Getting the best price on a hotel room, and selecting a great hotel in the first place, traditionally requires a lot of time spent on research. With our selection of three favorite travel apps for Android, it takes just a few taps on the screen to find a fantastic hotel and book a room at the best rate you can find.
Hotels.com is our favorite app for finding and booking hotel rooms. The brand Hotels.com is owned by Expedia, an American travel company with more than 20,000 employees and over 200 travel-booking websites. Before Hotels.com arrived on mobile devices, it was a popular website for booking hotel rooms online and by telephone. Now, Hotels.com is also one of the most popular travel apps on Android, combining a huge database of 325,000 hotels in approximately 19,000 locations with a simple, intuitive user interface and modern features.
With the Hotels.com app, you can apply various search filter to only see the listings that match your requirements and budget. If you ever find yourself in an immediate need of a hotel room, you can use the convenient view to discover all the hotels around you. Booking hotel rooms with Hotels.com pays off because users are rewarded with one free night for every ten nights they book with the Hotels.com Rewards program. You can manage your active and previous bookings either from the app or by visiting Hotels.com.
When traveling abroad, nothing is more valuable than the experience shared by other travelers who have already visited the same place before. Considering its huge collection of over 500 million reviews and opinions, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better source of travel advice than TripAdvisor.
TripAdvisor is a comprehensive travel companion app, designed to be with you from the moment you pack your suitcase to the moment you lay down the beach towel. Before leaving, you can use it to find and book a great hotel room with the help of user-generated reviews, photos, and videos. Once you arrive at your destination, you can use it to find interesting places to visit, things to do, and delicious restaurants to try. The Near Me Now feature can help you discover points of interest in your vicinity, and the ability to download accurate maps of over 300 cities will come in handy when you find yourself struggling to get back to your hotel at 3 a.m.
Just like Hotels.com, Travelocity.com is another travel website and app owned by a subsidiary of Expedia. With Travelocity, you can also find and book hotels using precise search filters that let you customize the search results and sort them by price, reviews, or date. But apart from hotels, you can also book flights and rent cars to save even more money. All you need to do is enter your desired departure date and destination, and Travelocity will come up with a list of flights that match your preferences. You can then share your travel plans with friends and family via Travelocity’s itinerary sharing feature or access them by visiting Travelocity.com