The June issue of Consumer Reports magazine has the results of an extensive reader survey on hotels.
The full results are available only to subscribers, but the Consumer Reports website has an interesting summary that’s available to non-subscribers.
Among the findings:
- Upscale chains continue to offer big promotional discounts
- Readers who reported bargaining with hotel staff for a lower rate said they were often successful at getting a discount
- Most budget hotel chains were rated a poor value, with the clear exception of the Microtel chain