Instead of combining through a number of different booking websites to find the best deals available, HotelsCombined created a one-stop search engine to help travelers get the best bang for their buck. Their innovative technology has cut down the time prospective travelers need to plan their upcoming trip. They have helped millions of travelers over the course of the last decade book and manage their travel accommodations. Over 307 million travelers used HotelsCombined last year.
- Comparison tool
- Membership perks
- Advanced and basic search
HotelsCombined is a complete comparison tool that allows travelers to quickly identify the rates and accommodations they want for their next trip. Their service has taken the time and headache out of researching and planning vacations through their innovative technology. Each year, HotelsCombined helps millions of people book trips to some of the most popular cities in the world.
The technology HotelsCombined uses to quickly compare rates and disclose that information for travelers is what makes the service so dependable and effective. Their system instantly cuts through availability and prices from top travel websites including: Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Agoda, Venere, LateRooms, and several more. In just one search, travelers can see all of the information they nee to make the best reservations decisions.
Creating an account with HotelsCombined and subsequently becoming a "member" of the HotelsCombined platform is also a draw to their service. Those that provide some basic personal and contact information will be able to enjoy the following:
- Hot hotel deals sent directly to a traveler's email
- Save searches functionality to view recent inquiries
- My Wishlist - save dream vacations and book later
- Recently viewed feature that provides travel inspiration
- Trending - users can see where other travelers are going
To ensure the best rates for their customers, HotelsCombined offers a "Best Price" guarantee to all of their users. If a customer who booked through HotelsCombined finds a cheaper rate somewhere else (through a reputable provider), HotelsCombined will refund the difference.
Advanced and Basic Search
The search and mobile capabilities are also benefits to using HotelsCombined. Users can make basic or advanced searches to find the right accommodations for their circumstances. To narrow results, travelers can quickly filter listings. Additionally, customers can download their mobile app on iPhones, iPads, Android and Windows phone devices. The mobile app allows for on-the-go reservations and management.
- Rewards program
- Cancellation policy
One pitfall to the HotelsCombined service is that they do not offer a rewards program to keep their customers. Other hotel booking websites work to keep their customers happy by providing an additional incentive to booking with them. At this time, HotelsCombined does not offer this type of service. Users can still use their travel credit cards to book their accommodations, but they will not earn additional rewards through HotelsCombined.
While HotelsCombined does have a somewhat flexible cancellation policy, not all listings qualify for refunds. That means if a travel plan does not work out for a traveler, they may be out the money they spent on the reservation. HotelsCombined does not offer a travel protection/insurance option to purchase in an effort to combat this issue.