Google has introduced a new experimental service, Hotel Finder, which allows users to find their specific choice of hotels based on a set of criteria. This service enables users to select from amongst a variety of hotels based on preferences including price, rating and location.
Google's new Experiment: Hotel Finder
Google has outlined a few simple steps to go about the whole process. First up, users need to draw simple shapes to define the neighbourhood that interests them. A list featuring the hotels in the vicinity including their price, class and user rating pops up. Google maps also enable viewing of popular locations and it highlights those areas that are currently trending. Clicking on the hotels gives a brief overview of the hotel, its address, and a few images and reviews by Google users. Visitors to the site can then add the hotel to a shortlist, book it or write a review. The shortlist feature allows users to add hotels for a quick review later on. To choose between hotels; location, date, price and hotel class, tabs are provided.
As this is currently in experimental mode, Google’s Hotel Finder service is available in the US only. However, it would be interesting if Google plans to roll out this service in India in the near future.