Unveiling My Ultimate Travel Hack: Hotels.com

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When it comes to travel planning all year round, Hotels.com is my main source when it comes to traveling. Since we are coming up on the holiday season, I figured this would be a great time to express why I love Hotels.com for travel planning. I have been using Hotels.com for quite some time and it has saved me so much when booking my stay.

I always use it when booking for events like New York Fashion Week. This holiday season, I will be spending time in New York City because let’s face it, New York is the place to be when it comes to Christmas. Seeing all the beautiful decorations, the shopping and building wonderful memories, it wouldn’t be possible without Hotels.com. Here is how to simply book your next hotel stay with Hotels.com.


To use Hotels.com, you can simply go to the website Hotels.com or download the app on your smartphone or tablet. Personally, I love using my laptop to view the site because I feel like it’s more user-friendly, but please do whatever works for you. Once you are on the front page of the site, the first thing you want to do is enter your destination, travel dates and select the number of guests then click search.


Search For Your Dream Room

A list of available hotel accommodations comes up like the pricing, photos of the hotel, a brief description, ratings, and reviews that match your search criteria. There’s even a heart in the upper corner of the hotel photo on each listing for you to save your favorites and come back to it to compare prices and rooms if needed. I tend to heart many of the hotels that catch my interest which is extremely helpful to check out for future travels.

On the left side you will see an option to further refine your search by filter. For instance, you can filter by price per night from the minimum to the maximum, by location, amenities, and star rating, I personally love filtering out my search results before booking because I can find specifically what I’m looking for when it comes to browsing for a great hotel. I do recommend reading the reviews before booking a hotel stay so you know what to expect. Reviews are written by other travelers, so you know they are going to keep it real.


Reserve Your Spot

Once you find your desired accommodation, select the “Reserve” button. Some hotel accommodations may not have a reserve button as you may see “Select and customize” button instead. Select it as it will give you special options before being prompted to enter all of your personal details and payment information to proceed.


Hotels.com Booking Completed

Congratulations! You just learned how to book your reservation through Hotels.com. Once it’s completed, you will receive a confirmation email from Hotels.com highlighting all the reservation details. I highly recommend checking the email to make sure everything selected is correct and to keep for your records. You also have the option to view your booking on the Hotels.com app or website, where you can update changes or cancel the reservation if needed.

Hotels.com at Marriott

What I Love About Hotels.com

There are several reasons I love Hotels.com. First, I love how easy and user-friendly it is to book a room. I have the app downloaded to my phone just in case I need to update a reservation or need to book a room on the go. Additionally, I always score the best hotel deals with great accommodations to fit my budget. Using Hotels.com has definitely saved me money when traveling to other cities for influencer and fashion-related events.

Payment Options

I love how Hotels.com offer flexible payment options where you can select to pay now or later. With Hotels.com, you also have the option to split your payment between credit cards. It really comes in handy if you use a travel rewards credit cards like American Express or Capital One.

Loyalty Rewards Program

I love the rewards loyalty program with Hotels.com. The loyalty program is such a great way for travelers to earn rewards. How it works is for every 10 nights you book a room through Hotels.com, you get one free night which can be redeemed worldwide. This is a great way to save money and enjoy the luxury of a free night’s stay with accommodation. I highly recommend signing up for their newsletter to receive exclusive offers. Hotels.com frequently sends promotional deals and discounts to help save money.

Customer Support

The Hotels.com customer support team is extremely professional. The team is available 24/7 and always answers my questions or concerns I have when it comes to booking. They can answer any questions you may have about booking or the loyalty rewards program. The customer support team can be reached by either email or by phone.


Hands down to Hotels.com being my favorite online travel agency when it comes to booking my room. I can book a hotel anytime, anyplace with its user-friendly site and competitive rates. The loyalty rewards program with Hotels.com is something to consider for your next travel. Are you ready to check out Hotels.com for yourself? Click here to book your next hotel stay or click the image below to book best last-minute deals.



  1. November 16, 2023 / 3:59 PM

    We’ve used Hotels.com a few times for travel planning and it was really easy to use and had great prices.

    • shakiastylediary
      November 16, 2023 / 5:29 PM

      Yes most definitely! Hotels.com is so user-friendly and the prices are awesome.

  2. Amber Myers
    November 16, 2023 / 5:00 PM

    I can see why hotels.com would come in handy. I will keep it in mind when we travel.

    • shakiastylediary
      November 16, 2023 / 5:30 PM

      Most definitely! You would love it.

  3. November 16, 2023 / 5:10 PM

    I’ve used a couple of the other booking sites but have never tried this one. I will have to check it out for my upcoming trip.

    • shakiastylediary
      November 16, 2023 / 5:31 PM

      Awesome! I know you will love it!

  4. Tara Pittman
    November 16, 2023 / 6:32 PM

    Hotels.com is a great place to explore hotels. They have pictures that make it easier to choose my hotel.

    • shakiastylediary
      November 16, 2023 / 8:19 PM

      Yes absolutely! The pictures are always so helpful on Hotels.com.

  5. November 16, 2023 / 7:45 PM

    Marriotts are usually a good choice. I have a trip coming up so i’ll look on hotels.

    • shakiastylediary
      November 16, 2023 / 8:23 PM

      Marriott’s are good hotels! Definitely! I know you will find great rates.

  6. Melissa Cushing
    November 17, 2023 / 9:00 AM

    It seems like a super helpful tool when planning your trips! I will keep this in mind when I finally get a vacation planned 😉

    • shakiastylediary
      November 17, 2023 / 10:26 AM

      It definitely is a helpful tool for travel planning! I think you will love it!🙂

  7. November 17, 2023 / 11:45 AM

    I love the fact that hotel.com is budget friendly, And you would be able to see the rooms that you are getting, And it is a great tool to have when planning for your next vacation. thanks for sharing.

    • shakiastylediary
      November 17, 2023 / 7:48 PM

      Your very welcome! Yes Hotels.com is very budget friendly and seeing the rooms is a great feature.

  8. November 17, 2023 / 1:43 PM

    our detailed guide makes it a breeze to navigate through, and I’m already envisioning stress-free travel adventures. The flexibility in payment options, especially the ability to split payments, is a game-changer.

    • shakiastylediary
      November 17, 2023 / 7:38 PM

      Yes! Booking a hotel is a breeze! The split payment is one of my favorite options. A definite game changer.

  9. vidya
    November 17, 2023 / 2:24 PM

    i have used hotels.com too a few times and it definitely is user friendly

    • shakiastylediary
      November 17, 2023 / 7:40 PM

      Yes most definitely a user-friendly.

  10. November 17, 2023 / 2:48 PM

    Thanks for sharing your experience with Hotels.com. I’ll definitely check it out for my upcoming trips🙂.

    • shakiastylediary
      November 17, 2023 / 7:41 PM

      You’re very welcome! I’m so glad! I know you will love it🙂

  11. November 18, 2023 / 8:43 PM

    Hotels dot com is a great place to find hotels within your budget. I like that I can also read the reviews before booking a room.

    • shakiastylediary
      November 19, 2023 / 5:15 AM

      Absolutely! Reading the reviews before booking a room is definitely my favorite feature.

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