Every traveler wants to get a good deal. Vagabond Inn wants to make sure guests understand how to use direct booking to get the best deal. Third-party sites—middlemen—claim to be travelers' best options. A lot of the time, though, they conceal the advantages of cutting out middlemen and booking directly with hotels. Read on to learn why the happiest travelers take the "Direct Route." ----- It Leads To Direct Savings Get what's yours. Travelers like a loyalty program that works. Middlemen have complicated rewards points systems that use blackout dates, confusing rules, and expiring benefits. They prevent travelers from redeeming the rewards they're earned. Hotels' individual loyalty programs, on the other hand, tend to have no blackout dates, or far fewer than middlemen have. Guests who book directly with their hotels don't have to deal with conflicts between hotel policies and middleman policies. They also don't have to deal with arbitrary expiration dates set by middlemen. ----- It Leads To Direct Service Make yourself a top priority. Middlemen make it difficult to change your reservation, ask questions, and address complaints. Travelers want things their own way—and middlemen can interfere with that. Cutting out the middlemen and booking directly with hotels means guests can talk directly with hotels, always. Their needs can't get sent from middlemen to hotels and back again. When guests book directly with their hotels, they hold their hotels accountable for providing a smooth stay. ----- It Leads To Direct Satisfaction It's that simple. Adding service to savings results in satisfaction, every time. It's best to book your stay directly with your hotel—including your next Vagabond Inn stay. Our 10th Night Free loyalty program gives our guests their 10th night free. After staying any 9 nights at any location, you can redeem a 10th for free. Simple, right? And when you book directly with us, you're in charge. You can speak directly with us. To take a tour through the benefits of booking directly with hotels, click here.