Save 10% on Hotels This Weekend Via New TravelPony Site

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One of the hotel discount sites I have personally like the best over the last year or two has been TravelPony.  No site always has the lowest price for every hotel, but this site consistently had some pretty low prices, and you were able to utilize (and sometimes stack) new customer bonuses, referral bonuses, and additional percent off discount codes to come up with some solid hotel deals.

Travel PonyWe have used them without incident a number of times to stay at hotels like the Fairmont Vancouver Airport, The Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston, Omni Corpus Christi, a Holiday Inn Express, etc.  In other words, there are a variety of properties available all along the spectrum that pop up on TravelPony.

Recently I was again pricing an upcoming hotel stay on TravelPony and noticed that the site looked totally different than it had before.  Here is a summary of the changes in TravelPony’s own words from their site:

  • We’ve grown our offering of 20,000 hotels to over 200,000 – which is pretty much every hotel in the world today.
  • Second, our members will be able to compare prices and book hotels all of the top travel sites. We don’t care where the best deal is – we just want to find every type of deal conceivable so our members can save the most money possible.
  • Last, but not least, we want to make sure that we reveal the best possible deal on a hotel room for our members.  PriceReview will do for hotel deals what TripAdvisor did for assessing hotel quality.  If there is a coupon that provides a better deal on a hotel…a special advance purchase rate…a mobile same-day price…or even a deal a member found through calling the hotel directly…our members will find it.

After playing around with the site some, there is no doubt that many more hotel results are displayed, and TravelPony does indeed display not only their prices, but also the prices that many other sites are offering.  Sometimes TravelPony has the lowest price, and sometimes it doesn’t.  In fact, some hotels displayed don’t even have a TravelPony price – instead they are only bookable by clicking on the link that takes you to one of the other hotel booking sites.

new travelpony site

To celebrate the grand re-opening of the new TravelPony site, for the rest of today you can save 10% on a hotel booking made via TravelPony (not one of the other hotel affiliate websites) using the code GRAND10.  As you can see via this mock reservation below, this code stacks with some other discount codes as well.

TravelPony Example

If you are new to TravelPony you can save $35 off a $200 reservation, those who refer others also earn a $25 travel credit to use toward a future reservation.  While your $25 referral credits can be used with discount codes such as GRAND10 I don’t believe the new customer bonus stacks (though someone please correct me if I’m wrong).

Overall I mostly like the site re-design, though it is harder to find a specific hotel that I might be looking for than it was before, and oftentimes I like to stack TravelPony discounts on top of the prices displayed so I can’t imagine I will regularly be selecting the other hotel booking site options unless the price is significantly lower.

What do you think of the new TravelPony?

 

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Comments

  1. This website has extremely limited availability. They just send you to other websites. When I searched in Spain, nothing came up. When I searched Asheville, NC, nothing came up. Also, you need to specify that you are getting referral money from them!!

    • Yeah their own availability seems pretty unchanged from before – just showing more from partners. In terms of referrals I do talk about how that works as well as have a disclaimer default on every post, but in case there are any questions, yes my referral link is in the post. Doesn’t pay me real money, but does give me travel pony credit.

  2. I decided to check it out for my end of the year trip to New Orleans, which I booked 4 nights with 88K Carlson points and a paid night in the middle that cost about $300. surprisingly TravelPony has the first nights at Hyatt French Quarter for $327 total after two stackable discounts! I was nervous booking this, but few hours after booking I even got a Hyatt confirmation number which allowed me to pull the reservation on Hyatt’s website!! This is incredible! Now I saved 44k Carlson points which I booked two nights at Austin next President’s day weekend where rates are over $350 a night! TravelPony really impressed me on my first booking!

  3. i booked 4 nights in vegas today on travelpony. about 7 hours after my confirmation email, i got another saying there were technical difficulties and they cancelled my room! this site seems like a scam to me.

    • Doug, did you book one of those mis-priced suites I read about elsewhere? If so, I think they were having issues. I’ve had many bookings here without incident, but I did read about pricing anomalies with this site today (after I wrote this post).

  4. How does Travel Pony work with both hotel elite benefits as well as earning points and nights for status? I’m leery of booking anywhere besides a hotel chain’s website for those reasons. Or is the cost so much lower, it’s worth giving up those things? Thanks!!

    • Denise, varies a bit chain to chain. Most don’t award points/nights for reservations booked via third parties (though Fairmont did). Some do still recognize status on third party stays.

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