Momondo.com is a great source for finding the best hotel deals, because Momondo offers “true price transparency before you actually purchase your hotel room, and all search engine results are compiled into one search in one screen; so you don’t have to check multiple windows,” says Martin Lumbye, Momondo.com Partner.
Momondo’s filtering features make your hotel search even more user-friendly. Once you start the accommodations’
You can choose:
*Hotel Type: Hotel, Hostel, Apartment, Residence, Other
*Star Rating: You can select one or more star rating categories from 1 to 5.
*Room Type: Studio, Standard, Superior, Suite, Apartment, Unknown
*Bed Type: Single, Double, Twin, Twin Double, Triple, Quadruple, Unspecified
*Meal Type: No meal, Breakfast Included, Other
This feature allows you to select both the number of adults and children when you do the hotel search on Momondo.
You can see the hotels appearing on a city map and receive your results by:
*Distance to the City Center
*Distance to the Airport
*Hotel Name (alphabetically)
Results appear in “real time.” Therefore, as your search is being made, and the colorful wheel spins at the top, a thumb-nail sized wheel below the map, to the left (above the hotel type criteria), explains the results as they are coming in:
*How many hotels are being searched
*What percentage of the search remains
*Which hotel sites are being searched at that moment.
*Stop: If you feel you have enough hotels, you can stop the search at any time.
Comparison results will appear from the different search-engines scanned, with the lowest price in green and higher prices in orange. The results will also often indicate the applicable room type. You can then click on the link and log into that result on the offer’s site for further details and actual booking.
Sample Hotel Rates from Momondo Searches in Select Cities
Although hotel prices are subject to change, the below are some super sample prices to some hot summer travel destinations:
Orlando, Florida: For Saturday and Sunday, August 7-9, the Ramada Plaza Orlando Resort is offering a per room rate of $58.
New York City: For Saturday and Sunday, August 7-9, the Four-Star World Center Hotel, walking distance from Tribeca, is offering a rate as low as of $159 per night on “Booking.com.”
London, UK: For Saturday and Sunday, August 7-9, the Three-Star Nottinghill Gate Hotel, close to Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, is offering a single including breakfast, for as low at $70 per night via “LateRooms.com.”
Paris, France: Saturday and Sunday, August 7-9, the Three-Star Beaugrenelle Tour Eiffel, on the left bank, close to the river Seine and the Eiffel Tower, is just $84 per night, single, via Venere.com
Tokyo: For Saturday and Sunday, August 7-9, the Three-Star Hotel Mystays Ochanomizu in the Akihabara electronics district is offering single rooms for as low as $87 per night via “LateRooms.com”
City Guides / “Go Color Your City”
Additional hotel information can be found in Momondo’s user generated City Guides, with ambient color emphasis. For example, in a review of the Dolder Grand Hotel in Zurich, Switzerland, under the headline “Recommended Places from Users Around the World,” a Momondo user comments: “recently renovated and updated … most fantastic feature is the massive spa”. Then, to emphasize further, the user chose the color turquoise to describe her personal feelings related to the special ambience of that particular place.
Some location recommendations appear as themed articles. Examples include comments and descriptions of:
Beach Life in the Metropole: London: http://www.momondo.com/
Korean Cuisine in New York: http://www.momondo.com/
Posh Sipping at Paris Speak Easies
Favorite Fountains in Rome