hotels

For Australians, Hotel Rooms Are Cheapest In Asia

Hotel rooms can be one of the most expensive parts of a holiday or business trip. If you’re looking to choose a destination that’s less costly right now, swing towards Asia — and forget New Zealand.


Get A Quieter Room At A Hotel By Asking If It's Near An Event Location

Nobody likes a noisy hotel room. Ask if it’s near an event in the hotel to prevent a rude awakening in the middle of the night.


HotelTonight Adds Two New Ways To Get Discounted Rooms

iOS/Android/Windows: Whether you’re stranded during your travels or just want to plan your next road trip, HotelTonight is an app we’ve recommended as a good last-minute option. As of today, you can access discounts on HotelTonight’s inventory in two ways: Rate Drop and Bonus Rate.


Do You Ever Use The Robes In Hotels?

One of the markers of a fancier hotel is the presence of robes for you to lounge around in (complete with label reminding you not to steal them). But how many people ever get around to taking them off the hanger and wearing them?


HotelQuickly Finds Last-Minute Hotel Deals At Your Location

Android/iOS/BlackBerry: Looking for a cheap hotel room for tonight? Mobile app HotelQuickly offers last-minute deals based on your current location.


What Can (And Can't) You Take From Hotel Rooms?

When you’re packing your bags and checking out of a hotel, you might be tempted to grab a few extra soaps, a notepad, or maybe even a towel. Is that stealing or does the hotel expect you to swipe a few items? A hotel manager responds and lets us know what’s OK to take with you.


Consider Upgrading To A Hotel's Club Floor To Save On Perks

Hotel upgrades can be difficult to justify, especially if you spend most of your time out and about during trips. But if you can make the most of the perks that come with upgrading to a hotel’s club floor, then the cost can be worth it.


Hotelwatchdog Helps You Narrow Your Hotel Search

The team behind fare-tracking site Airfarewatchdog has released a similar tool for hotels. Hotelwatchdog takes price, distance to popular attractions and previous reviews into consideration before giving you a list of recommended hotels.


What To Do When You Have Nowhere To Sleep

Sometimes your travel plans just don’t work out and you’re stuck in a city with no place to stay. Maybe the hotel was overbooked or your friends are unexpectedly out of town, and you need to find a last-minute place to sleep. Here are a few options you can try when you need to take a rest.


Boost Your Chances Of A Hotel Upgrade By Checking In Late In The Day

A nicer room can make your trip a lot better and you can often get one by just asking. Travel+Leisure recommends checking in later in the day to increase your odds, when the hotel staff have a better idea of their room inventory for the night.