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FREE $25 Credit from HotelTonight {PROMO CODE: DTEH}

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For those wanting to snag hot travel deals, we were always taught to book early or no sooner than two weeks ahead of time for any hope in saving money. But HotelTonight has totally changed the way the travel and hospitality industry works, and has taught deal savvy consumers that you DON'T have to book early to save 50% or more on your hotel stay. In fact, they've made it an industry norm to snag a genuine last minute deal after 12pm on the same day. If you were as skeptical as we were, we put HotelTonight to the test!

Our recent stay at the Estancia La Jolla Resort and Spa in San Diego was so peaceful and relaxing! I'm sure that sounds like any other hotel, but when you factor in four (4) children ranging in age from 13 through 3, you understand where I'm coming from. And after a 5-hour road trip, the last thing we want to worry about is where the six of us are going to stay! HotelTonight had a variety of hotel choices that can satisfy any type of traveler. We checked into Estancia La Jolla Resort and Spa after 10-hours of our LegoLand adventures to rest up, and it was AMAZING! First class service all the way! They gave us complimentary Margaritas at their Mustangs and Morros bar, Voss water ready for us in our rooms, wireless internet throughout the property, and a friendly staff to direct us to recommended things to do. Highly recommend if you're visiting San Diego!

We had the best night's sleep EVER! I absolutely love how cozy and comfy our rooms were and we had a spacious wrought iron balcony with a beautiful garden view! They thought everything through to make sure our stay was perfect. And the location was central to everything we need – grocery stores, restaurants, gas stations were all just a two-minute drive. Estancia La Jolla Resort and Spa's concierge were great at recommending and providing directions to the best places to go. After retreating in our rooms, we spent the afternoon enjoying the La Jolla Shores Beach (just a 5-minute drive away from the hotel) on the most perfect 80 degree day.

I couldn't believe how inexpensive the hotel was through HotelTonight! So just how easy was booking a room in the moment at HotelTonight?

  1. Open the HotelTonight app after 12pm (your time zone) to see the day's hottest hotels at rock bottom rates.
  2. Choose the city
  3. Scroll through the choice of hotels and check out the room's reviews, amenities, features, and more all within the HotelTonight smartphone app.
  4. Once you decide which hotel you want to stay on the same day, hit the “Book A Room”  button
  5. Follow the checkout steps to pay with your credit card
  6. Confirm your booking
  7. Check into your hotel!

We've since then used HotelTonight a few times, and every experience was the same easy to check-in experience: arrive at the main lobby, provide our name, driver's license and credit card. The room was booked and ready to go, and it only took a few minutes to receive our room key. A very easy and streamlined process! And if there were ever any questions or concerns I had regarding my room, my rate, or overall experience – HotelTonight's customer service was fast, friendly, professional, and made sure our experience was satisfactory. The process  was by far beyond what we could've ever expected!

Check out HotelTonight's YouTube Video on how easy it was for others to book in the moment!

*Now here's the BEST part! We have teamed up with HotelTonight to give you TheItMom.com EXCLUSIVE opportunity! You can get a $25 Hotel Tonight credit for signing up PLUS receive $25 when you refer friends who book through HotelTonight too.

Download the free app, create an account and then enter DTEH as the promo code to receive your $25 credit!
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Don't forget to leave a comment to let us know you redeemed the promo code and/or if you were able to use the code at a recent HotelTonight stay! We'd love to hear how well the experience was for you too! You can also visit HotelTonight's Facebook Page for up-to-the-minute updates!

I wrote this review while participating in HotelTonight's easy to use booking with their smartphone app and received a one-night complimentary stay to facilitate my reviews and to thank me for taking the time to participate.

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69 Comments

  • Reply
    Angela
    February 25, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    I love when hotels work with bloggers & give special offers.

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    jane
    February 25, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    I could sure use a getaway…

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    Tina LaBau
    February 25, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    Next time i’m traveling I’ll check this out!

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    Jill H
    February 25, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    Wow, that sounds like a great deal! I’ll keep that in mind when I need to book a hotel.

