Web Scraping Hotel Prices for Fun and Savings


During the process of planning a vacation, I came across a nice hotel I wanted to stay at. When looking at some possible dates, I noticed the nightly rate would fluctuate dramatically. This made me question if I was going to wind up paying way more just because I wanted to stay at the hotel on a certain day.

Then I considered the alternative - maybe I could scrape the prices every day to find the cheapest nightly rate. Sounded like a job for Python, BeautifulSoup, and some whiskey.

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