Excellent for searching
- Posted by jessicadally September 12, 2011
- Recommended for Road Warriors
You'd expect a good app from Expedia. Travel is what they do and indeed you will get a great app. The first time I downloaded this however it crashed. A delete and reinstall seems to have fixed the problem so I’ll still mark this one as awesome.
Once you search for a city it's saved in your past searches, making typing it again no longer necessary. From there the ability to change the dates of a booking is obvious and visual. No need for a calendar pull down, just drag your finger to select the dates you're looking for. Your results are returned in either list or map format, depending on how you left your last search.
Switching over to the map you can zoom in on an area in your city and press the search map button and voila! You have just the hotels in that area. Switch back to the list and you can see the details listed out for you. In either screen you can set filters to include price, miles from an area, the number of stars and how highly rated the hotel is. The best part of this app is that it shows you pictures of each location. With several for each hotel you really get a feel for what you’re getting. Sure, like a real estate listing it’s probably better in picture than it is in person but you can still see that 1970’s bed spread which likely means 1970’s carpet and the like. One of the best apps around for really digging into an area’s hotels when you’re not familiar. From the looks of it the pricing is right as well.
I will add that I haven't had a chance to book via the app but usually I just use these things for quotes. We'll see how it goes when I go to book.