How Do I Find The Best Cheap Hotel Deals
For some travelers, price is a major determining factor in deciding whether they can vacation or not. Like airplane seats, it can be frustrating to learn that someone has paid hundreds of dollars less for the exact same room you just booked. If a room is “just a place to rest your head” after a busy day exploring, then why spend $250/night? Instead consider our 5 ways to score a cheap hotel deal.
5 Ways to Score the Best Cheap Hotel Deals
1) Book travel during the cheapest weeks to get a cheap hotel deal.
According to USA Today, the best time to visit New York City is January, February, the Fourth of July, or the week before Christmas when you can find rates as low as $93/night, compared to the peak price of $250 during the first week of December. For Las Vegas, the best time to go is mid-May to mid-August, when the weather is warm. You can find a stay for as low as $55/night – which is much better than the $152/night you would pay for New Year’s Eve! You can find more cheap hotel deals for New York City here.
2) Consider visiting cities that have seen huge price drops.
Las Vegas has seen a 16 percent drop in price from a year ago, with $114 for the average 5-star room. Other destinations offering cheap hotels, according to Hotwire, include: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (-9% to $107/night); Boston, Massachusetts (-7% to $95/night); Daytona Beach, Florida (-7% to $76/night); and Nashville, Tennessee (-5% to $86/night).
3) Search for high-quality budget chains.
Consumer Reports recently ranked the best hotel chains based on feedback from their subscribers. In the budget category, Microtel, Red Roof Inn, and Super 8 came in with top honors. Other cheap hotels mentioned include: Day’s Inn, Motel 6, Econolodge, and America’s Best Value Inn (in that order). These accommodations had the comfiest rooms and best check-out service, in particular.
4) Affiliation matters when it comes to finding a Cheap Hotel Deal.
Seniors, military members, government employees and AAA members can receive up to 10 percent off their stays. Keep in mind, most rewards programs are free to join and offer up worthwhile discounts, so it’s good to sign up for them when you can. You may be entitled to free nights or room upgrades.
5) Use online travel booking sites.
The best offers for cheap hotels are consistently found online. Unlike the opaque booking deals at Hotwire, which don’t tell you which hotel you’ll be staying at until after you’ve booked it, Cheap-Hotel-Deals.com is a fully transparent site that gives you all the information (inlcuding the most important - the name of the hotel) that you need to make an informed decision.
Cheap Hotel Deals™ Online Since 2002
Benefits of Booking at Cheap Hotel Deals
Hotel and Travel News
10 of the best hostels in rural ScotlandWednesday the 5th, 2019
Rucksack at the ready ... these budget stays range from a historic crofters’ village to a purpose-built bunkhouse, all in spectacular settings One of the new breed of boutique hostels, the Cowshed on the north-west coast of Skye looks out over the bay to the ferry terminal in Uig and offers...
Namaste, dudes: yoga and surfing in the Algarve, PortugalTuesday the 4th, 2019
A surf and yoga outfit based in south Asia has opened a branch in the Algarve, handy for golden beaches on two distinct coastlines and refuelling on custard tartsThe early morning sun is spilling through the trees, bathing the orange grove in golden tones. The scent of the blossom lingers in the...
A local’s guide to Prague: 10 top tipsMonday the 3rd, 2019
Nearly 30 years on from the Velvet Revolution, the Czech capital is still evolving, epitomised by its new cultural attractions and diverse food and drinkPrague’s foodie scene is diversifying, with delicious Georgian cooking, which has a rising but still bafflingly low global profile, gaining...
Britain’s best walk? The Cleveland Way has to be a contenderMonday the 3rd, 2019
There are hundreds of real beauties but Kevin Rushby has a soft spot for the ‘sustained glory’ of this North York Moors classic, celebrating its 50th anniversary this yearWhat is the most spectacular walk in Britain? The ridges of Helvellyn, Snowdon or the Cuillins? Perhaps parts of the South...
10 of the best family-friendly hotels and villas in GreeceSunday the 2nd, 2019
From the peaks of the Peloponnese to Greek island beaches, all these places to stay have lots of character plus fun, child-friendly featuresIt’s rare to find a hotel that appeals to children of all ages. Verina Suites does so brilliantly, and has plenty of perks for adults too. Staff in white...
Ready to roll: a family campervan holiday through PortugalSunday the 2nd, 2019
Wild swimming and outdoor living offer a sense of freedom on a trip from Porto to Vila Praia de ÂncoraIs camping the best kind of family holiday? I know plenty of parents who think so. It’s something to do not just with the immersion in nature and fresh air but the sheer amount of day-to-day...
