Hotels com Review
This is our Hotels com Review. We have used Hotels.com exclusively since we have started on our voyage to Travel The World House Sitting. I am NOT going to tell you that they have the lowest prices from any other “hotel search site”. Quite simply, they are the ones we use and we have never had a problem with them. Plus, you get a free night’s stay with every ten night stays!
The first thing you need to do is to “sign up” for Hotels.com
Once you open up their site, you need to “login” to your account. If you don’t have an account sign up for one as it is free. why sign up? Well the great news is that for every ten hotel nights, you get a free one! They take the average price of all the hotels and for your 11th night you either get the room free or deduct that amount from the price of your room. So, being a member of the “Rewards Program is important. Also, as a member of Hotels com, you will receive various coupons and offers through your email.
The Hotels.com Website is easy to use
There is one simple search box to do a search. I put in the name of the city, the dates 2 adults for 1 room and go for it! That’s how easy it is to get started. Now you will see a HUGE list of hotels to choose from. So, let’s make it easier to pick what you want.
After I do my search, I “tweak” the results
Once the results pop up, I change a few things before I start looking at hotels. On the left hand side, I click on “amenities” and from there, I choose three things. Free Parking, Free Internet and Free Breakfast. If I want to be near something, I click on the choice at the top on the left called “landmarks”. OK now the hotels that have what I need are listed. But wait! Now the important part. Right above the first hotel is a “sort bar”. This will put the hotels in the order that you want. I click on “price” and choose price (low to high) and now I am ready to look at what is available. On the “search results screen” There will be some basic information about each hotel Most important of course, is the price! But also something very important are the ratings and reviews for the hotel. Click on this box and you will see the Hotels.com scores and reviews and then you can change tabs and see the reviews and rating from Trip Advisor.
As you Click on each Hotel, it opens in a new window
As you click on each hotel, it opens in a new window. After looking at a hotel and you have seen what it offers, don’t close the window! Just go back to your search results screen and click on another hotel. You can have as many tabs of “hotel possibilities” available to compare. I know I can’t remember what each one has! Now you can choose which Hotel you want to reserve.
The Hotel page is full of information
I am not going to bore you and tell you what is on these pages. But, they will be full of important information to help you make your choice. It is here that I make sure I have my FREE internet, parking and breakfast. Also it is a good idea to check their location as to how close it is to important things. (OK, I have messed up big with that one) Now, I double check! Also, here is the place to see how big the hotel is. This will make a difference if you don’t like bed and breakfasts.
Now, it’s time to book your Room
Make sure everything is right and click on “Book Now”. Depending on the hotel, you should have a price to pay now or pay when you get there. Some give a discount for prepaying, some don’t. Once you have made your choice, your payment screen will pop up. Be sure to check your grand total first. For some reason, sometimes the taxes etc. are not added in on the original price on some reservations. You don’t want any surprises!
Hotels.com does have an APP for you
Hotels.com does have an APP to partner with their website. No need for printing out anything. It will be on the App to show the hotel when you check in.
I hope our Hotel Com Review helps
Once again, I have had very good luck with Hotels com. Have had no problems with incorrect bookings or anything like that. It has been awhile since I have comparison shopped websites. So I am not going to tell you that they have the lowest prices. I do know they are competitive and you get one free night after ten nights stayed!
To sign up For Hotels.com Click on the Link Below
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