If you are looking to get the best deal on a hotel, it is a good idea to go with the blind hotel purchase. This is where you make the purchase, before you see the name of the hotel.
If you read the site just right, you will most likely be able to guess within a couple of hotels which one you are going to end up purchasing.
The best way to do this, go to the web site and check out both the blind hotel purchase page and also the page where you get to see the name of the hotel. Look at the number of stars, the location and the rate of the hotel. If the blind page says it's 50% off at $42 and a 2-1/2 star hotel, go to the brand page and look for a hotel that is priced at $84 and is also a 2-1/2 star hotel.
Simple as that. 8)
May all your travels be, lots of fun and mostly free!