2. Don’t despair if you can’t book far ahead of time
You might feel better about spending your hard-earned dollars on a hotel room if you book it way in advance and have plenty of time to watch prices and compare options. But don’t despair if you need a hotel for a last-minute trip. You can use apps, such as Hotel Tonight and Booking.com, to find deals on short notice. Plus, you can even book a hotel for tonight. These apps often offer steep discounts on great hotels.