How to Get an $11 Hotel Room
Just for today, hotel booking site Stayful is running a holiday promotion that—if played just right—can result in hotel rooms as cheap as $11 in destinations that span from London to the U.S., the Caribbean, and Canada. But as with any deal this good, a little effort is required. Here’s how to get the deepest discount.
- Sign up as a new customer. You’ll get an instant credit of $25 in your account.
- Under “Your Account,” enter the promotion code SECRETSANTA. That brings you up to $75 in credits.
- Now the fun begins. Plug in your destination (there are 38 cities represented on the site; standout holiday spots include St. Thomas and Palm Springs) and adjust your search parameters so that you’re seeing rooms that cost $100 or less. If you’re still left with a good number of choices, adjust the “star rating” slider to four stars and you’ll see the cream of the crop.
- Stayful doesn’t work like most other hotel booking sites—it allows you to submit a bid for your stay, which the property can then accept or deny. If a bid of $75 per night is accepted, you’ll only pay for taxes after your promo code and credit is applied. But calculate your risk wisely: you can only bid on three hotels in any given market per day, and once a hotel denies your bid you have to wait 24 hours to try again—by which time the Secret Santa promo will have expired.