I call the Hilton Getaways 72-hour flash sale launched today for U.S. hotels a real deal since the discount is 15% off the Best Flexible Rate and offers flexible cancellation too. Hilton sales generally require nonrefundable prepayment for hotel stays.
The limitations of this Hilton flash sale are its limited dates for discount hotel stays. The sale only applies to hotel stays August 10-12 (Monday- Wednesday – need a hotel tonight?), August 20-23 (Thursday-Sunday) and August 27-30 (Thursday-Sunday).
This is not a remarkable hotel rate discount sale by any means.
This is a real deal sale for Hilton HHonors loyalists who can book a discount room for slightly less than Advance Purchase nonrefundable rates at most hotels during these August dates.
This 15% Flash Sale discount rate is lower than AAA rates for hotels I checked. The real benefit of this Flash Sale is the benefit of day before arrival flexible cancellation on a room reservation that is priced lower than you would probably otherwise find through Hilton channels.
Hilton Garden Inn Denver/Cherry Creek
1 King Bed August 21, 2015
- $118 Flash Sale 72-hour rate (day before arrival cancellation with no penalty)
- $125 Advance Purchase nonrefundable
- $139 Best Flexible Rate (day before arrival cancellation )
Hilton Boston Downtown Faneuil Hall
Deluxe 1 King Oversized Room August 20, 2015
- $296 Flash Sale 72-hour rate (day before arrival cancellation with no penalty)
- $332 AAA rate (day before arrival cancellation)
- $349 Best Flexible Rate (day before arrival cancellation)