Top 10 budget beach hotels and B&Bs on Mexico’s Pacific coastWednesday the 18th, 2015
Enjoy ocean views from rooftop bars or just step out and get the sand between your toes. From Mazatlán to Pochutla, here are 10 charming beachside escapesMexico’s Pacific coast, more than 1,000 miles of it, is renowned for its beaches, as well as the resorts which have attracted Hollywood...
Top 10 budget beach hotels, guesthouses and hostels on the Yucatán peninsula, MexicoMonday the 16th, 2015
Well-known and deservedly popular for its jungle, coast and ancient ruins, the Yucatán peninsula can be a pricey place to stay – unless you pick one of these brilliant budget hotels and hostelsOn the surface, this mid-size hotel in Cancún’s hotel zone is pretty unremarkable. The...
Top 10 budget beach B&Bs in the SeychellesMonday the 26th, 2015
The Seychelles islands of Mahé, Praslin and La Digue may be known for their luxury resorts but there is also a great selection of family-run, more affordable guesthouses just as close to the archipelago’s famous, world-class beachesFor a room with a five-star view, Colibri is hard to beat....
Top 10 budget beach guesthouses and B&Bs in South Africa's Western CapeSunday the 4th, 2015
From Cape Town and its peninsula to the Garden Route and the West Coast, the Western Cape is a dazzling part of South Africa, and its beachside accommodation doesn’t have to break the bankTop 10 budget beach stays in Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal Continue reading...
Tarifa holiday guide: the best activities, bars, restaurants and hotelsSaturday the 1st, 2019
This beach town in the far south of Spain, only a windsurf away from Africa, mixes a surfer vibe with excellent nightlifeIt’s the most southerly town in mainland Europe, only 14km from Africa across the Strait of Gibraltar. It’s a 1,000-year-old walled labyrinth with a youthful party scene...
Alternative city breaks: Genoa – restaurants, nightlife and shoppingThursday the 30th, 2019
Mixing high art with the down-to-earth feel of an ancient port, Genoa is a treasure trove of fine foods and unpretentious barsTourists tend to overlook the capital of the Liguria region in favour of Turin, Milan or Bologna when it comes to city breaks in northern Italy, just using its airport to...
The best towns and small cities in the US: Ithaca, New York stateTuesday the 20th, 2018
This progressive lakeside town has gone its own way since the hippy years: we showcase its best bars, live music venues and restaurantsIn this series: Eugene, Oregon | Chapel Hill, North Carolina | Portland, Maine | Ventura, California | Missoula, MontanaWhen 24-year-old Svante Myrick was elected...
Athens city guide: what to see plus the best bars, hotels and restaurantsMonday the 27th, 2018
Tour classical sites with locals and discover the guesthouses, restaurants and bars being opened by young entrepreneurs in a city buzzing with creativity The revival of Europe’s classical capital has attracted plenty of artists, curators and digital nomads. But it’s entrepreneurial young...
Cantal, France, holiday guide: what to see plus the best restaurants and hotelsSaturday the 14th, 2018
In central France, the Auvergne’s volcanic landscape offers year-round activity holidays, with peaks to climb, lakes to swim, restored farms to stay in and great value mountain cuisineThe Cantal is the rural heartland of France’s wild Auvergne region, right in the centre of the country and...
Holiday guide to Basilicata, Italy: what to see plus the best restaurants and hotelsSaturday the 19th, 2018
‘Tourist hordes’ is not a phrase you’re likely to hear in Basilicata but given its rich cuisine, stunning national parks, ancient towns and great beaches, it’s hard to fathom why this seductive region remains so quietImagine a region that has miles of white sand beaches on one coast,...
Holiday guide to the Llŷn peninsula, north WalesFriday the 27th, 2018
A haven for surfers and adventurers, ‘a timeless island feel pervades this often-overlooked peninsula’. Writers of the new Wild Guide Wales select the best coves and beaches, places to eat and seasonal campsitesWith tiny lanes lined with wildflowers leading to empty coves and rugged cliffs,...
Wide-eyed adventure: Exploring Costa Rica – in picturesFriday the 3rd, 2019
Eric Etchart’s trip to Costa Rica with Exodus Travels was a prize for winning our travel photography competition. His images document an eye-opening journey Continue reading...
City break in Turku – where the Finnish startedSaturday the 1st, 2019
Finland’s oldest city and former capital is well worth a visit, with buzzing bars, restaurants and museums, plus 20,000 islets to exploreQuiz question: which is the oldest city in Finland and became the capital in 1809? No, not Helsinki – Turku. This south-western city, little-known to UK...
