5 Ways for Solo Savings on Lodging: When you go to book lodging at a hotel or bed and breakfast, don’t just assume that the price listed is, well, the price! The default for most booking engines is for two adults even if you say you are looking for only one room. In North America, the price generally offered is the so-called room or “rack” rate. However, primarily in Europe, rooms are often offered for solo occupancy. Using our booking engine of more than 800,000+ lodgings on our home page, we have seen discounts of up to 40+ percent for solo occupancy. Be sure to look at the solo travel reviews to help you find the right fit for you.
Please note our 5 tips below and then click each link to compare what is offered for 10 properties we selected based on solo room pricing.
Tip One: When you begin your search, don’t accept the default for one room. Always look for the icon or drop down to change the number from 2 adults to one.
Tip Two: Don’t assume that the higher priced hotels aren’t worth a look. In London and Stockholm, this week we saw 5-star famous hotels, with solo room prices, some of which were very competitive at the luxury brand level.
Tip Three: Check out the size of the room. Most hotels include the dimensions or square footage so don’t just go by titles like “premium” single room.
Tip Four: In lower price/budget offerings, be sure to see if there is a private bath.
Tip Five: Compare the pricing for each hotel or B&B for a “single” room or alternatively a “double room” for solo occupancy.
Check out these listings below to see a sampling of solo pricing for single rooms or double rooms with solo pricing: