Is there really anything better than going on vacation and staying in a beautiful hotel where your room is cleaned for you, your bed made, and everything you could possibly want or need gets delivered right to your bedroom door? How about finding that perfect hotel room at a deal that’s just too good to be true? You know, the kind of hotel you can brag to all your friends about while showing them your vacay pics on Insta. Finding sweet hotel deals is the icing on the cake of any vacation, and with plenty of websites out there featuring budget-savvy stays, they’re becoming easier and cheaper to find than ever. We’ve narrowed the list down to five of the best last-minute websites for jaw-dropping hotel deals — just try to keep them to yourself.
With hotel discounts in over 150 countries, you might find yourself planning more than one-weekend getaway through Bedfinder. The website’s homepage features some of the best steals in cities around the world, with prices as cheap as $3 a night in some locations. Their destination search tool lets you look at thousands of their hotels in locations around the world on an interactive map, showing you the best prices in any region that you choose, including deals on all-inclusive stays. Plus, you can save even more when you book your flight with the hotel right through Bedfinder, killing two birds with one stone all in one place. Vacation, booked.
Want to take a spontaneous trip? CancelOn is a great place to start. Through this hotel resale site, you can book the hotel rooms of travelers who no longer can make their stay — often with up to a 40% discount. This website is great for last-minute deals for those I-desperately-need-a-vacation moments and impromptu weekend getaways. Plus, next time you book a nonrefundable hotel and can’t make the stay, you'll be able to sell the booking to another budget-savvy traveler instead of simply letting it go to waste.
Deciding which top travel website will have the best hotel savings can be not only overwhelming but time-consuming too. Hotels Combined makes it easy to compare the discounts of all the big-name booking platforms such as Hotels.com, Expedia, and Booking.com in one easy place. Plus, sign up for their newsletter and you’ll receive the best possible hotel deals happening all over the world by joining their members-only benefits program.
According to a travel industry report by Sojern, 50% of hotels today are booked within three days of the stay. With impromptu vacations becoming more and more popular, startups like Hotel Tonight are taking advantage of all the last-minute deals properties offer, putting them all in one user-friendly place for travelers to browse. And because so many vacations are being booked last-minute, Hotel Tonight decided to make their travel platform an easy-to-use mobile app for travelers to effortlessly search while on the go. Plus, by working with a network of hospitality brands, Hotel Tonight offers up rooms at an average of 17% cheaper than some of the big-name booking sites.
Prefer a quaint B&B to the classic hotel experience? Travelzoo finds deals on everything from vacation rentals to all-inclusive resorts to getaway retreats, allowing you to search for the stay that best suits your needs. You can even bundle nearby attractions, tours, and things to do with your hotel stay for even better savings. To sweeten the deal, sign up for their newsletter and become a Travelzoo member, then refer two of your friends to do the same — you’ll be added to an exclusive VIP list that lets you see the best promotions and discounts first, making sure you have the chance to book your dream stay at a dreamier price before that deal gets sold out.