The Top 2 Best Online Sites to Visit for Hotel Bookings 2018

Booking a hotel reservation can be quite a task in itself particularly if you are looking to find the best deals available.

Nowadays, there are a number of online booking sites for hotels available that you can easily access to check out the available rates and deals on offer at your most convenient time.

The bad news is that since there is more than a handful, comparing the best site to book from based on price watch, price matching, and possible rewards plans can be a task in itself.

The good news is that this post aims to simplify the task for you by providing you with our top 2 choices based on ease of use, available listings, price matching, price watch, and rewards plans.

Hotels.com

Our top choice for the best online hotel booking service due to the ease of finding search results and booking a hotel would be Hotels.com.

Pros

Easy and simple search process. Visitors are only required to enter the destination city, travel dates, number of rooms needed, and the number of adults and/or children staying.

The sort and filter options allow you to sort the search by Hotel.com favorites, star rating, guest rating (in collaboration with TripAdvisor), price, and/or distance from more than one landmark.

The deal of the day is highlighted to catch your attention, so you won’t miss the booking opportunity. It is the perfect place to start looking for the best deals that can provide you with more than the average discounted rates.

Other accommodations such as hostels are also available for booking.

You can set up an alert to be notified if the price goes down.

Membership is not required but you might want to reconsider since members get special pricing offers that are not available to non-members.

Easy and straightforward rewards program with free sign up. Book and stay for 10 nights and you get 1 night free at a participating hotel. Frequent travelers can be bumped up to Silver or Gold rewards program levels based on the applicable rewards program rules.

You can also book a package with Hotel.com such as booking a hotel and a flight altogether.

Cons

Hotel.com does not allow you to book rental cars.

Orbitz.com

Second from the top of the list is Orbitz.com since it provides visitors with the chance to book hotels, flights, and rental cars altogether.

Pros

Visitors can search, sort, and filter by location, price, amenities offered, and even package discount rates.

Other accommodations such as hostels or apartments are available for booking.

Easily book a hotel, flight, and rental car at the same time for great savings.

Tickets to local attractions and even cruises are available.

The rewards program is offered in 3 tiers where you get to earn a percentage back from each purchase you made. The earned amount or “Orbucks” can be used for future Orbitz.com bookings. Depending on the promotion, Orbitz.com allows you to double or even triple the amount you earn for the purchase.

Cons

No price watch feature.

Shows listings that are already fully booked.

There is a restriction to the amount of Orbucks earned at each reward program tier.

How about you? What is your preferred online booking site?