Now, when it comes to hotel bookings, I always navigate to my old faithful sites that offer loyal programs to book with points. My favorites are Hyatt, Hilton, and Marriott (formerly Starwood Perferred Guest). Then, search giant Google said wait, what about us. Enter Google Hotels.
Now, you have all the power of Google to search for any hotel in world via a simple search interface. Just input your destination and dates and boom, hotel search in all its beauty.
Lets take a look at a sample trip to Paris. As you can see from the screenshots below, a very user friendly display of hotels and map is quickly available. I believe the inclusion of the Google Map will set Google apart. They have arguably the most powerful, user friendly, detailed, and up to day maps in the world.
As far as functionality goes, you can filter for price, guest rating, a host of amenities, and actually under ‘More filters’, Hotels or Vacation rentals. Yes, vacation rentals. Watch out AirBnb, Google Hotels is coming for you.
I am super excited about the release of Google Hotels. In my opinion, this site will rise in usage extremely quickly just like Google Flights. Google has the best search and best integration of any tool currently out. I will still use TripAdvisor for customer reviews, but Google Hotels will be my first stop. What about you?