Hotel Tonight is an app for IOS, Android, and Windows Phone that allows you to find and book hotel stays up to 7 days in advance. The app shows hotels with available rooms that “might otherwise go unsold” and offers deep discounts that many other hotel booking sites cannot match. Hotel Tonight partners with hotels in 36 countries and more than 1,900 cities across North America, Latin America, and Europe.
The app is simple to use. Simply start the app. Search for the city you where you need a hotel by typing it in the search field at the top of the screen. Select whether you need the room tonight, tomorrow, or pick dates among the next 7 days.
The app will list hotels with available rooms. The price per night will be shown in the bottom right corner of the hotel photo and, in many cases, the original price is crossed out just above, allowing you to see how much you are saving.
You can also click the map icon next to the search bar to see where the hotels are located in your chosen city.
Sometimes a hotel is featured with a green “Geo Rate” tag, indicating this hotel is offering bigger savings for a limited time.
You will also notice a descriptor like “basic” or “luxe.” Hotel Tonight puts hotels in specific categories to help you understand what type of hotel you are booking.
A thumbs up and a percentage next the descriptor shows you how many people have reviewed this hotel positively after booking on Hotel Tonight. The app states it only shows the thumbs up if enough reviews have been submitted to make sure the rating is based on multiple people’s experiences. It’s not entirely transparent, though, and checking with a website like TripAdvisor would help you better check the accuracy of the reviews.
When you click on one of the hotels in your search results, you will find more information about that hotel. There’s a scrolling photo gallery, which if clicked, makes the photos full screen for a proper slideshow.
If you scroll down, the app will display a map, weather information, a “Why We Like It” section, the hotel, room, and food amenities, and a “Need To Know” section.
At the bottom, a purple “Book Now” bar takes you to the booking process, where you can see the break down of the rate and taxes, as well as the total cost. Select “Payment Method” or click on the purple “Add Payment Info” bar at the bottom of the screen to complete your booking.
A few things to consider…
Hotel Tonight bookings are nonrefundable, but they do guarantee the lowest rate. Same day bookings are guaranteed for 2 hours and 24 hours for future bookings. If you find a lower rate for the same hotel, on the same night, Hotel Tonight will give you the difference in Hotel Tonight credits.
Also Hotel Tonight does not guarantee room type. Your room will comfortably fit 2 adults and, in some cases, you will be allowed to choose a room with 1 bed or 2 beds. However, for some bookings, the room type will be assigned by the hotel upon check in.
Earn Room Credits
New users can get a $25 credit by using promo code: JSILLSDELLEGRAZIE. (I also get a $25 credit if you use my promo code.) You can also get your own promo code to share when you use the app for the first time!
Hotel Tonight is perfect for the spontaneous traveler, for when plans change, or for when you decide to book a last-minute getaway and want to save money on your hotel booking!
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