Luxury Link vs. TravelZoo - a case study
I recently received an e-mail from TravelZoo with their top twenty deals of the week. One of the deals was for the Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes, CA. I've looked at and been interested in buying the Terranea package on Luxury Link, so I thought that I would do a comparison between the deals offered from the two companies. The TravelZoo deal was per night, so I multiplied the cost by four to make the stay the same length as the Luxury Link deal. The Luxury Link price assumes that the package was purchased for the lowest auction price.
$848.68 for four nights in a resort view room. This includes taxes and resort fees.
$1,176 for four nights in an ocean view room. This includes taxes and resort fees. The ocean view room costs $30 more per night than the resort view room, for a total of $120 for the four nights.
Breakfast for two each morning (around $40 per day or $160 for four days).
Valet parking with in and out privileges ($30 per day or $120 for four days).
$150 spa credits per person ($300 total)
The difference between the two packages is $327.32. For $327.32, you get the upgrade to the nicer room ($30 per night or $120 total for the four nights), breakfast for two each morning (let's say $40 per day per couple or a total of $160), and in and out valet parking privileges ($30 per day or a total of $120). That adds up to $400, so you're spending more but you're getting a nicer room and some great amenities. I probably wouldn't consider the Luxury Link deal to be that much better, but when you include the $300 in spa credits that the package offers, that definitely tips the scale in favor of Luxury Link.
The Luxury Link deal slam dunks the TravelZoo deal!
very interesting comparison
Originally Posted by thepiranha
this is a very interesting comparison. i should check my email from travelzoo more. i'm actually a big fan of travel zoo myself though i've heard their deals are not as great as they used to be.
great deal, great value but...
on this deal comparing Terranea resort on LL vs. travel zoo, i wonder if 4 nights is too many. the deal itself represents great value but do guests need or want 4 nights versus 2 or 3?