While many discount booking websites say they offer the best prices, the only way to know if you're getting the best deal is to do a little comparison shopping. If you know the specific hotel you want to stay in, see if there are any promotions offered on different websites. If the hotel advertises a low price guarantee, you'll be able to price match if you find a lower rate than what the hotel is offering online. Still deciding on which property will best fit your needs? Tornatore suggests using one site to compare different hotels and room rates within your desired destination. If the hotels offer similar prices, look for which properties provide desirable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, free breakfast or free access to perks such as a fitness center or a pool. "It's something to always look for because – at the end of the day – those are things that will cost you money, so it adds value to your stay," Jeanenne Tornatore, senior travel editor at Orbitz.com, says. Tornatore also points out that hotel brands and discount websites may offer extra incentives to those who book on mobile apps. In 2016, an estimated 51.8 percent of Americans who book digitally will do so with a mobile device, up by more than 10 percentage points from 2014, according to digital marketing research site eMarketer. Because of this trend, companies like Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Travelocity offer perks and discounts to entice customers to use their mobile apps. An even simpler way to snag a deal is with a promotional code. "That's the easiest way to save money on your hotel booking. It's just like using a coupon when you go to the store," Tornatore says. Search for these codes under the "deals" or "sales" tabs on booking websites or browse websites like Groupon and LivingSocial. Conducting a quick Google search for coupons for specific hotel brands or properties will also yield results from multiple sites. Get the full story at U.S. News