Priceline iPhone app helps you with last-minute hotel reservations


If you're looking for one of the best ways to book a hotel room dirt cheap, use a tool such as or call the hotel in the evening to get a room that would otherwise be empty. The app for the iPhone and iPad (which covers cars and hotels) makes this even easier, since you can name your own price in a few taps. But do note that it doesn't always offer the best deal.

While traveling across the country on what we're calling the Great American Road Trip 2.0, we made a hotel reservation for our first night using the Priceline iPhone app and landed a 3-star hotel for just $45. This was great news as it meant our travel budget would gain a bit more flexibility, but we didn't know how much it would help until we tried to get a hotel room at our final destination near Mount Rushmore.