4. Be savvy with secret hotel deals
“Secret” hotel deals are even more last-minute-friendly with apps like Priceline Negotiator. Basically, you type in the locale you want, your preferred hotel star rating, and a price. You won’t know what hotel you’ll be staying in until the transaction’s complete. It’s a great way for hotels to quietly move unbooked rooms and for consumers to snag deals if they’re not concerned about hotel brand. On the other hand, be aware that “secret” hotel tools don’t allow you to avoid certain hotels either, i.e. any listed on The Bedbug Registry.