Where to Find the Best Hotel Accommodations Online : Travel? There are so many things to consider when booking hotel accommodation. There’s the actual location of the hotel, its accessibility to public transport, its proximity to the sites you want to visit, reviews of the hotel also play a big factor, and of course, there’s the cost.
Fortunately, everything is now accessible via the Internet. We have compiled a list of online travel agencies that offer accommodation in a variety of price points. So, whether you are a backpacker or a vacation traveler, we have you covered!
Booking.com has enjoyed ranking as the world’s top 1 online travel agency since 2014 (according to Skift). They provide various types of accommodation from high end hotels, hostels, apartments and rooms. Customer ratings are displayed on the site, and you can search for hotel accommodations depending on your budget, with most offers offering free cancellation.
Launched in 1996, Expedia recently purchased Orbitz, another online travel agency. Hotel bookings are just part of Expedia’s business, as they also book plane tickets, cruises, and even vehicle rentals. You can earn ‘Reward Points’ by getting an Expedia+ card. They also regularly have secret deals and discount coupons for those looking for deals.
The only online travel agency based in Asia (Singapore) which is part of the top online agency in the world. Agoda.com continues to improve their customers by offering a “Best Price Guarantee” on their rooms, as well as having a special “instant sale”. Hotel accommodations on Agoda range from luxury hotels, inns, bed and breakfasts, to resorts.
While Tripadvisor.com is primarily a review site, they also offer hotel booking options. Currently, the site is Top 2 in the list of the top online travel agencies in the world, also according to Skift. What’s nice is that while you are looking at various accommodation offers, you can also see price comparisons with other sites offering the same hotel. Usually, the prices on tripadvisor.com are discounted, so you get a better deal. Also, user generated reviews are very useful.
You can book hotel accommodations on Hotels.com for over 325,000 hotels worldwide. Bed and Breakfasts, inns, and even some condos are also included in its inventory. They have a great offer for long-term guests called ‘Hotels.com Rewards’. Guests staying at least 10 nights get a discount on their next booking.
For those seeking the old-fashioned charm of bed and breakfast accommodation, BedandBreakfast.com is a dedicated site that has been around for over 20 years. The site offers Hot Deals, and has a dedicated area for Diamond Collection Inns, which offer luxurious bed and breakfast accommodations.
Touting ‘great deals on hostels everywhere’, the site has 33,000 hostels in its inventory. And if you sign up for their SmartSavers membership, you get almost no booking fees. Ideal for those on a budget, there are so many options on this site.