How to Reveal Which Hotel You’ll Get on Hotwire

Budget Travel’s Sean O’Neill reveals a few tools that help travelers pull back the sheet on “hidden” hotel booking sites such as Hotwire.com:

My fave tool is Bid Goggles, a pet project by some travelers and computer programmers. After you’ve targeted a promising deal on Hotwire, copy the mystery hotel’s amenities, star rating, and neighborhood into the Bid Goggles tool open in a separate browser tab or window. The site matches the Hotwire description with the description of similar hotels that other travelers have visited.

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4 Responses

  1. Alice Phillips

    Good resource, but can you not just Google the titles? Loads of sites out there claiming to help reveal the name… http://www.secrethotels.eu give a decent bit of advice about local area, but no name, no exact location! Ahhhh!!!

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