According to Rosner, when it comes to hotels, sometimes waiting until the last minute can help you snag a better price tag.
Typically, a hotel's cancellation falls anywhere between 24 hours to 48 hours in advance, at which point rooms become available at lower rates.
Bundle your hotel and flight booking.
Booking your flight and hotel together can sometimes lead to savings.
It’s a tip that Belkin recommends as well, as it can often lead to savings on both hotels and flights.
Sign up for a hotel's loyalty programs.
"One of the best ways to receive free upgrades is to sign up for a loyalty program and stick to it," Pavini says.
Marriott's loyalty program includes a best-rate guarantee for guests, free Wi-Fi on each trip, and access to exclusive events and experiences, while other programs include free nights or free items with bookings.
Or opt for a loyalty program through booking websites.
While hotels directly offer loyalty programs, third-party booking sites do as well.
For example, loyalty members with Hotels.com can book 10 nights and get one for free.
The 10 nights can be mixed and matched in different locations.
Sign up for alerts on price drops.
When you don't have the time to keep a close eye on prices, sign up for alerts through websites like Hotels.com and Kayak.
They'll take care of the work for you, emailing you when the prices start to drop while ensuring that they don't flood your inbox.
According to Pavini, if you happen to be active on rating websites like TripAdvisor or Yelp, or have a large presence on social media, let the front desk know.
This is not to say you should expect perks, but sometimes the hotel will make the trip extra special.
Check to see where prices are increasing and decreasing.
If you're not set on a particular destination, take a look at Hotel.com's Hotel Price Index, which provides information on where hotel prices are increasing and decreasing.
The results are based on bookings made on the website and prices paid by customers per room per night, including taxes and fees.
Tap into apps.
Apps can help you unlock a world of discounts.
Apps like Hotel Tonight can get you top-notch last minute discounts on rooms, while loyalty members can access a secret prices section within the Hotels.com app to get rooms for $200 and under during peak times like weekends.
Book a room at a new property.
Pavini also recommends booking a room at a new hotel, since this can sometimes lead to lower rates.
This is because typically at these times, the hotel will be looking to increase business and get the word out, which can often lead to the ability to snag upgrades according to Pavini.
Use coupons codes.
Coupons might not be the first thing you think about when looking to book a room, but websites like Coupons.com and DealsPlus.com have entire sectionsof coupon codes for travelers.
These include both discounts on hotel stays in various destinations and on flights.