Revealed: Use these 5 tricks to find your perfect hotel

Get more out of your hotel search. Find your hotel with KAYAK.co.uk

You know how the story goes: You spend hour after hour searching for the perfect hotel, trying to find a place that meets your specific criteria: It should be stylish but not too posh, it should be located in a vibrant part of town but not be too noisy, it should be cheap but not look it. After a while, you’re pulling your hair out in frustration and are about to throw your computer out the window. Well, not anymore.

Here at KAYAK we aim to help you make better travel decisions. By providing you with the right tools, KAYAK allows you to save time and money; and boy, have we got some useful tricks for you.

5 tricks to help you find the perfect hotel with KAYAK

Try following these 5 steps. Finding your ideal hotel has never been easier.

1. Use hotel filters

KAYAK hotel filter Narrow down your hotel search results in a specific city by using KAYAK’s fabulous filters. Which amenities are most important to you when staying at a hotel? Looking for free breakfast, an integrated pool, or a fitness centre? What about the ambience? Should the hotel be suitable for families or are you searching for a romantic getaway? KAYAK even lets you filter for property types such as hostels, motels, resorts, B&Bs and much more. Try using our filters now and find the hotel you are looking for.

Additional tip: You can choose to run a single filter by hovering your mouse over your chosen filter and selecting ‘only’.

2. Use map view

KAYAK hotels map view

The neighbourhood your hotel is located in is often as important as the hotel itself. If you’d like to stay close to the sights or be surrounded by the vibrant nightlife of the city – use KAYAK’s ‘map view’ feature during your hotel search to find the perfect spot in which to stay. Simply select your filter and look for hotels in the most colour saturated areas.

Additional tip: The map feature also comes in handy if you want to avoid crowded and noisy areas. Just select ‘Nightlife’ and choose a hotel which is away from the saturated areas.

KAYAK hotels heat map

3. Read hotel reviews

KAYAK hotel reviews

Are hotel stars not something you pay attention to when choosing your hotel? Click on the hotel you are interested in and find a comprehensive review list – a handy box which shows you overall guest ratings as well as a breakdown of ratings for specific hotel details. For those of you who want more personalised information, you can also read through the millions of verified hotel reviews available from people who’ve stayed in the hotel.

Additional tip: KAYAK doesn’t want to sell you anything which is why we don’t hide negative hotel reviews. We let you see them all, positive, negative and neutral, so that you can make the best decision for you.

4. Create hotel Price Alert

KAYAK hotel price alertDo you want to know when the price for a particularly amazing 5-star resort drops? Create a Price Alert for any hotel and get an email notification when the hotel rates change. Want to know when the hotel rates in the city of Chicago fall? You can even create a Price Alert for cities and landmarks. Plus, you get to choose between daily or weekly email notifications.

Additional tip: Price Alerts are available for flights as well.

KAYAK hotels

Find your perfect hotel with KAYAK ©PlusONE/shutterstock.com

5. Save on Private Deals

KAYAK private hotel deals

Save up to 35%: As a registered KAYAK user you have access to Private Deals from our hotel providers. Registering only takes you 30 seconds and is free.

Additional tip: As a registered user you can get even more out of your travel planning with KAYAK Trips. Stay tuned to find out more details next time.

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