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Groupon Now Offering Last-Minute Hotel Deals on Its App

August 26, 2014 at 11:27 AM | by | ()

We know the Hotel Tonight app is probably your go-to these days when it comes to finding last-minute hotel deals, but don't sleep on an old friend who now plays the same game: Groupon.

Once a site that catered only to local "daily deals," Groupon has since made a noticeable effort to get a piece of the travel industry pie. In 2011, it linked up with Expedia to offer hotel discounts, and while that relationship has since dissolved, Groupon debuted a "Getaway Tonight" section on its app this summer geared towards last-minute hotel deals.

When you open the Groupon app, scroll through the headers in the green bar at the top until you get to "hotels." Here, you will find a list of deals for that night, and you can search by city (if you're in route) or current location.

As this segment just launched in July, we expect it to only get better as more hotels jump on board and list their offers. Be sure to keep it in mind as a resource next time you're searching for deals on the day of. Also of note, another hotel booking app called Roomlia has been released. The name is...interesting, but the app claims to give deep discounts, directly through the hotel, up to seven days in advance. We'll be sure to check it out in the coming weeks.

[Photo: Groupon]

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