Save Money on Lodging - Book Directly with Fort Wood Hotels!

It doesn't matter if you're a seasoned traveler or you don't travel often, most agree that saving as much money as possible during your trip is a priority. Lodging expenses can eat up a big portion of your travel budget if you're not careful about how you book. Reward programs and loyalty programs are a great way to save money and earn points! If you travel often, you most likely use a hotel chain that has a rewards program that gives you points for every time you stay.




At Fort Wood Hotels, we want to offer our guests the absolute highest quality hotels in Fort Leonard Wood at the best value! That's why we have five hotel brands to choose from! Each hotel brand offers its own loyalty program: IHG Rewards Club, Choice Privileges, Hilton Honors, and Marriott Bonvoy. We don't just stop with offering great rewards programs, we want to share with you how to maximize your rewards and save money by booking directly with our hotels instead of using a third-party booking site. Read on to learn about third-party booking sites, how to book directly with our hotels, and the benefit! 

So, What Is Booking Direct Exactly? 

Booking Direct is when you find the hotel you would like to stay at and you pick up the phone to make your reservation or you go directly to their website to book a room. You are booking directly with the hotel with no middleman. If you book online, you are using their hotel reservation system so you can see exactly what is available in real-time.

Third-Party Booking sites
were created to show someone traveling all of their lodging options in one place. If you are not brand loyal, you may use this site to search all hotels in one particular area. This tool will bring up all hotels in that geographic area and then you can sort by ratings, price, etc. Most people like options so this may seem like the most ideal way to shop. You will use companies like Orbitz, Priceline, Travelocity, etc to get what you feel is the best deal. You are not booking directly with the hotel at this point but using a third-party booking site. They get their inventory by allowing hotels to load some of their rooms into their system. Then for every room booked, the hotel has to pay the third-party booking site a fee.


Why Should I Book Direct? 

You may be thinking, that's great but why does it matter if I book directly? We have the answer for you below! 

Better Customer Service! 

At Fort Wood Hotels, we have 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week front desk attendants available to help with any situation when booking directly with us. Our goal is to find the best room for the best price for all of our guests. There are many questions our guests ask that you won't be able to find when booking online. Booking directly with our hotels is a guaranteed way to make sure your reservation is secure and will be exactly how you want it when you arrive. 

Unfortunately, When you book through a third-party booking agency, it's hard to get ahold of anyone if you have any questions. Reservations are sometimes lost or wrong when you book through a third-party booking site and when this happens, our front desk can't help - you'll have to deal with the third-party site you booked with which is typically an 800 number that can be difficult to get problems resolved.

Third Party Sites Can Be Sneaky...

If you want to take full advantage of booking direct, you have to be really carful when booking! Third party sites are modeled to look like the brand site. To avoid mistakenly booking with a third party site, look for the brand name (IHG, Hilton, Marriott, Choice) in the URL - not just the hotel name. Taking this extra step will ensure you are booking direct and you are taking full advantage of your rewards/loyalty program. 



Take Full Advantage of Loyalty Programs!

If you have a loyalty card with one of our hotels, we can make sure you take advantage of all perks while on your stay. Some of our rewards programs offer lower rates only by booking directly with our hotels and not a third-party site.

Book DIRECT When you Stay With Us! 

You may be thinking, "sounds great, but how exactly do I book direct? That's easy! All you need to do is call our friendly front desk staff at 573-451-3678 or book on our website www.FortWoodHotels.com. In the long run, you will get better customer service, better availability, better room options and the best use of your rewards. The next time you stay in Fort Leonard Wood, be sure to book your lodging accommodations with Fort Wood Hotels!  



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