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Top 28 Best Hotel Search Engines to Grab Great Deals

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Are you one of those individuals who like to make a hotel booking at the last moment or one who make advance plans for an outing? Well, if you are a business traveler, there are strong probabilities that you are the former. But, if you are not, then you will certainly relate to this blog.

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Without a doubt, I believe hotel search engines are important traveler tools that will surely prove handy before you go ahead and pack your bags. Let me jot down the best hotel search engines.

1. Google Hotel Finder

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Yes, GHF (Google Hotel Finder) is the one that tops the list. You can easily do a comparison of the hotel prices and this is where the price slider comes handy. You can put the results in a shortlist that makes it easier to track them over time. You are also able to track and it is really a bonus when you want to steal the best deal for yourself. With the help of filters and Google map, go ahead and search for the best hotels in the desired location; make a selection as per the travel time, and choose the ones are in close proximity to the main locations.

2. Hotels.com

If you always wanted a holistic search website for hotel bookings then look no further than Hotels.com. One thing that makes it special is that it covers over 120,000 hotels across the globe. It is a perfect solution that caters to all your both search and booking requirements. Along with offering localized information, you also in a treat for the attractive deals and rewards programs. It also claims to offer the cheapest prices and in case you find it cheaper than their rates, they will go ahead and match it for you.

3. Booking.com

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Well, I found this hotel search engine a bit different from its competitors. The things that I liked about it are its uncluttered layout and use of large fonts that adds on to the easy readability. The search engine can be used to make the hotel reservations. And you get flash deals as and when you subscribe to their email newsletter.

4. Laterooms

If you have plans for staying back for more than just one night, then you are in for some great deals that will surely entice you to stay back for some more days.

5. Tripadvisor

This search engine does not require any introduction for having the best in travel and hotel deals. When you are searching on Tripadvisor, you can be rest assured that you will find an array of flights, hotels, vacation packages, resorts, travel guides, I don’t think you could have asked for any other option.

6. Hotels Combined

This hotel search engine also gets the best options for you from across the globe. According to the site, its Verified Reviews accepts reviews only from the genuine customers (only those who have made the payments). You can be sure that you will get the best prices as the search engine compares the prices with some of the leading hotel pricing sites. You can have a glance at the list as and when you search for the best hotel by filtering your search by the preferred destination.

7. Hotwire

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This hotel search engine negotiates the best hotel deals and the results are being served to you as “Hotwire Hot Rates”. The other tool that is being offered to you is the Tripwatcher that you can use in order to receive updates and alerts in case of any price drop. What’s interesting is that the results are compared with the leading names such as Orbitz and Kayak.

8. Venere

When you have 102,000 hotels with the listing of other types of accommodation in more than 100 nations, frankly it sounds like the best option that you have. With the addition of bed & breakfast and vacation rentals makes it more interesting. Your search for the best hotel just becomes easier with a map-based search tool.

9. Roomkey

The world’s best hotel companies, names like Marriott International and Hyatt Hotels Corporation, came together and formed Roomkey. It’s not just the interface that will grab your attention but other features such as Low loyalty member rates, you get to book directly with the hotel that ensures secure and accurate bookings, you are shown the exact results as per your needs & requirements.

10. Street Escapes

Launched in 2010, for this, you need to have a membership in order to make the bookings for the most prestigious and luxurious hotels in the world. At the moment, it is available in the UK, USA and a few of European territories. If you ever wanted to have huge discounts, then Street Escapes fulfills your wish when you make your booking with selected hotels and package holidays. It also differentiates between a solo traveler or a family stay and shows you the results on the basis of that, Wow this is something new.

11. GoSeek

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Have you always doubted the reviews and ratings posted on a travel website and always wanted a search engine where you can find unbiased reviews and ratings? If your reply is in affirmation, then GoSeek is the right site to explore. You also get to explore information about the traveler such as the budget and the reason for traveling. This helps you in comparing your needs and the reviewer’s necessities and then deciding accordingly whether the review is genuine or not.

12. TVtrip

What if you are being provided with a video evidence of how the hotel rooms will actually look like; I am sure that would be a great option for any traveler that is exactly what TVtrip offers to its customers. Here, you will be provided with the videos of thousands of hotels and their rooms, public areas, and nearby surroundings as well. Moreover, you don’t have to rely on the customer’s reviews and feedbacks.

13. Tripr

This also shows you a video guide but with a difference. For your convenience, they show real video reviews which are actually made by all those customers who have stayed there and share their personal experiences as well. This certainly helps in building trust element.

14. Agoda.com

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You get to choose from the best hotels, homestays, rest houses, and resorts when you make your bookings at Agoda. It is one of the best websites that offers lucrative deals to its customers and offers its services in more than 30 different languages. The best thing is that you get to make your bookings both at the website and through the mobile app.

