Get great deals on name-brand hotels and car rentals in hotspots around the world. Save up to 60% with Hot Rate Hotels and up to 50% with Hot Rate Cars. If you find a lower price within 24 hours of booking, we’ll match it and refund the difference.
With the Hotwire App, you can:
• Get mobile-only deals on hotels and cars
• Book 4-star and boutique hotels from Hyatt, Four Seasons, Radisson and more
• Shop below-agency rates on thousands of cars from Hertz, Enterprise, Avis and more
• Check reservations, trip details and confirmation numbers on the go
• Contact Customer Care 24 hours a day
• Pair your iPhone with your Apple Watch for at-a-glance trip info
• Search hotels by drawing your ideal location on the map! Try out our latest feature by tapping 'draw' on the map . We know that location is an important factor when choosing your hotel, so show us where you want to stay and we will show you the best hotel options.
• Increased flexibility for car reservations! Rent a car and return it on the same day, we have you covered.
Ratings and Reviews
Best Deals I’ve seen this far!
I’ve used Hotwire twice now, both to book hotels in Charlotte, NC. First one was a 4-Star Hotel in Uptown Charlotte for about $111/night which was about $140 cheaper than any other hotel in the city. Next time I used it we got a 4-Star Hotel in the heart of the city for about $104/night - even better than the first time! Although you may not know exactly where you’re staying at the time of booking, it may be worth while if you are planning on being in a big city or somewhere loaded with hotels because this website will give you the best rate because of that no show until book policy. Just read the details like free WiFi, parking, choose your bed or hotel chooses for you, etc. before booking and you shouldn’t have a problem!!
Hotwire customer care terrible
Booked a hot deal and my card was charged. I was then brought to a screen that said an error occurred and that deal was no longer available. So I had a full trip charged to my card and Hotwire customer care refused to do anything except lay the blame on my credit card company and me. Took 4 days for the credit to be available on my card again. Their customer care department is a third party company out of Malaysia that refuses to give you information on how to contact Hotwire corporate offices after they ultimately refuse to help you.
Stay away from Hotwire. They’ll cause your money to be caught in limbo while you watch hotel prices get higher by the day waiting for it to be freed back to available credit. I booked my room directly through Hampton Inn, the hotel Hotwire suggested I’d get with the hot deal and they were more sympathetic to my problem than Hotwire was and provided the same rate.
Do yourself a favor and book directly through the hotel. Many times they’ll honor prices found on apps like Hotwire. Avoid Hotwire, Expedia and Priceline. They’re all the same company who doesn’t care about you. Just a middleman trying to carve a slice of something they don’t deserve.
Skip the app and use the website
Worst app ever. For most hotels it only shows 1 picture, even when there are dozens on the Hotwire Website. I tried to book a trip on the app anyway, but it kept saying my credit card wasn’t recognized. So I called my credit card company and they said They authorized the transaction, but Hotwire canceled it. So I called Hotwire and they said it’s because I was trying to book a deal that wasn’t available. After hearing this, I looked again, and the deal still showed up on the app. I also had $15 of “HotDollars” credit, which an email said I could use to book, but couldn’t use it on the app. This app is so much worse than the website.
As an aside, the Hotdeals, you know, the deal where it’s cheaper because you don’t know which hotel it is? Yeah, that’s terrible because they tack on higher fees. I booked a Hotdeal that was $10 per day cheaper than if I knew which hotel I was booking. Great deal! Except after I checked out, the Hotdeal wound up being about a dollar per day more than the normal booking after taxes and fees were added.
TLDR: Hotwire has good deals, just stay away from the app or the Hotdeals.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.