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    Choua vang
    February 25, 2013 at 11:36 PM

    Thank you so much for everything.

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    vicki carter
    February 25, 2013 at 11:40 PM

    Looking forward to checking out Hotel tonight for our next trip.

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    Stephanie Ibabao-DeMore
    February 26, 2013 at 1:33 AM

    Awesome! Hoping to get away sometime in the future

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    Kayce
    February 26, 2013 at 4:14 AM

    What a cool place to stay and an awesome deal too! How I wish my family and I could stay in this hotel soon! 🙂

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    Chris Kelly Lasch
    February 26, 2013 at 5:57 AM

    I will definitely be adding Hotel Tonight to my apps.

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    Denise Holben Collier
    February 26, 2013 at 6:31 AM

    Love finding deals on hotels so that I can spend more on enjoying the break

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    Allison
    February 26, 2013 at 7:13 AM

    I need to get the app and try this out!

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    Kasondra Semones
    February 26, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    $100 winner’s choice

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    Shannon Alexander
    February 26, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    I will keep this in mind for when I go to my B-I-L wedding in June!

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    Megan Parsons
    February 26, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    The Resort and spa you went to looks so relaxing

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    Heather Garcia
    February 26, 2013 at 12:26 PM

    I am so glad you not only wrote about the travel site but also the hotel you stayed at. We drive to San Diego every 6 months to visit my brother and his fiance and my nephews (their two Pugs Norman and Phil) and to just get away. We have always stayed at hotels in Hotel Circle, and have wanted to visit and stay in La Jolla, but did not know where to stay. My brother is getting married in San Diego In September, and we will be there for a week. Last night my husnband and I were trying to decide where to go and stay after the wedding festivities are over… I am going to suggest La Jolla and this hotel 🙂

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    Tami Vollenweider
    February 26, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    What a great place to stay!

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    rachel rohde
    February 26, 2013 at 12:39 PM

    this is awesome. we love saving money.

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    tiffany laventure
    February 26, 2013 at 12:59 PM

    cool ty

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    Mia Dentice Carey
    February 26, 2013 at 1:25 PM

    I’m really gonna have to check this out!!!!
    I always wanted to go to La Jolla….just looked so BEAUTIFUL!

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    Vicky D
    February 26, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    Love getting deals on hotels! and would love to win the $100!

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    Terri Herman
    February 26, 2013 at 3:22 PM

    Wow! I will def check this out! Great info.

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    Camiele
    February 26, 2013 at 3:31 PM

    Thanks for the great giveaway.

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    stacey dempsey
    February 26, 2013 at 3:41 PM

    I so need a getaway like that , there are some good deals out there I always love hearing about new ways to save

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    sheila ressel
    February 26, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    What a gorgeous place to stay. I’ll remember this next time I travel.

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    sharlene
    February 26, 2013 at 4:36 PM

    i’ll surely use this

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    PASCALE
    February 26, 2013 at 4:46 PM

    thanks for the chance i could really use it

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    crystal
    February 26, 2013 at 4:50 PM

    Man, I need a getaway!

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    nikki krutz
    February 26, 2013 at 5:09 PM

    i dowloaded the app…hopefully i can use the promo code soon! 🙂

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    Jo-Ann Brightman
    February 26, 2013 at 5:17 PM

    It is great when hotels work with bloggers to get good deals

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    Andrea Perra Hadfield
    February 26, 2013 at 5:21 PM

    will definitely check this out!!

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    Dora J Crow
    February 26, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    That is an excellent review of the hotel you stayed in, makes me want to go! It is difficult to believe that someone like you who looks like a teenager can be mother to a 13 year old! What, were you like 5 when you gave birth? Anyhow, I wanted to stop and say hello and to thank you for helping to host the $100 giveaway too. Thanks.

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    Heidi J. Sisco
    February 26, 2013 at 5:38 PM

    Thank you. I always like to find ways to save when traveling and when hotels cost as much as they do, anyway to help with that cost is wonderful.

