I avoid paying for hotel rooms as much as possible, but there are some situations where it doesn’t make sense to use points. When that happens, I use HotelTonight to book my hotel reservations to save big time off of normal prices. With this special promotion you can save up to an extra $100 off your next reservation.
What is HotelTonight?
HotelTonight is an app that allows you to book hotel reservations up to 1 week in advance of your stay. Because you are booking last minute, they are able to offer killer deals on your reservations because hotels don’t want their rooms sitting empty.
Even if the hotel gives you a 50% discount… that’s better than getting 100% of $0 from an empty room!
Pro Tip: Please note that stays booked through the HotelTonight app generally do not qualify for stay credits nor do they earn loyalty points because the rooms are so discounted. So, when looking at your hotel options, consider whether not earning miles or stay credits is worth the discounted price you are paying.
What types of hotels and rooms are available from HotelTonight?
From what my searches have revealed, HotelTonight offers 6 different types of hotels/rooms:
- High Roller
I’ve seen discounts range from small 5% to 70%, such as what you can see below from a screenshot of the app when searching Las Vegas properties.
When I searched Las Vegas, I found 16 properties available for tonight, ranging from the lowly Circus Circus ($79, a $50 discount) to the high-end The Cromwell Parlour Suite ($449, no discount). There were plenty of properties in between, such as The Mirage, Hard Rock, The Cosmopolitan, Palms Casino Resort, and the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas.
Get $25 off with my promo code
With my referral link and promo code “LHUFFMAN14“, you’ll receive $25 off your reservation. Keep in mind that your booking must have a total room reservation charge of $135 or greater (before taxes and fees) for this code to apply.
How to save another $100 off your next reservation
HotelTonight is partnering with ApplePay to offer up to $100 off your next reservation. All you have to do is book your reservation on a Tuesday for ANY day available on the app, use the promo code “TRAVELTUESDAY”, and pay for the reservation using ApplePay.
From the HotelTonight website:
To save some extra cash (up to $100!) off our already-discounted deals, redeem promo code TRAVELTUESDAY on any Tuesday through August 30, 2016 for a roulette-style coupon. You’ll get $20, $40 or $100 off when you book with Apple Pay… open the app and redeem the code to find out what you get!
Note: code must be redeemed on a Tuesday but can be used to book any day of the week until it expires! $150 minimum spend required. See below or go here for all the details.
When you go to the app, there will be a roulette-style coupon which will give you an additional $20, $40, or $100 off your reservation when you meet the minimum spend of $150.
Updated: I had to wait until Tuesday so I could grab my code, so I logged on at 12:01am Tuesday morning. To enter your promo code, click on the person icon in the bottom right corner of the HotelTonight app, then click “Promotions” from the menu. When you submit the “TRAVELTUESDAY” promo code, you’ll find out immediately which of the three discounts are applied to your account and are good through September 15, 2016.
The Fine Print
Limited quantity. Offer subject to availability. Offer code must be redeemed on Tuesday June 28, July 5, July 12, July 19, July 26, August 2, August 9, August 16, August 23 or August 30, 2016, by 11:59PM local time. Cannot be combined with any other offers or applied to existing bookings. Booking must be made with Apple Pay and applies stays from today through September 15, 2016. $150 minimum spend required. Offer only applies to first time bookings made in the app. Limited to 1 booking per device. Coupons may not be applied to all reservations. Check the “Need to Know” section of the hotel details page to see if a property does not qualify for coupon use.
The Bottom Line
Since you can cancel most hotel reservations up to 24-72 hours prior to arrival, use the HotelTonight app to see if you can score an even better deal that what you’ve booked. Just remember that HotelTonight reservations generally don’t receive stay credits nor do they earn hotel loyalty points. However, if you can save 25-50% off the room rate, it might be worth skipping the loyalty benefits.