The 5 Best Websites For Last-Minute Hotel Deals

The allure of staying at a hotel doesn't fade with age: No matter how many countries you've been to, having your bed made for you — and your room cleaned up every day — still feels like a special treat. Be it a country getaway or a city break, your hotel can make or break a trip. That's why we're always on the lookout for hotel deals.

If you like to do a bit of comparison shopping before booking anything, there are plenty of travel websites you can turn to for the best last-minute deals. We've got the low down on the best ones to find vacant rooms at reduced prices. Next time you find yourself with a free weekend, give these sites a try before turning to your regular travel search engines. Who knows? You might just be able to nab a five-star staycation for a song.

Bedfinder

This online booking agency has presence in over 150 countries. Our favorite feature is the destination search tool, an interactive toggle map that shows you the best prices in every region, which can be as low as $12 per person per night. Sign up for the site's newsletter to keep in the loop.
CancelOn

Want to go on an impromptu trip? Take a look on CancelOn, a marketplace for non-refundable hotel reservations — often sold at a fraction of the original price, due to their last-minute nature. For example, you can pick up a seven-day booking for a room at The Hard Rock Hotel Orlando from someone who can no longer make it for close to 40% off. For travelers with an unused, non-refundable hotel reservation, this site is a great platform to offload the booking to someone who wants to take over.
HotelsCombined

This online aggregator is a fantastic online resource for comparing hotel deals, and has been lauded for its easy-to-use interface and great customer service. You'd be able to save specific searches and receive alerts when new promotions within your budget become available.
HotelTonight

This app is a must-have for anyone who travels around a lot. By working with a vast network of hospitality brands, this startup offers up vacant hotel rooms at an average of 17% lower than other booking platforms, such as Expedia. You'd be able to find deals as soon as tonight or anytime within the next seven days. Read our full app review to see how it actually works.
Travelzoo

This powerful deal finder doesn't just work for hotels: It also pulls discounts from vacation rentals, bed and breakfasts, and retreats. The site also offers discounted tickets on attractions and cruises, making it a one-stop-shop for anything travel-related. Members who refer two or more friends to join the site via email will be added to a VIP list, meaning that you'd be the first to know about the latest promotions.