Hotel rates are going up just about everywhere, but that doesn't mean there aren't bargains to be had. If you're staying at a popular tourist location, one cost saving option is to book your lodging in the next nearest town. If the distance isn't too great, you may save more by spending some additional money on gasoline (or other transportation) in order to pay a lot less for your hotel. This isn't always feasible, but it may be worth some additional research. If you're on a family vacation, consider booking a suite instead of a couple of rooms. Suites are typically less expensive than multiple bookings, and they can be more convenient when you're trying to keep track of everyone.