Save money: consider alternative lodging
You often can save money or get larger quarters for the same price as a hotel by staying at alternative properties like condos, apartments, urban B&Bs, and other non-hotel lodgings. You’ll save even more if your accommodations come with a kitchen, which will help keep your meal costs down. Alternative lodgings like these are more popular overseas than in the States, so try booking through an international website like London-based apartmentservice.com or German-based hotel.info. City tourist offices throughout Europe are also good sources.