Finding a hotel to stay in quickly has never been easier thanks to a range of hotel finder apps, which enable you to search for, read reviews of, and book hotels from mobile devices such as iPhones, iPads and Android mobiles and tablets. Theses apps can use the location function in the devices to assist you in finding hotels in your area and interact well with other functions such as maps to display the hotel location. A selection of the top hotel finder apps available for iOS and Android devices is listed below.
The Trivago app compares prices from loads of different agents for a selected area or hotel.Upon launch Trivago will automatically find the best hotels and prices for the area you are in currently. To initiate a search, you simply have to input the desired destination and dates, and the app will return results displaying the different available hotels and prices for your selected stay. You then click on the price you are interested in and can book the room through an in-app browser in which you are redirected to the merchant website. A great tool for finding the best rates although it does not have the ability to search by all types of filter, which might put off some.
Agoda is an agent with a database of hundreds of thousands of hotels. When you launch the app you are prompted to enter your desired destination and dates and the app will display a list of results, which you can break down further using a variety of filters. Booking is a simple affair, all done in-app and with instant confirmation. Agoda is among the simplest of the hotel finder apps available, although it could include more filters a superb tool for finding a place to stay for the night.
Similar to Agoda, Booking.com boasts a database of hundreds of thousands of hotels and accommodations. Enter the destination and desired dates on the home screen and you will be displayed a map and list of all available hotels. The dynamic app allows you to access all hotel features and compare prices on the same screen, making selection a breeze, and you can break down results further using the largest range of filters we found for a hotel finder app. Booking is quick and done in-app and unlike Agoda Booking.com simply takes credit card details to guarantee the room, leaving you to sort the payment directly with the hotel.
The Trip Advisor app is more of a directory to assist you in finding information on hotels and other activities in a given area. Once you have located a hotel using Trip Advisor’s search feature, you are given access to average prices, customer reviews, as well as a merchant description. This app gives you great inside information about hotels and the most current rates before directing you directly to the merchant website via an in-app browser. As a source of reviews for a hotel then Trip Advisor is considered one of the best and this is a great feature you can utilise before spending your hard-earned money on a hotel.
The Hipmunk app is a superb flight finder app and can also be used to locate hotels around the globe. Simply enter your dates of stay and the desired destination and the app will display a list of all available hotels and a selection of available merchant prices. These will be displayed alongside a map of the area to assist you in making your decision. Upon tapping on a hotel you are shown a range of the merchant prices and redirects, which will open up your device browser to enable you to make your booking. The app offers a good range of agents that it scans and is well worth a look when trying to book a room for the night.