Google has been slowly improving their travel tools and now just launched new features for Google Flights and Hotel Finder. The Hotel Finder is very impressive. For instance, with a few clicks, I can find 828 hotels in Los Angeles. I can then sort the results by price, star rating, user rating, or price compared to usual. I was able to find a great room at the W Hotel in Hollywood for tonight for only $118. Google says that price is 56 percent lower than the usual price.
Google also added an incredible new feature that allows you to check out the neighborhood around the hotel you select. It is very handy for first time visitors who are looking for a walk-able location, like Hollywood. You can even draw your own custom map area to find a hotel that meets all of your needs. You can now even search an area by brand if you are a Hilton Honors or Marriott Rewards collector.
Because of the new search features, be sure to take a few minutes and review the information for your hotel and make sure everything is correct. Also, make sure all of your features are listed. Potential guests will now search for things like ‘downtown Los Angeles, 3 stars or more, and free wi-fi’. If you do not have free wi-fi listed as a feature of your hotel, you will miss out on potential reservations. Be sure to also take a minute to review your star ratings, and your internet reputation.
Source: Google Flights
Source: Hotel Finder