How to Get Massive Hotel Discounts (it’s easy and free)

How to Get Massive Hotel Discounts (it’s easy and free)

By |2018-09-09T12:33:30-04:00September 9th, 2018|Travel Costs, Travel Tips & Advice|17 Comments

Hotel discounts - Club 1 Hotels

This is a simple one.

In my never ending search for ways to get the best deals on all things travel related, I recently came across a website that makes it remarkably easy to get massive hotel discounts.

The website, Club 1 Hotels, resells hotel rooms that were purchased in bulk by corporations. When bought in bulk, the rooms are purchased at much lower rates than what the public can get. Then, when some of those bulk rooms aren’t used, this website makes them available to everyone in order to avoid losing money.

The result is that regular travelers like us can actually take advantage of these hotel discounts at hotels all over the world. That’s really all there is to it, and it works.

The Big Difference

It seems like a normal hotel booking website. But again, other booking websites don’t have any access at all to these same discounts. That’s the difference.

When the VP of Club 1 got in touch with me via email last week, I was naturally skeptical. But he kept at it and after a good phone conversation with him, I decided to give the site a proper try.

What Kind of Hotel Discounts Did I Find?

I spent an hour playing around with it, comparing the rates and hotel discounts on Club 1 Hotels to what I could find on,, Expedia and others. While many of the rates were about the same as what I found on those other websites, once I figured out how to use the “Special Deals” filter, everything changed…

Here’s some of the crazy results:

Double Tree Hilton Hotel – Cape Town, South Africa
November 10th – 11th, 2018 (1 night)
1 Double Room, 2 Adults
Savings: $48 USD per night

Hotel discounts - DoubleTree Hotel

Grandeur Hotel – Dubai, UAE
November 10th – 11th, 2018 (1 night)
1 Executive Room, 2 Adults
Savings: $28 USD per night

Hotel discounts - Grandeur Hotel

Tryp Barcelona Apolo Hotel – Barcelona, Spain
November 10th – 11th, 2018 (1 night)
1 Double Room, 2 Adults
Savings: $40 USD per night

Hotel discounts - Tryp Hotel Barcelona

Pullman Paris La Defense – Paris, France
November 23rd – 26th, 2018 (3 nights)
1 Classic Room, 2 Adults
Savings: $200+ USD
Hotel discounts - Pullman Paris

You can see what I’m talking about. No matter what destination I entered, I found significantly discounted hotel prices compared to the prices for the exact same hotel and room on other booking websites. You really need to try it out and see!

How to Sign Up? (It’s FREE for Wandering Earl readers)

1. Yes, usually, you need to pay $99 to use the website and access the low rates. But Club 1 has offered a great deal to readers of a few travel blogs. Wandering Earl made the list!

2. The deal: 100% FREE – It costs you nothing. You can sign up in about 30 seconds and start using the site. All you need to enter is an email address, home address and password, nothing else. No credit card, nothing. You then have a full 1 year membership for free.

They created a specific landing page for Wandering Earl readers so you can easily get your free membership. (You’ll see two other membership levels but the free one gives you access to all the hotel discounts!)

Hotel discounts - free 1 year membership - Wandering Earl

You’ll immediately be able to book hotels at incredible bulk rates. You’ll get 5% off your first booking as well.


When signing up, you’ll also automatically be entered into a giveaway for a $200 Club 1 Gift Card that can be used to book accommodation. The winner will be randomly drawn on September 30th from those who sign up through the Wandering Earl page above.

Important – Remember the REAL TRICK!

Once you’re signed up…

1. Log in to Club 1 Hotels.

2. Search for hotels by entering your destination, dates and number of people (just like any booking website).

3. THE REAL TRICK – Once the results appear, go to the left sidebar and check the “SPECIAL DEALS” box. This filters the results to show you only the absolute best hotel discounts, like the ones above. These are the rates you won’t find anywhere else. This is the game changer.

Finally, in their list of extras, Club 1 Hotels also offers a price matching guarantee. If you somehow find a cheaper deal after making a reservation, they will actually lower the price you paid so that it is less than what you found elsewhere.

The website basically guarantees that you’ll save money.

And that’s it. Whether you usually use or Expedia or Agoda or any other booking site, you should definitely add Club 1 Hotels to the list of sites you check. It’s discounts are definitely a game changer…and it’s free!

Once you try it out, please let me know what deals you get. I definitely want to hear from you!

I’ve also written posts about the ‘tricks’ I use to save money with both Airbnb and Uber.


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  1. sydney March 22, 2019 at 12:16 am - Reply

    This seems like a great deal, especially in the U.S. so if my travel plans include S. America & Asia where I may be staying at Airbnb’s, hostels and more local accommodations, would it be better to hold off and wait to get membership until I’m back in the U.S.? Also, does this work with cruises and have you had any experience with that? Thanks!

  2. Dave’s Wife October 29, 2018 at 12:01 pm - Reply

    Hello. Does this discounted lodging site also offer deals on USA hotels? Thank you.

    • Derek October 29, 2018 at 2:28 pm - Reply

      Yes, this site does offer deals at hotels all throughout the USA as well!

  3. David Kluge October 25, 2018 at 4:30 pm - Reply

    Hi Derek, Thanks for sharing this great website and appreciate you offering the free membership for the first year. The Special Deals tip is the best.

  4. Simon October 11, 2018 at 8:09 am - Reply

    Great post!
    Really helpful and pocket friendly idea. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Markus October 10, 2018 at 6:42 am - Reply

    Hey, this is so freaking amazing. Thanks a ton mate, for sharing.

  6. [email protected] September 27, 2018 at 8:46 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the awesome lead on Club 1 Hotels! I had gone on a streak scoring hotel discounts for a while just by emailing their customer service teams and adorning them with compliments on how much I enjoy their property and how I recommend it to my friends (believe it or not that works!). Recently though, my scoring room discount by sucking up has… dried up. So it’s nice to have another option, haha. Great article!

  7. Steve September 15, 2018 at 7:58 pm - Reply

    Derek, already worked! Cancelled a room I had booked, found the same one on Club 1 for $30 cheaper. Dug a little more and found another hotel on Club 1 across the street from my first one. Another savings, total $50 saved. Thanks!

    • Derek September 15, 2018 at 10:21 pm - Reply

      Hey Steve – That’s excellent to hear! I’m finding quick and easy savings with pretty much every search I do. Enjoy your travels!

  8. Isabella Miller September 15, 2018 at 3:14 am - Reply

    Hey Derek, great tip for a regular traveler like me. Definitely signing up right now.

    • Derek September 15, 2018 at 10:21 pm - Reply

      Sounds good Isabella!

  9. Arpit September 13, 2018 at 12:20 am - Reply

    I could not find any hotels for India.

    • Derek September 15, 2018 at 11:51 am - Reply

      Hey Arpit – I just checked myself and there are hundreds of hotels on the website for India, with great deals!

  10. Heidi September 11, 2018 at 10:03 am - Reply

    I will try it and see if it is worth the fee after a year. Thx !!!

    • Derek September 11, 2018 at 11:04 am - Reply

      Hey Heidi – Let us know what you find!

  11. Juan Ovalle September 10, 2018 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    This is so useful for me right now! Signing up this instant!

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