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How to find great last-minute hotel deals

Get more for your money with these insider tips. When you’re ready to travel again, there’s no better way to snag low-cost, last-minute deals on domestic and international hotels.

Top tips to find great hotel deals

Keep your dates as flexible as possible: You don’t always have to rush to get packed and ready for a last-minute hotel deal. There are plenty of limited-time deals on offer, even if it means traveling at a later date. Searching for prices on different dates will also give you different deals as hotels often have high in-demand days – especially during the holidays and weekends.

Let the deals come to you: You should definitely check back with us frequently for cheap hotel deals, special sales and exclusive discounts, or you can sign up for our free newsletter to get travel deals, tips, and news straight to your inbox.

Consider going all-in: Staying at all-inclusive resorts can help you save on food, drinks and entertainment. This can certainly add up on longer stays, especially when travelling in large groups.

Check your location: By staying away from the centre, you can save big in places with comprehensive public transport systems such as New York, ChicagoParisLondon and Hong Kong. It’s a good idea to familiarise yourself with the destination’s public transport system before booking.

Loyalty pays off: If you prefer staying with a hotel chain, you can score major perks such as free nights, miles, early check-ins, and food and beverage discounts by signing up to their rewards programme.

How to get last-minute hotel deals on the web

To find you great hotel offers, it’s best to narrow down the options first. There are a few ways to start…

Start searching directly

Already have a destination or hotel in mind? Search here or visit our site and type in your trip details to see the best prices.

Find hotels closer to home

International travel may be tough right now but there are loads of great UK hotel deals to get you in the mood. Visit the staycation section of our homepage to see the best ideas.

Get destination inspiration

Not sure where you want to go? If you’re looking ahead, you can find loads of deals and ideas via our hotels page. Please check the latest restrictions for any destination before you decide to travel.

Once the hotel results appear on-screen, there are a few filters to help you find the best deals.

Find hotel deals in your budget

Only show hotels with discounts

Find super-low hotel deals that are priced to go

You can also use the menu to filter by hotel star ratings, guest ratings, free cancellation policies, lowest price per night, and many more options. 

Get last-minute hotel deals in the app

You’ll never miss a hotel deal with our award-winning app in your hand.

  1. If you don’t have the app yet, you’re missing out – download it for free to search thousands of hotel deals in seconds.

When you’ve got the app installed, open it up and search for the destination or hotel you’ve got your eye on.

  1. Once the deals have loaded, tap ‘sort and filters’ to bring up all the filter options.

Here are the best filters to use…

Find hotel deals in your budget

Only show hotels with discounts

Find super-low hotel deals that are priced to go

You can also filter by hotel star ratings, guest ratings, free cancellation policies, lowest price per night, and many more options. 

 FAQs

FAQs to help you find the best last-minute hotel deals.

Absolutely! Hotels want and need to reach full capacity as unsold rooms mean less money. That’s why it’s common to see a drop in room rates when a hotel hasn’t reached its projected quota of guests. 

We’ve analysed hotel booking data to estimate the best time to book a hotel domestically and internationally. Our data shows that the best day to book domestic stays is on Fridays. For international hotels, it’s Thursdays. When looking at months, it’s September for the US and July for the rest of the world.

Ready to travel?

Take a look at the best last-minute deals near you. 

You can get the latest information on your favourite destinations too.