If you like to travel last minute, you can save money on short hotel stays if you book the same day you check in. Hotels will offer a discount rate through last-minute booking apps instead of leaving rooms vacant. This will allow the properties to still make money on their empty rooms without devaluing them. The app that will work for you depends on your destination, your preferred type of accommodation, and your budget. Continue reading to learn more about two great options!
One of the most notable last-minute booking app in the United States is Hotel Tonight, which only focuses on reservations up until seven days (100 days in some markets) before your stay. You can find discounts of up to 70% off with hotels arranged in distinct categories: basic, solid, luxe, hip, charming, and high roller. It is quite simple and easy with just a few taps on your mobile device. Once you reserve your room, you can extend your stay for additional nights at select hotels.
Furthermore, Hotel Tonight also has a reward program that comes with tiers. You will unlock spend thresholds, cheaper rates, in-app concierge service, and credits. As you move up in the tiers, it won’t expire so you will never move down.
One Night is a boutique app that offers same-day bookings. Not to mention the interface is image-driven with chic descriptions and a curated list of premium hotels. It is no surprise how chic the app is, considering One Night is operated by Standard International, the company behind the trendy and luxe Standard Hotels.
There are other properties that are also available to be booked through the app that share similar design and lifestyle experiences. Although it can be quite limiting in options for stay, it is highly appealing to a particular subset of travelers.
Right now, One Night offers selections in:
- Los Angeles
- New York
- New Orleans
- Palm Springs
- San Francisco
- The Hamptons
- Upstate New York
- Washington D.C.
Check-in time is from 3pm, so you can make your reservations on the same day. If you’d like to stay longer, you can add one extra night to your booking.
Consider both of these apps to see which one is best for you when booking last-minute hotel reservations. Hotel Tonight and One Night have a lot to offer. This is a great option for those wanting to have a getaway at short notice.