With the Holiday season approaching, a number of people will be thinking about heading out of town. For some, this will be the opportunity to reconnect with friends and family while for others, the Holidays provide a great opportunity to get away and take a winter break. Whatever your reason for travelling during the next few weeks, there are a number of Android apps designed to help you find the perfect place to stay. Be it a five-star hotel or a local B&B, there are some really great apps that are worth checking out and here are ten of the best hotel apps for Android.
Hotels.com – Hotel Booking
Hotels.com is one of the most popular hotel booking sites on the internet and likewise, the app version is proving to be one of the most popular hotel booking apps. Which is not surprising as the app claims to have access to 510,000 hotels spanning 200 countries, as well as 20,000 last minute deals on hotels. So there is a very good chance the Hotels.com app will have the hotel you are looking for.
trivago – Hotel Search
trivago is always a good choice when searching for a hotel. One of the benefits of using trivago other some of the other options is that this one searches all the hotel websites for you. So instead of just getting results from Hotels.com or Booking.com, this one will look to offer you a price comparison of over 250 booking sites.
Hotel Tonight – Amazing Deals
Hotel Tonight is another popular hotel booking site and especially for those looking for late deals on last-minute rooms. If that is the situation you often find yourself in, then the Hotel Tonight – Amazing Deals might be the app for you. The booking system is quick and easy and the app is able to generate hand-picked selections which might help to make the booking process even quicker. Not to mention, the app offers 24/7 support for those times when you need quick and effective help.
Booking.com Hotel Reservations
Another highly popular and widely used hotel booking site is Booking.com and they too have an Android app to make the process of securing your next hotel room a lot easier. In fact, the Booking.com app is a really polished affair and so if you are looking for a more fluid and routinely updated app, then this is one to check out. An even better reason is that Booking.com claims they have more than 1,000,000 properties on file. So are you sure to find somewhere to suit your needs and budget.
Hotwire Hotel & Car Rental App
Anyone familiar with Hotwire, will know they do more than just hotels and can also easily help you find the best prices on a car rental for your trip as well. In fact, when it comes to pricing, that it one of the app's biggest selling points as the Hotwire Hotel & Car Rental App is all about getting the right hotel at the right price. Likewise, if you cannot find the right hotel at the right price, right now, then the app does offer price alerts – so you can be notified when the prices at your favorite hotels drop.
LateRooms: Find Hotel Deals
With a name like 'LateRooms', you would expect this app to offer you the ability to search hotels last minute, and it does. However, the app is a fully fledged hotel search app, so regardless of whether you are searching for somewhere to stay next week or next summer, LateRooms will be able to help. Although if you are looking for a room on very short notice, then this is certainly one to try out.
SPG: Starwood Hotels & Resorts
This app won't be an app for everyone as it does not offer a comprehensive rounding up of all available hotels in your area. That is largely because this is a Starwood Hotels & Resort app. Which means that it primarily focuses on the Starwood family of hotels – which includes Westin, Sheraton, W Hotels, and more. However, that does still account for close to 1,100 hotels and resorts throughout 100 countries. So it is likely there will be one near you. Where this app comes to life though, is if you are an SPG member. Then the app has multiple additional benefits as well as great prices and deals exclusive to SPG members.
IHG Hotel Booking & Deals
Likewise, if you are not a fan of SPG associated hotels and prefer the IHG way of doing things, then the IHG Hotel Booking & Deals up will be the one for you. Like the SPG app, this is a brand-dedicated app, although the IHG brand list does include many of the big and well-known hotel chains including InterContinental, Hotel Indigo, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, and more. In fact, IHG state that with the app you have access to over 4,600 hotels throughout 100 countries. And like the SPG app, you can expect to find exclusive member deals and prices so it is worth checking out if you are already an IHG member.
Of course, then there is the official Hilton app. If you are a member of Hilton's HHonors program then this will be the app you will want to download. Like the SPG and IHG options, this one also includes a variety of known hotel chains, such as Hilton, Waldorf Astoria, Conrad, DoubleTree, Embassy Suites, and more. As such you do gain access to exclusive deals and prices at all of these hotels, as well as some additional and useful features – like being able to use your smartphone as a 'Digital Key' to enter your hotel room
Of course, if all else fails there's always Airbnb. Technically speaking, while Airbnb is not strictly a hotel service and does not provide access to hotel rooms per se, it does offer an affordable and popular alternative to mainstream vacationing. So if you are looking for somewhere to stay and you cannot find the right place (or at the right price) through the other apps and traditional means, then Airbnb might just be the one for you.