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Mystery hotel deals

Book a top-secret stay for straightforward savings on your next overnight jaunt.

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Try your luck with a secret hotel deal to save some money on your next overnight stay. You’ll see the cost, reviews, amenities and the hotel’s location before committing. The catch? The hotel remains nameless until after you book.

How do mystery hotel deals work?

Secret deals allow hotels to offer super cheap rates to fill rooms without lowering price points for the entire market. It’s a win-win situation: You pay less, and the hotel gets your business without changing its rates altogether.

Even five-star hotels have a rep to protect.

Hotel sites that offer secret deals



Search under its Hot Rates to locate deep discounts on amazing stays.

  • Save up to 60% off with Hot Rates.
  • Sneak a peek with a preview photo of the hotel’s rooms.
  • Choose your mystery hotel’s location by selecting an area on a map.


Win great deals for both last-minute and future bookings with an Express Deal. Or, choose Pricebreakers — it’ll show you a list of three top-rated hotels, and you’ll be assigned one of them after confirming your booking, at a super low price.

  • Save up to 60% with Express Deals
  • Get one of three top-rated hotels with Pricebreakers
  • See the hotel’s area on a map, including surrounding attractions.
  • Review examples of hotel brands that are similar to the mystery hotel.
  • Read ratings from previous guests.


Score a secret deal for accommodations around the world and you pick the neighborhood.

  • Book worry-free — Agoda’s Secret Deals are covered by its price guarantee.
  • Read hotel ratings based on traveler type before you make a commitment.
  • See nearby attractions in the neighborhood description.


Get a sneak peek — and big discounts — when you search for “top-secret hotel.”

  • See images of the hotel’s rooms, lobby, facade and more.
  • Cancel your booking request in seven days without penalty if you miss out on your preferred date.
  • Read about the area of the hotel, including what’s within walking distance.

What if the travel website I’m using doesn’t offer secret hotel deals?

No sweat. If the website you’re using doesn’t have hidden hotel deals, it probably offers different ways for you to save money. Check for:

  • Rewards programs. Rack up points with each booking to earn freebies and major discounts down the line. For example, Orbitz gives you a free night’s hotel stay after you book ten nights.
  • Travel credit cards. Sites like Expedia and Priceline offer great rewards with their branded travel credit cards.
  • Daily deals. If you have flexibility when it comes to location, scour a site’s daily deals or promotions to find limited-time-only rates.
  • Vacation bundles. When you’ve got to book airfare too, bundling your hotel with the flights can be super lucrative, as travel websites offer big cuts to win more of your business.

Remember that the best travel websites offer incentives for people looking to book accommodations, flights and more.

Latest sweet deals on hotels

Priceline Priceline

Up to 50% off highest rated hotels on your next booking

Top rated hotels at great prices. Guaranteed one of 3 hotels shown. Plus, get VIP discounts on future bookings. T&Cs apply.

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Travelocity Travelocity

Vacation packages now under $400

Flight and hotel included for getaways to: Miami, Orlando, Las Vegas, NYC, Honolulu, Los Cabos, and more. T&Cs apply

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Book now and stay later - enjoy an extra 8% off hotels with free cancellation on most hotels

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Avoya Travel Avoya Travel

Royal Caribbean sale: buy 1 get 1 60% off cruise fares, up to $150 free onboard credit and kids sail free

T&Cs apply

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Vrbo Vrbo

US vacation rentals starting under $50 per night

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CheapAir CheapAir

Save up to 20% off hotel bookings at

T&Cs apply.

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Extra 15% off select hotels

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Orbitz Orbitz

Vacation with freedom and flexibility - free cancellation hotels

T&Cs apply

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Bottom line

A small leap of accommodation faith could save you big money with a secret hotel deal. To cut your travel bill even further, stock up on travel coupons for flights, tours, car rentals and more.

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