Hyatt Pricing Question

Old Aug 3, 19, 8:24 am
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Hyatt Pricing Question

Maybe this is commonplace and I am just not familiar or have just never noticed but was curious what everyone thought.

I am in the process of booking a 2 night stay in Chicago in December and ran into some weird pricing stuff. It is a Saturday and Sunday night 12/7-9

If I book 2 nights the prices show $162 for night 1 and $161 for night 2. If I book them separately it shows $162 for night 1 but only $126 for night 2. It makes sense the second night is cheaper but why wouldn't it give me that price for a 2 night booking?

I booked night 1 using a free night and then night 2 using cash.

Then after booking the cash night I noticed it gave me an option to upgrade to 2 different rooms for $20 and $25 that at the original time of booking (60 seconds previously) were $40 and $50 extra respectively.

I understand the upgrade part of it I suppose, although I've only ever encountered it much closer to check in date as opposed to immediately after booking and 4 months early.

Is this normal and should I be going thru every booking day by day to make sure I'm getting the best rates?
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Old Aug 3, 19, 9:28 am
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Originally Posted by brclark82 View Post

Is this normal and should I be going thru every booking day by day to make sure I'm getting the best rates?
Yes you should look day-by-day, break a longer stay into smaller chunks, stay a day longer than planned, etc. You never know when the rate will improve substantially.
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Old Aug 3, 19, 9:36 am
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i suspect that the upgrades offered were standby, based on availability at check in.
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Old Aug 3, 19, 11:28 am
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
i suspect that the upgrades offered were standby, based on availability at check in.
i donít think so...they seem pretty much a done deal to me
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Old Aug 5, 19, 7:57 am
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Originally Posted by brclark82 View Post
Maybe this is commonplace and I am just not familiar or have just never noticed but was curious what everyone thought.

I am in the process of booking a 2 night stay in Chicago in December and ran into some weird pricing stuff. It is a Saturday and Sunday night 12/7-9

If I book 2 nights the prices show $162 for night 1 and $161 for night 2. If I book them separately it shows $162 for night 1 but only $126 for night 2. It makes sense the second night is cheaper but why wouldn't it give me that price for a 2 night booking?

I booked night 1 using a free night and then night 2 using cash.

Then after booking the cash night I noticed it gave me an option to upgrade to 2 different rooms for $20 and $25 that at the original time of booking (60 seconds previously) were $40 and $50 extra respectively.

I understand the upgrade part of it I suppose, although I've only ever encountered it much closer to check in date as opposed to immediately after booking and 4 months early.

Is this normal and should I be going thru every booking day by day to make sure I'm getting the best rates?
Very common for hotels to give better deals if you book night-by-night. Happens at Hilton all the time. Especially weekend vs. weekday nights depending on the hotel.

Pain in the rear, but you'll often save money checking night-by-night. And as mentioned above, check adding the night before and the night after even if not staying. That can pull down the average.

Another consideration is that with one-night bookings, if you get upgraded the first night, they are less likely to want to move you for the second night as they have to completely redo the room.
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