The best hotel booking sites for great deals

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Travel is passion and fun. You Love to travel, but first thing that comes to your mind is money whenever you think about to travel to your favorite place somewhere is UK, Asia or anywhere. It can be pretty expensive if you don’t know how to save money making your bookings. So, you need best deals for your travel. Booking rooms through hotel’s website is easy and can save you hundreds of dollar. But, what about OTAs? That’s what we’re going to talk about and have listed some best websites to find best place at the cheapest price.

Let’s talk about them one by one.

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Hotels.com is on top in our list of hotel booking sites. In addition to hotels, it also offer flight packages. The award program is the best part  that states, stay 10 nights and get 1 night free. The free night’s worth is the average of all 10 nights you booked through hotels.com. They have number of properties in the world to accommodate you and you can redeem your free night anywhere without any trouble. Other benefits include price matching and secret pricing. You can install their app and get notified whenever the price change. They have hundreds of filters to narrow down, and search show both hotels and non-hotels results. Downside is you can rent cars, no reward for booking flights

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Agoda is worth to have a look, if you want to book a place for you. It provides hotels, resorts and even hostels and houses for accommodation. It has multiple filtering to narrow down including hotel brand, payment option, property amenities, deal and discounts and much more. Also, it is integrated with map, so you can view hotels right on the map and can sort the results. On booking, you’re allowed to choose between pay now, or pay later and you can cancel without any deduction. They offer discounted deals called insider deals to the member, so creating an account can save you money but not always.

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It is easy to search for hotel on Priceline and prices are decent. They offer good discount between 18% to 60% in their “Express Deals” and “Name Your Price”. These booking are completely secret, non-refundable, pre-paid and can’t be transferred. If you are not sure about your plans, don’t go for it. Priceline is one of the best service which finds out more and best hotels for you guaranteeing best price. But if you find a better price in the next 24 hours, you’ll get 100% refund price which increases to 200% if you come up with a better price till midnight before you check in. but the downside is there are filters for accommodations type and you won’t earn hotel loyalty through their site.

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Expedia stands at good position in the list of hotel booking services/sites. You’ll get a wide range of hotels and apartments for your search. You can filter down and can find hotel at your particular location or in the neighborhood. There are reward programs and you earn 2X Expedia points per dollar by creating account and signing up. Members get points on booking of anything such as flights, car. Special discounts is a plus point for members. The reward levels are different depending on your spending or number of nights. Their low price guarantee lasts longer until 24 hours before you check in. The drawback are no price matching, you won’t earn loyalty points and some bookings are not refundable.

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Kayak is a metasearch engine and shows results from other traveling sites. The best features of kayak are its filtering and map. The map shows hotels, eat points, famous visiting points, shopping area and clubs/bars for your destined city. You can get more details about hotel on the map. They offer split booking saving you loads of money. The best thing is it fetches results from different big traveling sites and show prices for them, so you can compare them easily but the first search price rates are normally high than the list below. Sometimes prices shown are low then the real price that you have to pay, so it’s a negative point.

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Booking.com is the most trusted direct hotel booking site and it is easy to use. It shows the best results for city-centered lodgings for $200 or under. It outperforms all the other OTAs in the low price matrix. It offers low price guarantee and if you find lower price for the same reservation, they will fund you back up to 24 hours before your check in but the advertised offer should be online and to public. You can also book other non-hotel accommodations like hostels, guest houses, and apartments by their property type filter. Other useful filter are budget, facilities and star rating. Booking.com also shows you dates for hotel that you’ve booked in different city. But, like other OTAs you won’t earn hotel loyalty point from the hotel’s rewards programs.

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Hotwire is an old online travel agency and its results are similar to Expedia but not always. If you want last minute booking and are not brand preferred, then hotwire is for you. You only know the general location, amenities, neighborhood of the hotel that you are going to book, its their “Hot Rate”. It can save you 30% to 60% and you know the exact hotel after completing your booking. In addition to “Hot Rate”, you can also save money through their vacation packages which is booking flight and hotel together saving you a lot of money. You can easily access that right in their vacation tab or bundles tab. They also offer low price guarantee and are really best for low cost booking specially for last minute room booking. The downside is they don’t offer reward programs.

In addition to these splendid sites making your trip best, some other sites that you can visit to know more about hotel booking and flight booking are mentioned below.

 

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  • Orbitz
  • Travelocity
  • HotelTonight
  • Google

So, book your hotel easily on best deal and love your trip.