I am a big fan of saving money, so naturally I was interested in learning more three months ago when I had first heard of the Hotel Tonight App. The premise behind Hotel Tonight is that it allows you to book hotel rooms last-minute (same day purchases) at discounts up to 70% off the normal rate. When you think about this, it makes a lot of sense and works out well for the hotels if they have extra rooms that have not been filled.
Hotel Tonight has hotels they are working with in a few dozen major cities around the United States, as well as a handful of United Kingdom cities and two in Canada. I will admit that when you are planning a trip, not having a hotel booked on the same day as when you need one is probably not the most ideal situation. But if you are ever feeling a little adventurous, or happen to be on a roadtrip where you were planning on just finding somewhere cheap anyway, this could be a great option. If nothing else, it’s also a fantastic option for if your flight is delayed and you’re at one of the 17 major airports that they have hotel contracts with.
The best part about saving money with your booking is that Hotel Tonight also offers free cash credits which you can use towards a hotel stay. These codes come and go all the time. I have a promotion code that if you enter in during sign up, you will receive $25 in credit just for signing up using the code! (It’s also a referral code, so I get a little something back if you ever decide to stay somewhere using the app.)
Here’s how you get the app with the $25 credit:
- Pull out your favorite smartphone (or smart tablet) and download the app called “Hotel Tonight.” (For iOS click here to download it from iTunes.) (For Android users, click here to download it on Google Play.)
- Once you open the app, sign up for a new account using the promotion code “mchang42“
- Now, browse away and pull out the app later on when you are ready to book!
Definitely a great app to have for that one day (or night) you need a hotel room ASAP!
Also remember that even though you’re booking with Hotel Tonight, you can still score loyalty points with the hotel you’re staying with by presenting your loyalty point membership number to them at check-in or check-out. Be sure to collect those extra points to make this deal even sweeter!