15. Hotel Tonight

What will you do if you want to book a hotel, for yourself, at a short notice; you will turn to Hotel Tonight. It is an iOS, android, and Windows Phone application that allows you to book a hotel in dire straits. Usually, if you book a hotel closer to the actual date, you get to pay much higher but not with HT.

16. SkyScanner Hotels

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They are already one of the popular flight booking sites online and they have taken one more initiative for the potential travelers in booking the best hotels while they are on the move. Whether you have Apple iPhone, a Windows phone or an android based smartphone. You will love the way it looks and it’s not just the looks that will steal your heart. It searches and presents you with the best available options from some of the best and trusted comparison sites so that you have to pay less.

17. Roomlia

It is a newcomer and you get to book a cheap hotel for yourself when you need the most. You are also provided with the loyalty scheme, where the seven bookings get to win a free stay. Its app is available for iOS and android.

18. Secret Hotels

If a hotel room is not sold, it does not prove beneficial for the hotel overall. Owing to this, every hotel tries their level best to ensure that they get full bookings. Seeing a low demand, the rooms are being sold at a fraction of what they go for usually. And this is normally done via partners such as Expedia and LastMinute. But, while they are selling their rooms, at the same time they also don’t want to show that their rooms are not getting booked. So, they make their shift to Secret Hotels, these are where the customers purchase a room but they don’t have the right information about the hotel. It is a win-win situation for both the hotels and the consumers.

19. Expedia

Being one of the leading hotel booking sites, here you can also find secret hotels. You won’t be having any idea as for where you are booking into, but you will be provided with some helpful hints. The best part is that you get to pay much cheaper than its actual retail price.

20. Trivago

We all have experienced the times when booking a hotel was such a tedious task. Most of the times, you are left unsure whether you have made the right booking or not. But today, Trivago is changing the whole hotel booking experience for the users. On a monthly basis, around 120 million visitors visit Trivago and they offer your results by comparing 900,000 hotels from over 200 booking sites in more than 30 different languages, Amazing!

21. Morehotels4less

If you don’t have any preferences for price, amenities, and location, then you can expect some great search results from the website. But, if you do have then you can always make changes in the searches to have the best hotels as per the highest to lowest price range, guest score, hotel name and star ratings. Before you finally make a hotel booking, you can click on the hotel’s thumbnail in order to have a look at the bigger images, just to have an idea of how the hotel actually looks.

22. AirfareWatchDog

They have a service called Hotelwatchdog, through which you get the listings of the best hotels offering great value for money. This means these hotels will have prices lower as compared to its nearby hotels and offer impressive locations as well.

23. Priceline

It offers standard online travel agent services but it has a Negotiator that helps you in having the best deals for hotel bookings. All you need is to make a selection for a minimum star class, the dates of staying, and the type of neighborhood that you will prefer, and finally mentioning the price. You can save up to 60%.

24. HotelDirect

Launched in 1997, HotelDirect is a specialist when it comes to hotel booking. They closely choose the best and value for money hotels in the given city. During their extensive search of the best hotels, they consider different elements which comprise of – the quality of services, food, comfort, and neighborhood.

25. Travelocity

If you have made your plans for your next holiday, then it is the right time to delve into the vast selection of international hotel accommodation. As a customer, you will have average prices for the hotels in the selected area, this way you will have a better idea of the hotels that are providing the best deals for the facilities you desired.

26. Hotelreservations.com

Here, you get to make a selection from more than 150,000 properties across the world which includes some of the leading hotel chains. You can easily filter your searches to include the cheap hotels in a particular area. The customers can make their bookings through a tablet or mobile phones.

27. Orbitz

While booking hotels at Orbitz, you get to earn Reward Points. You can go through the reviews of the best hotels you have scrutinized. The overall booking process is quite simple and quite short as compared to others. You can also customize your preferences until the last moment of the booking. In addition to hotels, you also get to book for the rental cars and flights.

28. Hipmunk

While you are making bookings for your favorite hotel, you will be greeted with interesting displays to navigate easily through the options. You get to enjoy various filters such as – romance, business, adventure, and family. The accommodation not only includes hotel listings but houses and private apartments as well. The search engine will also rank and filter the hotels as per their price, reviews, and ecstasy ratings.

So, when you are planning your next vacation may be alone or with family, make sure you have used one of the above-discussed hotel search engines to find the best hotel to stay.

Guest Author: Alice Smith

Alice comes from a long line of writers and was raised to be a life-long learner. She has a passion for language and story crafting, a skill she practices on Houseplantation. Since 2012 she’s been working in her hometown of Texas to increase digital literacy and get more women in tech.

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