Feb 9, 2019 - 5:27 PM
I know these forums are largely Train itinerary focused. But last year, before discovering this forum, I took a ten day driving excursion from Lugano to the St. Moritz region and back solo. Driving through the Alps took some getting use to, but after a few days I was smitten, and am returning for a two week driving excursion in the second half of June, this time in and out of Zurich (coming from NYC). I know this is mostly between season and that a few hotels don't even open for the summer season until late June, first of July. Because of wide availability of choices in this period, my itinerary is completely open to hopefully accommodate the best weather by region. I probably will book something a couple of days before arriving based on 3 or 4 day weather forecasts. But other than that, I am almost entirely open. It is incredible how many regions in the Swiss Alps are drivable from Zurich in 2.5 hours or less.
My question is do any of you have tips for finding good deals at the last minute by hotels trying to maximize occupancy. I'm mostly interested in the nicest lodging with balconies and views. I know about sites like Booking.com, TripAdvisor. and the hotel's website. Are there any other tips you might be aware of to add to my last minute searches?