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Hmm...So Much for Those Last-Minute Hotel Deals

April 30, 2012 at 5:00 PM | by | ()

Yesterday, we were trying to book a fun hotel room last minute in Las Vegas. The HotelTonight app yielded some great deals--$64 for Planet Hollywood and $45 for the revamped Tropicana but we've been to those places before and we wanted something a little higher-end.

So we decided to turn to another mobile app with a last-minute function--Booking.com's Tonight app. There we found The Cosmopolitan for $180 a night. Not as much of a deal as we hoped but we were nearly swayed by the gorgeous rooms of the Cosmo for under $200 a night.

But just to be sure we were getting a real deal, we double-checked the Cosmo's own website for room rates. And we were bummed to see that they were also offering a room for $180.

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Booking.com Throws Its Hat Into the Last-Minute App Ring

April 11, 2012 at 9:18 AM | by | ()

What's that saying? "Two is a coincidence, three is a trend." Yes, that one. Well, we officially have a trend when it comes to last-minute hotel booking apps as Booking.com released Booking.com Tonight for iPhone and IPod Touch. It follows pioneer HotelTonight and Priceline's Tonight Only in the seriously last-minute game (we're talking like, hours or minutes before showing up to claim the same-night reservation), but with one major twist: Booking.com Tonight is international.

It's available in the iTunes app store now, so naturally we downloaded it and put it through the paces. Does it have discounted rooms? Yes. The average discount seemed to be 20%, for those properties that are on sale. You see, this app lists hotel results for hotels whether or not they're on sale, so it's only a little bit improved on the regular Kayak or Priceline booking app. You can see a few of the NY results above.

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