Are hotel packages a good deal?
“Almost all of these packages offer some savings, but you’ll have to do the legwork to find out how much,” says T+L contributing editor Andrea Bennett. “You might find that the price of the package is actually more than the sum of its parts.” Your best bet is to compare the package price with its à la carte cost by calling the hotel. Be wary of amenities that you might get anyway—such as the promise of free valet parking in a hotel that already has it—and remember to ask whether the property places any restrictions on activity credits. You’re guaranteed to be disappointed if you have to order from a “special” (read: limited) menu if your package includes a dining credit.