Whether you’re planning the vacation of a lifetime or you’re taking a quick trip, the cost of hotel rooms, airfare, and everything else can very easily add up to an amount heavy enough to deflate your excitement, or in worse cases, your plans. Use our money-saving tips to cut costs when booking hotels!

Use Booking Websites

There are tons of booking websites that provide you with a whole list of discounted rates for booking cheap hotel rooms in the area you’ll be staying at. Set aside some time to surf a few of these websites to compare listings and find the best deal! Here are a few to get you started:


Don’t be afraid to call your hotel of choice and simply ask for a better deal! If you’re trying to reserve a room during a slow season or on a weekday, the hotel staff is likely to work with you. You can even ask for a better deal on discounted rates you find through booking websites.

Check Out Groupon

If you haven’t already discovered Groupon, prepare to fall in love. This website is a phenomenal resource for saving money on all aspects of your trip, from discounted luggage to booking cheap hotel rooms, and every stop in between.

Sign up for a free account, find cut rates for hotels in your vacation spot, and purchase the deal online! The nice thing about finding deals through Groupon is that you have access to a description of the hotel, the hotel’s amenities, and policies, and customer reviews left by those who purchased the same Groupon deal.

We hope you find these tips helpful for saving money when booking hotels! If all else fails, try Airbnb for a less expensive alternative. People from all over the world have opened their homes to seasoned travelers who are looking for a place to stay. You simply find a location available, reserve the place online, and bam! You’ve got a front row seat to a true, authentic experience of what it’s like to be a local in the area.