Yesterday I shared some airfare details on my recent family trip to Palm Springs and today I wanted to share the details around my last minute hotel deal that is a must read if you take last minute trips. If you missed yesterday’s post check it out HERE
As mentioned yesterday we booked our trip to Palm Springs 5 days ahead of time. As you can imagine it was slightly stressful especially making the drive from Baton Rouge where we attended all day soccer tournaments. After soccer we ultimately ended up in New Orleans where our direct flight to LAX was departing from.
We arrived in LAX at 8pm but thought it would be best, given the time change and long day to stay at the airport hotel once we arrived; then continue our journey to Palm Springs the next morning refreshed.
I booked our hotel room 2 days before arrival on Hotwire. Hotwire has always been my favorite last minute booking site. If you’re not familiar with Hotwire you can get some amazing deals. The best deals are the “hot rate” deals that are displayed at the top of the search results. This deal shows four-star hotels with prices discounted up to $100 in the general area you are searching for. The catch is you won’t know the exact location or hotel name until you book. However, Hotwire usually displays the user ratings, TripAdvisor ratings and now even displays what hotel the last person who booked received. These features make it easy to guess or at least hone in on which hotel it may be.
We took the gamble as we have many times before and not only saved $50 off the next
Stay tuned tomorrow for my rental car deal as we make our way into Palm Springs.