If I'm not going to stay long, or I know I won't be in the room much, I'm willing to give up some things in order to get a cheaper overall rate on a hotel room. My main priorities are that the place is clean, safe, and comfortable. If I can get all that and get a great rate, I'm good. Of course, it is nice to have all the extras, and I'm especially happy if there are things like a pool, fridge in the room, and extra comforts like that. Still, if I'm barely going to be there, I can do without extras in order to save money. That way I have more money for other things. Do you stick with plain Jane hotels for savings or do you prefer a bit more luxury? Does it depend on the length of stay? Where have you found the best deals on hotel rooms? I like the booking sites that show the most comparisons. I also save money by booking in advance, and sometimes, by passing up the chance for cancellation.