My buddy Dave at the BRG blog turned me on to this site and I’m looking for opinions. I have always been a Kayak fan, but Dave thinks this may have some benefits. He is now recommending both sites for a complete search of hotel rates. I trust Dave’s judgement on using both these search engines for the best possible hotel results. Try this new one and tell me what you think? There are sites in here, we are not used to using.
They have rates for 900,000 hotels worldwide. The format looks very similar to the kayak hotel search but does not offer the filter by hotel chain.
My test searches were for Columbia, SC on December 16th for Shannon’s graduation. Hotelscombined.com came up with 78 hotels and Kayak had 113, although some were definitely outlying areas. It does look like they offer a different set of sites they are searching, including Priceline and others we don’t typically find in a Kayak search..
My second test was Savannah Georgia for April 6th 2009. Kayak had 165 different hotels and HotelsCombined.com had only 101 options, but again from different booking engines.
I look forward to your comments on the HotelsCombined.com website.
Off to the Big Island Saturday the 6th
It was fantastic. I’m moving my opinion of the Sheraton Poipu Beach way up. Maybe it was the weather, the perfect water temperature, the scenery? The day was perfect.
I finished my John Grisham, listened to Zepillin, Joplin, Etta James, Los Lonely Boys, Ray Charles, Melissa Etheridge, Whitney Houston, Johnny Lang, Brooks and Dunn and the rest of the gang this afternoon in the sun, then shade, with the perfect breeze.
Katy slipped in a malapropism, and called the island Ka WOW ee.
I think she was right on the money.
And now off to Waikoloa and the 42 acre Hilton property. It is a huge complex with lots of walking room and privacy. If it is as sparsely populated as this place, we’ll find plenty of peace and quiet.