1. Search online. Expedia and Hotels.com offer great deals. Also, search online for sales on hotel stays in your destination city.
2. Be flexible. When demand is high (for example, around Valentine’s Day), fees are higher. Being open to alternative travel dates will help you save money.
3. Be a loyal customer. Loyalty club members get perks such as room upgrades. However, if you book your stay through a third-party travel website, you might not be able to redeem your loyalty points.
4. Consider skipping the hotel. Try a bed-and-breakfast, Airbnb.com, or a house swap. HomeAway.com boasts more than 950,000 listings and offers travelers the option of staying at a beach house, cabin, condo, and more.