In summary, a secret hotel is a hotel, with vacant guest rooms, that does not wish to market reduced rates. In exchange for listing without stating their name, guests benefit from as much as 50% off their room when they book with Hotwire and up to 35% when they book via Lastminute. Once you pick your dates and city, you’ll be shown the secret hotels with vacant rooms. You can then check them against each other by looking at their star rating, their location as marked on Google Maps and their list of services in the description. Another handy device is the Tripadvisor rating provided next to every property on Lastminute and Hotwire.
So whilst you can’t see the name of the property until you’ve booked it, the gamble is lessened by the sheer quantity of facts divulged about every one. For example, if you book a five star in the Upper East Side with a critically acclaimed spa, how risky can it be? Of course some secret hotels are less detailed, so for some this is more of a risk.
Booking agent description: This modern 4-star hotel is in the heart of Paris, only a short walk from the iconic Eiffel Tower. You can choose from the hotel's 2 restaurants for dinner or grab a drink in the bar. And, take advantage of its fitness room and indoor pool after a day of exploring central Paris.
Location: Eiffel Tower, Paris
Hotel rating: 3.5 out of 2,881 reviews
Hotel facilities: 24-hour front desk, Adjoining rooms, Air Conditioning, Bell staff/porter, Bus parking, Car rental desk, Concierge desk, Concierge floor, Dry cleaning, Elevator/Lift, Wi Fi Connection, Gift Shop, Lobby bar, Parking, Indoor parking, Valet parking, Wi Fi, Restaurant, Children programs, Accessible facilities, Room service, Security, 220 AC, Pets allowed, Private dining for groups
Room facilities: Data port, Fax machine, Games console, Internet Access
Accepted credit cards: American Express, Diners Club International, EC, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
Hotel policies: Pets welcome, Smoking not permitted
Childrens amenities: Childrens play area
Business amenities: Meeting Rooms, Overhead projector, translation services, Computer rental, Copier, Audio visual equipment, Business center, Cellular phone rental, Meeting facilities, Secretarial services