Hotwire Coupon Codes
Updated for January 2017:
Welcome to our round up of promo codes and coupons for Hotwire! The online travel website first grabbed attention for offering deep discounts on hotel rooms. The way that Hotwire did this was by concealing the name of the hotel until you booked your reservation. Hotels have minimum advertised prices that online travel websites are not allowed to go under. But if you don’t mention the name of the hotel, you can get away with offering an even cheaper rate.
Hotwire has expanded from hotels-only to offering flights and rental cars using the same ‘unpublished rate‘ system that they use for hotels. The red coupon buttons below will take you to the special discounted areas of Hotwire’s website, where you can save up to 50% off travel costs when compared with Booking.com and Expedia.
Best Coupons for Hotwire.com Right Now (Newest Listed First):
New Year Sale! Save $30 Off $300 Hot Rate® Hotels:Show CouponNY2017
Save $100 Off $1500 or More Vacation Packages with Hotwire:Show CouponGIFT100
Save $15 Off $100 Hot Rate Hotels:ACTIVATE OFFERHOTEL10
Save $20 Off $200 Hotel Hot Rates:Show CouponAPPDAY20
Cyber Monday: Save $50 Off $500 Hot Rate Hotels!Show CouponCM50
Save $20 Off $200 Hot Rate Hotels with Hotwire:Show CouponCM20
Take $10 Off $100 on Hot Rate Hotels:ACTIVATE OFFERACTIVATED
Save $16 Off $160 on Hot Rate Hotels:Show CouponSWEET16
Get an extra $30 off $300 on Hot Rate® Hotels:Show CouponTAKE20
New Car Renters: Save $5 Off Your First $25 Car Rental:Show Coupon5OFF25CARAPP
Save Up To 54% Off Last-Minute Airfares:ACTIVATE OFFERACTIVATED
Save up to 60% off Hotels with Hotwire Hot-rates:Show CouponACTIVATED
Save Up To 40% Off Hot-Rate Airfares:ACTIVATE OFFERACTIVATED
Rent an Opaque Economy Car for $11.95/Day:ACTIVATE OFFERACTIVATED
Save up to 50% Off Los Angeles Hotels:ACTIVATE OFFERACTIVATED
Save up to 50% Off New York Hotels:ACTIVATE OFFERACTIVATED
For the record, Los Angeles reported having 42.4 million visitors in 2013, making New York the most visited city in America.
Save up to 50% Off London Hotels:ACTIVATE OFFERACTIVATED
Montreal Hotels – Save up to 50% Off Your Stay:ACTIVATE OFFERACTIVATED
You can use this widget to search directly for hotel rooms on Hotwire.com:
How To Use Hotwire.com’s Unpublished Rate System:
Hotwire’s system is unique and it can be intimidating to first-time users. This is a quick step by step process for booking a trip using Hotwire’s system:
- Select your departure city, your arrival city, and your travel dates. You can choose to search only for flights, or for flight and hotel, flight, hotel and car, and any combination thereof. Click on the big red button that says: “Find a Vacation”.
- You will get a list of hotels with prices. But instead of the names, the list will say something like “London, South Area Hotel”. It will include amenities that the hotel provides, such as free breakfast, wi-fi, and other features that will help you choose the most convenient hotel. Select the hotel that works best for you:
- You’ll see a page with user reviews of that particular hotel. These are provided by Tripadvisor, however Hotwire still doesn’t tell you which hotel it is. Not yet.
- Click “Book Hotel” and you’ll be taken to an order screen to fill our your information. Keep in mind that Hotwire does not offer refunds at all. All transactions are final. However, you can purchase trip cancellation insurance. For a $600 hotel booking, the cancellation insurance was $90.
- Complete your order, and you’re done!
A Brief History of Hotwire.com:
3 Things You Might Not Know About Hotwire.com:
- Hotwire.com can’t accommodate hotel packages booked for more than 26 days in a row. Why? We have no idea. We just stumbled upon that fact when trying to book a month-long vacation package.
- Hotwire is owned by Expedia. They were both purchased by IAC (InteractiveCorp), but Expedia was then spun off as its own company (taking Hotwire with it) in 2007.
- J.D. Power & Associates ranked Hotwire #1 in customer satisfaction among independent online travel websites.
Hotwire.com around the Web:
Hotwire’s Official Facebook Page – Follow Hotwire on Facebook for some pretty pictures of faraway places. Hotwire.com doesn’t really make any exclusive Facebook-only offers or promotions or anything. But at least the pictures are pretty!
Hotwire’s Twitter Page – Um, so it’s exactly the same content as their Facebook page. If you don’t use Facebook, you can follow them on Twitter…for the pretty pictures. They only have 18.9 Thousand Followers, which considering how well-known a company they are…says something about their social media presence.
Hotwire’s YouTube Channel:
Hotwire has a youtube channel! Unfortunately it’s mainly comprised of their TV commercials. Hey Hotwire! There’s better ways to use social media! (At least their commercials are entertaining.)