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Book now, pay later hotels

Secure your accommodation without tapping into your travel fund.

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Book now, pay later hotel reservations can be super handy when you spot a great deal but need a little extra time to come up with the money.

  • Most hotels in the US will let you reserve a room without entering a credit card, deferring payment until arrival. If that’s the arrangement you’re looking for, go to the hotel’s website, enter your travel dates and see if there’s an option to pay at check in.

Buy now pay later hotels

If you need a hotel that’ll let you pay later instead of upfront, start with these brands. Just keep in mind that interest and penalty fees may apply — always read the fine print before booking, to ensure you know exactly what you’re agreeing to.

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Sandals

Book an all-included, 5-star resort stay with Sandals, and pay the total over the course of three to 24 months. You’ll pay a deposit upfront, and your credit or debit card will automatically be charged every 30 days. The balance must be paid at least 45 days before you arrive.

  • No interest, fees or APY.
  • Only available on bookings with 90 days or more before arrival.
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IHG

IHG owns popular brands like Holiday Inn, InterContinental, Hotel Indigo and more. Now, you can reserve a room without paying a cent, and cancel up to 72 hours before check in.

  • Get an extra 5% off when you choose buy now pay later

    Hotel booking sites that let you buy now and pay later

    These hotel booking sites make it easier to book now pay later hotels by offering handy filters to streamline your search.

    • Good to know: Many of these sites allow you to fund your hotel stay using Affirm, an online lender that gives out short-term loans for online purchases. Before signing up to use Affirm, consider reading our review, which breaks down the fees and things to watch out for.
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    1. Expedia

    After selecting the rooms you’d like to book, click Monthly Payments at checkout to pay monthly installments through Affirm. Choose between paying the balance in full over three, six or 12 months. You can typically only use Affirm for nonrefundable bookings.

    • If you choose a Pay Now hotel room, you could use Affirm as a payment method at checkout.
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    2. Orbitz

    When you book a hotel room with a free cancellation policy, you’ll enter your credit card details but won’t be charged until check-in. Keep in mind that these rooms might be more expensive overall than nonrefundable reservations.

    • If you choose a Pay Now hotel room, you could use Affirm as a payment method at checkout.
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    3. Booking.com

    With most reservations on Booking.com, you can choose to pay upon check-in rather than online. Eligible properties display a note that says No prepayment needed. We also love that there aren’t any booking fees.

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      4. Hotels.com

      When you find a room and click Let’s book, Hotels.com gives you the option to pay online or pay at the hotel. Generally, the prices are the same — though you won’t be able to redeem any Hotels.com Rewards if you choose to pay at the property.

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        5. Priceline

        Choose a Pay Later room to postpone payment until you check in at the hotel. With Priceline, you can also choose to filter by Free Cancellation in case your travel plans are liable to change.

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        6. Agoda

        Agoda usually lets you book without even a credit card — look for hotels with Pay $0 Today in the description. You can also filter your search by pay later hotels, to ensure that you’re not tempted by properties that require immediate funds.

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        7. STA Travel

        It has a $50 accommodation deposit for eligible bookings that secures your price for up to eight weeks — without any interest. To take advantage of this program, you’ll have to call an STA Travel representative.

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          8. OneTravel

          Book your hotel with OneTravel, but don’t pay until you check in. Choose a room that comes with a flexible cancellation policy to avoid fees if you need to tweak or cancel your trip later on.

            Which hotel booking sites offer Affirm?

            Expedia and Orbitz both offer Affirm for book now, pay later hotels.

            What book now, pay later accommodation options are available from these companies?

            Depending on where you book, you’ll have different pay later options. Here’s how you can pay for stays booked on each site:

            Company Payment options
            Expedia Affirm
            Orbitz Affirm or pay on arrival at hotel Visit Orbitz
            Booking.com Pay on arrival at hotel Visit Booking.com
            Hotels.com Pay on arrival at hotel Visit Hotels.com
            IHG Pay on arrival at hotel Visit IHG
            Priceline Pay on arrival at hotel Visit Priceline
            Agoda Pay on arrival at hotel Visit Agoda
            STA Travel $50 deposit and pay over 8-week period Visit STA Travel
            Sandals $50 deposit and pay over 8-week period Visit Sandals
            OneTravel No interest, fees or APY. Visit OneTravel

            How do book now, pay later options for hotels work?

            It depends on whether you choose a financing option like Affirm, or simply make a reservation that won’t charge you until check-in.

            With Affirm, you’ll choose between a three, six or 12 month payment period. During the time it takes for you to complete the payments, your balance will accumulate interest. Think of it as a short-term loan.

            To avoid extra fees, your best bet is to book a hotel room that won’t charge you until the day you arrive. This type of reservation typically comes with a flexible cancellation policy, and in some cases might be a bit pricier than a nonrefundable rate, but might be a good choice if your plans are subject to change.

            Book now, pay later hotels in Las Vegas

            Headed to Las Vegas? Find a book now, pay later hotel room through any of the sites we’ve listed on this page. Choose Agoda to save your sin city spot in a flash, because you can secure a room without entering credit card information when you book far enough in advance.

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            Bottom line

            After nabbing the perfect hotel room for your future stay, it’s time to figure out how to get there. If you have the plans but not the funds, browse book now, pay later options for sky travel.

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