Does GoSeek really find “hidden” hotel coupons and codes?

Recently, I learned of a new hotel search engine called GoSeek. At this point in my travel-deal-hunting life, it takes a lot for me to get excited about something, so I can’t really say that I was excited to try it…but I can say that I was intrigued.

And then I was kind of excited.

The best way I can describe GoSeek is that it’s the RetailMeNot of hotel search engines: a site that compiles and lists all of the available coupons and codes, so you can select the one that will save you the most money.

I decided to test it out for an upcoming trip to Miami. I’ve had my eye on the Kimpton Epic hotel for months – it looks amazing. However, average prices hover in the $300/night range, which is just more than I want to spend.

When I plugged my dates into GoSeek, I got some good news: they had found a room for $232, which was a LOT less than all of the other deal sites.

This was exciting, but even better news was that the site revealed a publicly available rate of $233 on Getaroom…

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which also happened to be less than the Kimpton site.

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So, I did what any deal-hunter would do in this situation: I booked a room with Kimpton, then called them to snag a Best Rate Guarantee (they matched the getaroom rate and gave me a $25 food and beverage credit). Yay!

My recommendation: give GoSeek a try. You might find a deal.

Have any of you already tried GoSeek? What did you think?

Comments

  1. Worked for me! I just used it to find more affordable hotels for my Southern US road trip and I probably saved at least $100. Thanks for the tip. I also registered my rental car reservation with Auto Slash, just to be safe. Another tip I got from you, Pixie!

  2. I just used it to look at rooms for an upcoming trip to Washington DC. Although I haven’t made my final choices yet, the data presented seemed complete and accurate and the site was attractive and appealing to use. I noticed that Trip Advisor ratings for the hotels are shown (but I can’t click through to the actual reviews). Being able to read actual reviews is a must for me. I did like the map functionality. Specifically, I liked that each small area shows the number of hotels numerically rather than having individual pins. When I zoom in further, I get individual pins. I may use GoSeek again when I am ready to book this trip (2-3 weeks from now), and will probably use it side by side with TripAdvisor so I can judge it better.

  3. I learned the hard way that goseek dose a lot of false advertising. I booked a room threw them . And got to my already paid for hotel to find out I still had to pay more money than I agreed to . when I talked to the manager of this astablishment she informed me that the “deals” they are advertising aren’t always what you’ve agreed to . be safe make sure u read the fine print with these people.

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