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    KRYSTEL
    February 26, 2013 at 6:08 PM

    cool

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    Summer Clark
    February 26, 2013 at 6:22 PM

    This is awesome. Don’t have plans to go near there but will keep in mind for the future

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    Chelsea reboulet
    February 26, 2013 at 6:23 PM

    I would love to stay at a nicer place and get a better deal.

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    Mary Strawn
    February 26, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    Cool site! I wish I would have found this sooner! Definitely bookmarking this page!

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    sam dock
    February 26, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    That looks beautiful! I wish I had time for a vacation sometime soon!

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    Sherri Lewis
    February 26, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    If I ever get to the point that I am able to travel again, I will have to check this out. Thanks for the review!

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    Pamela Sims
    February 26, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    This is a great app.

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    Tammy S
    February 26, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    Thanks for the review. I haven’t heard of Hotel Tonight app. It sounds like it worked really well for you. I would love to be able to take a vacation soon. Thanks for sharing!

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    Joanna R.
    February 26, 2013 at 8:04 PM

    I’m so ready to get away!

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    Peggy Greco
    February 26, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    Thanks for article, sure would like to go somewhere!

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    Megan Blumenthal
    February 26, 2013 at 11:08 PM

    looks like a great deal! Thanks for sharing

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    Kami Dumis
    February 27, 2013 at 12:28 AM

    I had never heard of this one. Good review and I am going to dl the app.

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    T Manahan
    February 27, 2013 at 1:01 AM

    I so want to stay here!

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    angie newell hammond
    February 27, 2013 at 8:40 AM

    thanks for giveaway opp with gimmie freebies

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    Erica Stouffer
    February 27, 2013 at 8:55 AM

    Hello from a fan! Sent by ‘Full Price Never’

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    Esther Wilson
    February 27, 2013 at 8:56 AM

    I plan on taking a trip this summer. I will definitely check it out!

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    Connie Ward
    February 27, 2013 at 9:35 AM

    Thanks! Very helpful info!

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    Stacey Roberson
    February 27, 2013 at 9:42 AM

    Sounds like a great site for booking last minute, and I really like that they offer an app, so you can book on the go.

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    Sharon Carucci
    February 27, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    Looks great.

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    Erica Lowery
    February 27, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    Awesome! 🙂

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    Debra Evanson
    February 27, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    Taking a trip soon. I will have to check this out!

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    Sue Hull
    February 27, 2013 at 12:56 PM

    Wow! How pretty. I’m going to have to tell my daughter about this place. That’s a great deal too. Thanks for sharing and for the great giveaway! 🙂

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    Lillie M Epps
    February 27, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    If money was no object, i would definitely stay at this hotel!

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    Crystal Merrill
    February 27, 2013 at 4:49 PM

    That resort and spa looks so relaxing! I could sure use a few days and nights there!

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    Amy Peschel
    February 27, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    Thanks.

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    Chelsea Spurgeon
    February 27, 2013 at 7:45 PM

    Thanks! Will keep this in mind.

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    stevie hretz
    February 27, 2013 at 7:48 PM

    great site! the hotel is beautiful.

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    Candice
    February 27, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    Thanks for the giveaway

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    Lisa Paone
    February 27, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    I’ve always wanted to go to San Diego! Now I want to go even more and stay at Estancia La Jolla Resort and Spa!

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    JoAnna
    February 27, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    OOh I will be checking this out.. the hubby and I are thinking about a little getaway real soon.

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    Rosemarie Sager Heins
    February 27, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    Would be great need a vacation… Thanks…. 🙂

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    Heidi S
    February 27, 2013 at 8:39 PM

    I’ll have to give this a try the next time I travel.

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    Theresa M
    February 27, 2013 at 8:41 PM

    It looks wonderful and make me wish I was there right now! 🙂

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    Sandy McFadden
    February 27, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    We don’t travel much but thank you for the information and thanks for the great giveaway!

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    Maura Scherrer
    February 27, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    Awesome deal. Would love to stay here 🙂

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    Millie Rojas
    February 27, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    Would love to go someday. Thanks for the giveaway!

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