Nova/DC Hotels - Thursday nights

Discussion created by vaboywnder on Aug 28, 2012
Latest reply on Aug 29, 2012 by tef6178

I've noticed this particularly in the Northern Virginia/DC region and I'm sure its true of some other markets.  Hotels in this area are usually $200 - $300 a night during the work week but on the weekends the rates drop to around $70-80 a night.  If you book a room for Thursday night only in this area your rate will be in the $200 -$300 range.  However if you book both Thursday and Friday night your room rate drops to the weekend rate for both nights making your total for two nights much cheaper than the Thursday only rate.   Even if you had to depart on Thursday it would makes sense to book both nights and not check out when you leave on Thursday.  I personally haven't had a need to try this trick but wondered if any other Insiders have tried this or given thought to the idea