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What’s the Best Western Corporate Rate Code List?
Best Western is one of many big travel brands that negotiates a discount for a corporation’s employees. If a company has a large footprint in the hotel area then the discount is likely to be bigger and the reverse is also true. If you’re a corporate traveler, you can frequently benefit from cheaper stays at Best Western properties by booking your stay in advance online using a particular code. These rates are generally stated as strictly only for corporate use by employees, who may well need relevant ID when checking in.
We recently published a list of Best Western corporate codes and compared those rates with booking on Best Western without a corporate code. Some codes only work with certain properties and on particular dates, so we wanted to try another test booking to see what kind of discount you can get elsewhere.
How do I use the Best Western Corporate Rate Code List?
You can easily add the code to your online reservation from the homepage. Just click on the box that says ‘Rates’, select ‘Corporate’ and then enter your code in the box:
For our tests, we chose one night at Country Suites Indianapolis on February 15th, 2017, which comes out at $79 plus taxes and fees for the Flexible Rate. For some reason the site wouldn’t show the Best Western Rewards member rate for any bookings even when logged in, but at a regular 10% off, this would be $71.10 before taxes and fees:
Testing the Best Western Corporate Rate Code List…
Most of the codes we tried for our test booking worked to give us one single discount of 10% off the member rate:
- 00322510 General Electric (shows as ‘Secondary Preferred’ rate) $63.99 – save 10% ($7.11)
- 01399660 Touchstone Energy (shows as ‘BBW Preferred’ rate) $63.99 – save 10% ($7.11)
- 01402610 Joe’s House (shows as ‘BBW Preferred’ rate) $63.99 – save 10% ($7.11)
- 01353080 FedEx (shows as ‘BBW Preferred’ rate) $63.99 – save 10% ($7.11)
- 00101841 Ford (shows as ‘BBW Preferred’ rate) $63.99 – save 10% ($7.11)
- 01388930 California Institute of Technology (shows as ‘BBW Preferred’ rate) $63.99 – save 10% ($7.11)
One corporate code came out at the same price as the member rate:
- 01476170 Best Business Worldwide (shows as ‘BBW Preferred’ rate) $71.10
The corporate rate was not available for our test booking with these codes:
- 01494790 (unknown company)
- 01418260 Nurses
- 01260440 Metropolitan Community Churches
- 334930 University of Missouri
- 01119970 University of Pittsburgh
What else do I need to know about the Best Western Corporate Rate Code List?
Interestingly, the results with this test were pretty much the same as last time. The only discount we found was with the same corporate codes as last time, which was exactly 10% off the member rate. One code gave us the same rate as members get, just like last time, and the same other codes didn’t work at all.
It’s always useful to compare the corporate rate you’re using with other rates on the Best Western website, so you can see exactly how much of a discount you’re getting and don’t assume that a corporate code is defunct if it doesn’t work for your booking; with this hotel brand it depends on several factors, so your YMMV depending on the property, dates and availability. If your travel plans are flexible, try another search with your company’s corporate code.
Keep in mind that Best Western can be vigilant about codes being abused, so if you try to check in without proof that you are entitled to use a corporate code, you could lose your place to stay or end up having to pay the rack rate instead!
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About the author: Torsten is a serial entrepreneur who started almost a dozen ventures on four continents. Torsten's love for travel has brought him to 130+ countries and travel with most of the world's airlines. You can reach Torsten at [email protected]
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