The Usual Suspects
There are lots of ways to get deals on all your travel, whether you’re on business, or… hopefully… vacation! But today I want to focus purely on hotels. There are all the usual suspects… Expedia, Kayak, Orbitz, Priceline, Travelocity, Hotels.com… but let’s look at a few you may not have used.
Room 77 is similar to the some of the ones I just mentioned – they search and compare hotel prices from booking sites to give you the best deals. But they’ve added a couple interesting extra features. You can access Room 77 on their website or iOS and Android apps.
The Suitest will help you cut through the deals on higher-end hotels to figure out if what you’re looking at really is a good deal or just looks like it. See what the hotel usually charges for that room, and what the Fair Value price is – what it SHOULD cost.
When you’re okay flying by the seat of your pants, or you just had a last minute change of plans, Hotel Tonight is awesome. You can get discounts up to 70% because hotels would rather book a room at a deeply discounted rate than have rooms sitting empty overnight. This is only an app on iOS and Android – no website service.
If you’re in Europe, you also have another last minute deals option called Blink Hotels. Like Hotel Tonight, they only have apps available – no service on the website, but you can get it on Android or iOS.