It's Pretty Easy to Find Discounts on the Web
The advent of the Internet has meant great things for travelers looking to save a bit of money on hotels. At the very least, it's easier to compare the rates on different dates, or see which days of the week are generally less expensive.
Web sites like Kayak.com automatically show you the rates of different hotels based on how much you're willing to pay and what amenities you need, in addition to the dates of your trip. If your travel plans are flexible, check out the "deals" section of the Web site -- you can often get higher savings by combining airfare, hotel accommodation and other amenities.