will be our first time staying at a hotel for an extended period of time in Banff as we always camped in the past (but, just sold our trailer). I was wanting to hear from those who have stayed in Banff during summertime and negotiated a price for their room. What success have you had? Are most of the major hotels willing to negotiate if you are staying for a week or so? Any rule of thumb to follow as to how much lower than the asking price one should go? Thanks.

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1. Re: Negotiating a price for a room

Nightly room rates in Banff have dramatically dropped over the past few years. There never used to be any discount in the summer for a week stay and it still might depend on your exact dates in July and what general occupancy is for that time, also the type of accommodation - hotel/condo/motel. We have started to see early booking discounts (15% off for 3+ nights stay) for this year, which on top of the reduced rates is pretty good and comparable to last summers' best rates.

Hope that helps.

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2. Re: Negotiating a price for a room

If you're booking in advance, I don't think there's much room to negotiate. You certainly might be able to negotiate upon your arrival, it's possible to get an affordable walk-in rate. The problem is in the summer months, the affordable accommodation are the first places to fill-up. It's a little risky. If you are going to be here on a long weekend, booking ahead is a must.

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3. Re: Negotiating a price for a room

July? Peak season, you don't want to wait to book.

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4. Re: Negotiating a price for a room

i think if you are looking to negotiate - you might have better luck in canmore where there are more privatly owned rentals.

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5. Re: Negotiating a price for a room

If you are staying in the area I would suggest Canmore as it is a bit less busy than Banff and the rates are better (given that it is a tourtist area and high season) but check with lodgingcompany.com/r77-sAR/p1_canmore_accomm… and see what comes up.

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