As you may know, you can access VIP benefits at thousands of luxury hotels worldwide through my affiliation with Virtuoso.

You can get rates for and book many of these hotels online, 24 hours a day. That way, you don’t need to wait for us to provide rates for you.

Virtuoso can be a little tricky, however, because some hotel booking pages do not have mobile versions. It’s not ideal, I know. If you’re using a laptop or desktop, you’ll never notice this.

However, if you’re using a mobile device, you may need to follow the steps below.

The bottom line: If you’re using a desktop computer, the process is easy. If you’re on a mobile device, that’s when you’ll follow the steps below.

Some hotels, like Four Seasons, cannot be booked online through Virtuoso. We’ll provide these rates for you manually.

Steps for Using on a Mobile Device

First Steps On Any Device

  1. Search for your preferred Virtuoso hotel.
  2. Select your hotel and navigate to its Virtuoso page.
  3. On desktop computers, you will likely see a booking widget that allows you to enter check-in and check-out dates.
A screenshot of the Virtuoso date widget.
The booking widget with check-in and check-out dates

Sometimes, your hotel page may have a red button that says “Check Rates and Availability.” You’ll click the red button to get to the booking widget in the above screenshot.

You may need to click on the “Check Rates and Availability” red button to get to the booking widget in the screenshot above this one.

If you cannot see a booking widget, you’re probably on a mobile device. Go to #4 below — otherwise, if you see a booking widget, skip to step #7.

Next Steps on Mobile Devices to get to the booking widget

If you’re on a mobile device and do not see a calendar widget that allows you to put in dates and book, follow these steps to activate the desktop version of

4. Scroll down to the navy blue section at the bottom of the Virtuoso hotel page.
5. Click the link that says “Full Site.”
6. If your hotel offers online booking, you’ll now see a booking widget. Now, you’ll be able to enter your dates.

This is where you activate the Full Site on a mobile device after scrolling to the bottom of a hotel page.


Final Steps on Any Device

7. Search using the number of adults traveling to be sure to get the correct price. I’ll add on any kids after you book.
8. Choose a room and click the red “Book” button.
9. You’ll be prompted to log in or create a new Virtuoso account. You will see the lowest rates after logging in.
10. Book your hotel! We’ll be notified and will follow up with you.

When you book through Virtuoso, benefits like these are free!

Katie Dillon is the managing editor of La Jolla Mom. She helps readers plan San Diego vacations through her hotel expertise (that stems from living in a Four Seasons hotel) and local connections. Readers have access to exclusive discounts on theme park tickets (like Disneyland and San Diego Zoo) and perks at luxury hotels worldwide through her. She also shares insider tips for visiting major cities worldwide, like Hong Kong, London, Paris, and Shanghai, that her family has either lived in or visits regularly (or both).

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