HotelSlash will help you save money on hotel stays. You probably already know AutoSlash, which is how most people can save the most on rental cars. They apply all the best coupons and discounts, and then track your rentals and let you know when prices drop. (I’ve been using them since 2010.)
The people behind AutoSlash now offer HotelSlash.com. I first noticed the site in private beta, just before the pandemic. They’re no longer private, but haven’t launched yet. Still, you can save a good deal of money on hotels.
Two ways to save:
- Book a refundable hotel reservation on whatever website you like – Marriott.com, Expedia, doesn’t matter. Have HotelSlash track it for you. They’ll keep searching for a better deal, and email you whenever they’ve found one.
- Book directly with them, they’ll find you the best rate, and keep checking for price drops.
HotelSlash is a third party website. You usually won’t earn hotel points or elite status credit booking through them. However I assume as a (free) membership site they can offer low rates not subject to hotel chain best rate guarantees. Sometimes they’ll have rates that are similar – go ahead and book direct if it’s a big chain hotel – and sometimes they’ll offer big savings. Regardless, have them track your rates and let them find savings for you.
Right now their direct booking is limited – you enter the hotel name and you can book it – rather than having the functionality to search hotels. Like I said, this isn’t public launch. They mentioned the site in the AutoSlash newsletter, and I asked if I could get an “Early Access” code for readers to use.
Use code VFTW to access HotelSlash, note that I do not receive anything if you do this, I simply wanted to get readers access to the tool.
Prices of hotels change all the time. Most people book and forget about it, but if you keep checking you can save. Hotel Slash does this work for you, and they know all of the discounts to check for as well.
Since I almost never book non-cancellable rates I plan to track all of my hotel reservations with Hotel Slash. There’s nothing to lose, and good savings as an upside.