Highland spring: escaping to an art hotel in the CairngormsSunday the 26th, 2019
Taxidermy, tartan walls and modern art give the revamped Fife Arms hotel, in Aberdeenshire, a shot of wild dramaOne of the books artfully piled up on the coffee table in the German Emperor, our Victoriana-themed bedroom in the Fife Arms hotel in Braemar, Aberdeenshire, was a copy of Nan...
10 of the best UK B&Bs for vegetarians and vegansMonday the 13th, 2019
Not a sausage in sight – well, only veggie ones – at the B&Bs we’ve selected to celebrate the start of National Vegetarian WeekA gothic house built in 1859 and set in 80 acre grounds, this Lake District guesthouse has 18 rooms, with views over the Vale of Esthwaite, Windermere and the...
Travelodge seeks 3,000 students as it faces Brexit staff shortageTuesday the 7th, 2019
Budget hotel chain offers flexible working hours to fit in with university studyTravelodge is aiming to recruit 3,000 students this summer with contracts that allow them to fit work around their studies, as the hospitality industry faces a Brexit-fuelled labour shortage.The budget hotel chain...
Take the kids on … a Treasure Trails self-guided walk: reviewFriday the 31st, 2019
Get quizzical and physical on a treasure hunt around a corner of Britain you didn’t know – there are more than 1,000 fun walks to choose fromEvery parent who has tried to cajole children into going on a “nice walk” knows this is about the lamest thing you could ask them to do. Walking is...
Visit Jersey Zoo – and stay the nightFriday the 31st, 2019
It’s easy to sell glamping with animals to the kids but a more sceptical dad is also won over – particularly by the ‘deep connection’ with other speciesAs the sun sets, a perplexing array of sounds waft over the gently sloping meadow of our campsite. As well as the chaffinch’s call,...
10 of the best UK and European theme parks: readers’ tipsThursday the 30th, 2019
From Moomins in Finland to zooming down slides in the Pyrenees, our readers pick thrilling parks across EuropeThis mountain park is home to Tobotronc, a really exhilarating 5km toboggan run – the world’s longest alpine slide – which runs through evergreen forest. There’s also a large...
Take the kids to … Millennium Gallery, SheffieldWednesday the 29th, 2019
This free art gallery and museum celebrates Sheffield steel along with big-name artists, including the work – and cats – of John RuskinThe 2001 opening of this art and design museum in the centre of Sheffield was the first big project for independent charity Museums Sheffield. Big-name...
Take the kids to … We The Curious, Bristol – reviewMonday the 27th, 2019
Kids’ science questions are answered in fun, interactive ways at an attraction where brains light up, ice forms and the planetarium is a stellar treatFormerly known as At-Bristol, this harbourside science museum relaunched in 2017 as We The Curious to better reflect its mission to get kids to...
Action stations: a family activity break in the French PyreneesSunday the 26th, 2019
Tree climbing, ziplining, rafting and hiking, plus many more activities from a flexible menu, make a fun-packed family holidayOur night at the Vénasque mountain refuge, close to the Spanish border high in the French Pyrenees, was going better than we could have hoped. After a sweaty, three-hour...
Great places to see wildlife in the UK: readers’ travel tipsThursday the 23rd, 2019
Wildlife can thrive in city centres, as well as in reserves, wild moors and remote islands; you just need to know what to look out for, say our tipstersCuckoos, kingfishers, water voles, marsh harriers, seals and fantastic views from the coffee shop: inside the M25! Take a bow, Rainham RSPB...
Send us a tip on a theme park in Europe for the chance to win a £200 hotel voucherThursday the 23rd, 2019
Tell us about favourite family days out in Europe (including the UK) at parks that appeal across the generationsGreat rides, a lovely setting, imaginative play areas, friendly staff … there are lots of ingredients that go into making a really good theme park. Whether it was high-tech or...
Send us a tip on a scenic cycling route in Europe for a chance to win a £200 hotel voucherTuesday the 21st, 2019
From lung-busting alpine ascents to a family pootles along the river, we want to hear about your favourite picturesque cycling route on the continentWhether you cycled off-road or on, wore full Lycra or had the kids in tow, we want to hear about great scenic cycling routes in Europe (sorry, not...
10 of the world’s best city views: readers’ travel tipsThursday the 16th, 2019
These stunning viewpoints put the fun into funiculars and the drama into panorama – and many have art, bars and cafes to enjoy, tooNahargarh Fort sprawls around a rocky outcrop above the Pink City of Jaipur in Rajasthan province. Take a rickshaw up the hairpin road or go in the evening and...
Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas Features Underwater WeddingsMonday the 13th, 2019
Make a statement with an underwater wedding. Your altar is a coral bed, your rings presented in a white shell. Exchange vows with a dive-certified minister your witness, each moment captured by a underwater photographer.
Business Travel Surges in MallorcaTuesday the 12th, 2019
Palma Convention Centre managed by Meliá Hotels International presented its Activity Report for 2018 today, its first full year of operation after opening in April 2017. Over the year , the Convention Centre and Meliá Palma Bay Hotel hosted 226 events with 76,678 attendees,...
Saint Lucia Records over 1.2 Million Visitors In 2018Wednesday the 23rd, 2019
Saint Lucia has recorded its best performance ever in visitor arrivals, as it welcomed 1,218,294 visitors in 2018. That number represents a 10.2% increase over 2017, which was also a record-setting year for the island.
2019 Go-To List: Top Destinations To Visit In The Coming YearThursday the 27th, 2018
From Namibia to Tahiti, Australia to Italy, we have found some of the most talked about places that people will be traveling to in 2019.
Mexico and New York Are Top Holiday Destinations for U.S. Air TravelersMonday the 17th, 2018
ARC Data Also Shows Travel Increased to Many European Destinations
This Christmas, Italy Luxury Tours Offers an Exclusive Deal of Verona and Lake Garda Luxury TourWednesday the 12th, 2018
If you're planning to celebrate Christmas in Italy, Italy Luxury Tours is offering the best way to spend the most awaited holiday alongside Verona and Lake Garda. They are back with a great deal of 7 nights/8 days classical tour to Verona and Lake Garda.
Can the World Be Saved from Overtourism? - CNNThursday the 4th, 2018
Every week seems to bring new confirmation we've officially entered the era of too much tourism. There's been sand pilfering in Sardinia and Venice visitors threatened with fines for sitting down.
MGM Resorts Completes the Sale of Grand Victoria CasinoTuesday the 7th, 2018
MGM Resorts Received Approximately $162 Million
Taj Bangalore Hotel to Add 220 Guest RoomsTuesday the 15th, 2018
The Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), last week announced a major expansion of Taj Bangalore, adding 220 guest rooms along with additional facilities. The hotel opened its doors in December 2015 with 154 rooms.
Luxury Tourism Spikes in Costa Rica - by Kacey BradleyWednesday the 28th, 2018
More folks experience luxury travel to invest in the self. Travelers crave a different kind of luxury these days, as more hotels offer the five-star experience. They aren’t looking at the number of stars anymore, nor do they desire to frequent the places that celebrities tend to go....
The Top Ten Things to Do in MajorcaTuesday the 20th, 2018
With 36 towns spanning its island, Majorca is a deceptively large place to visit and has much choice. It’s real capital, Palma, and its party-going capital, Magaluf, are two of its more well-known destinations, but there are many more with 4 star hotels in Majorca from where you can...
JLL Real Views - Can Saudi Arabia Build a Popular Tourist Destination? - By Neasa MacErleanThursday the 31st, 2017
Tourism in the Middle East has long been dominated by the high-end resorts in Dubai, Egypt and Jordan yet they could soon have a new challenger in their midst. Saudi Arabia is turning its attention to tourism and entertainment as it seeks to not only reposition its economy but also meet a...
Last Americans Rush to North Korea Ahead of Travel Ban - CNNMonday the 28th, 2017
A looming US travel ban has prompted some daring American globetrotters to fast-track their vacations to North Korea.
Pain in Spain: Are Tourists Still Welcome? - BBCThursday the 17th, 2017
As anti-tourism protests hit Barcelona, can visitors happily coexist with local residents?
Vancouver Island Boasts One of the Most Expensive Luxury Hotels in the WorldMonday the 24th, 2017
A resort in Vancouver Island ranks among the most expensive hotels in the world, according to a survey conducted by Luxury-Hotels.com.
InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa Unveils 10 Pool Overwater VillasTuesday the 11th, 2017
The Pool Premium Overwater Villas offer horizon infinity views and the Pool Overwater Villas feature scenic sights of the lagoon and beach. Modern and luxurious, the one-bedroom villas feature sleek, contemporary décor with Polynesian touches, each encompassing 1,345 square-feet including...
New Food Tour Takes Chocolate Lovers Inside the World of Swiss ChocolateMonday the 12th, 2016
Designed for those who hunger for the snap of a perfectly tempered piece of single-source dark chocolate, this food tour provides the opportunity to spend a week in the workshops and kitchens of artisan chocolatiers in Switzerland.