So, what IS the ‘Deal of the Day’ room? You’ll often see it come up on last minute travel sites…. and 9 times out of 10 it’s a heck of a bargain.
So, what IS it? Well, honestly, it could be the worst room at the resort. It could be at the end of the hall, or over the nightclub or facing the parking lot. But…. what if it’s not? What if it’s just a way to sell off some perfectly amazing vacant space at an amazing hotel?
It’s a gamble, that’s for sure. However, I think it’s worth it.
If I was offered ANY room at a resort like DREAMS, NOW, ROYALTON or SECRETS, for $500 less than the normal price, I would say hell yes. Put me in a closet at the end of the hall if I get 100% of the value of the restaurants, location, service and relaxation. Honestly, at that kind of savings, I’d make my own bed & help supervise kids’ activities. Lol Give me a name tag & put me to work!
The ‘Deal of the Day’ Room is NOT for you, if a view of the ocean would make or break your vacation. The ‘DOD’ is NOT for you if you fuss and rant trying to get a better deal or something you didn’t pay for. The DOD is NOT for you if don’t like taking risks or trying new things.
The DOD is perfect for happy, optimistic people who make the most of life, and value the unique opportunities that sometimes present themselves.
If your travel agent is a friend & knows his/her average prices, AND he/she tells you it’s a legit deal, you should believe them.
I saw a DOD the other day & hollered across the room to my colleague, “OMG you have to see this!! We should go!!”
The resort was NOW Sapphire. (Look it up!) And the savings was $500 per person off the normal rate.