Global database of hotel discounts
A just-launched global database of hotel discounts, cheapostay.com, is true to its name, listing more than 85,000 properties with rates up to 50 percent off. You can search by name, city, airport, or nearby landmark. At press time, we discovered a double room at Le Méridien Montparnasse, in Paris, for just $255. Meanwhile, veteran booking site hotels.com has added a new feature: every Tuesday at 12:01 a.m., the site posts approximately 400 new packages—they’re only listed for 24 hours, so the earlier you log on, the better your odds of snagging a discount. You’ll find bargains primarily in the U.S., Mexico, the Caribbean, and Canada. The best part? Offers are for rooms that can be booked through the year.