Hotel costs are often among the largest expenses of a traveler's budget, second only perhaps to airfare. Different hotel chains often offer competitive rates, but budget travelers may still wish to save more money on hotel room costs. With a little research, you can find hotel discount codes that provide additional savings on accommodations. Hotel chains do not always advertise these discount codes directly, but many resources are available to help you navigate all the savings options. Saving the most money may require that you are flexible with the dates or location of the hotel stay.

Book your hotel room directly through the hotel chain's website. The website may advertise savings for a percentage off the regular room rate, saving you money over calling the hotel directly.

Register with your favorite hotel chains and sign up to receive email newsletters, notifications and special offers. Hotel chains sometimes offer special promotional deals to subscribers or new customers. Occasionally too, free room upgrades may be available to rewards members at check in as well as best discount or price match programs.

Search for the best hotel rate on a travel booking website, such as, Expedia, or These websites will compile a list of hotels in the desired area and can help you save a percentage of the regular room rate. Additional savings are sometimes possible if you book airline tickets or car rentals and hotel rooms in a bundle.

Visit coupon websites, such as or to gain access to compilations of hotel chain coupon codes for additional savings on your room. Visit coupon websites or mobile apps, such as or, or deals to gain access to compilations of hotel coupon codes for additional savings or price guarantees on your room. also has the app, gift cards, a rewards program and more in addition to discount codes which offer last minute instant savings. promo codes may be able to stack on top of secret prices or be used alongside a student discount, first responders discount, military discount, or vouchers to receive the best prices on your next vacation.

Pick up a copy of Room Saver, or a similar travel publication, at any rest area along your travels to find coupons or codes for hotels. These are regional publications in which hotels advertise special offers and hotel deals to attract travelers, especially along major highways. Pay attention also to expiration dates for deals.

Look for coupon codes and savings on select hotels through a members-only travel club, such as AARP or AAA. You may occasionally find coupons in addition to the savings percentage and perks you receive alongside rewards member prices.

Aside from coupon codes or other website vouchers, choosing a vacation rental or vacation package may also save money, some rentals may offer free cancellation, free nights, and last minute deals for your next trip. Top rentals will often beat prices of top hotels in popular destinations like Las Vegas, Orlando, New York, Los Angeles, or San Diego.

To expand savings even more, consider credit cards such as a Visa with cash back or verified travel deals or rebates.