Jul 29, 2011 113 reads by Navneet Kaushal

Quit using Google Maps to find that perfect hotel for your holiday or business trip. Google has introduced its new experimental search toolbar, Hotel Finder, to help you find your perfect hotel.

The filters available for populating hotels in the area are:

The features that make it easier for you to find that perfect hotel are:

  • Helping you figure out the right location.

Google does this by selecting an initial shape which encompasses all that is popular in the area and is worth checking out.

Google Hotel Finder offers you a 'Compared to typical' section. This section offers you comparison of hotel's current price and their historical average rates, to help you decide if the hotel is offering you a good deal.


  • Offers quick comparison

With this feature, once you have selected a hotel, Google will show you from within the list itself, a collage of images, Google Places reviews and key information. What's more, to help you flip through results quickly, you can use the keyboard shortcuts “J” and “K” too.


  • Offer you shortlisting options

While researching, you can add hotels to a shortlist. This will help you track hotels amidst the one's you liked.

Now that Hotel Finder's features have helped you pick your perfect hotel, Google offers you a selection of booking options. You can opt to book through a range of available Google partners or if you would rather make a direct booking with the hotel, you are free to do so as well.

Currently it's only made available for the U.S. locations. Google's Andrew McCarthy urges you, “If you’re planning a trip in the U.S. anytime soon, be sure to give Hotel Finder a spin”. You can also send Google feedback on your experience to help them enhance the feature.

Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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