Last Minute Hotel Deals
When you think of last-minute hotel deals, you might picture impetuous travelers on a budget. But as the market for last-minute booking apps and websites grows, upscale hotels often find themselves offering 11th-hour discounts. During recent searches, for example, I found rooms at the Four Seasons Miami for $157 (compared to $259 on the hotel’s site) and a lovely boutique hotel in Kennebunkport, Maine called The White Barn Inn & Spa for $300 (down from $630). Find out: This link
Last-minute hotel deals often appear because of late cancellations, but they can also be a way for savvy travelers to lock down accommodation on a business trip before rates spike. And if you’re managing travel for your team, having the right tools to empower travelers to book their own trips can save time on the back end by reducing the number of requests for credit card authorization forms and other paperwork.
Last-Minute Hotel Deals for Budget Travelers
Many of these apps and sites hide taxes and fees from you, so make sure to keep an eye out for them when comparing prices. For example, Hotel Tonight lists a price for a room on its home page, but you’ll have to tap through to see the nightly rate with taxes and fees.
If you’re looking for a last-minute deal in New York, for example, Hotwire is dedicated to getting you top hotels by Central Park. You’ll plug in your general preferences, such as amenities and location, and then let them choose the hotel for you.