Booking with Roomkey Offers More than Just Low Rates

roomkey_couple sitting by ocean watching sunsetWe’re gonna cut right to the chase here: Roomkey helps you get lower rates on hotel rooms. But we do more than just that. We also provide a search experience that’s better for you than what you get on other multi-brand travel search sites.

Here are nine reasons to check out Roomkey next time you’re on the hunt for a hotel room…

We Help You Get the Best Price

1. Compare discounted rates from hotel loyalty programs.

Roomkey is the only hotel search site that shows you discounted loyalty member rates from multiple hotel chains at once. Hotel loyalty memberships come with some pretty great perks (we outlined a few here) as well as the ability to snag the lowest rates for your room. Not a member of any hotel? Find out which loyalty program is best for you or just sign up for them all to get low rates wherever you stay. Then use Roomkey to compare those rates side to side.

2. Confirm the total price (no surprises at checkout).

“Uh, duh,” you’re saying, “that’s literally what I’m here for.” But that’s not to be taken for granted. Many online travel agencies (OTAs) and other hotel search sites will show you nightly hotel fares, but they won’t include taxes and fees until you’re at checkout. At that point, you already have your credit card in hand; you’re committed. But the sticker shock of the total price makes you infuriated. We recognize that this is frustrating, so we’ve created a search experience that doesn’t do that. We give you a full breakdown of the total hotel rate before you book to prevent all of that from happening. Like this:

roomkey hotel rate breakdown

3. Set Price Alerts to find out when prices drop.

You’re on top of it. No last-minute bookings this time; you’re ahead of the game. You have the destination picked, and you’re starting to search for places to stay. Maybe you have a few hotel locations on the short list. Now, take those hotels and set up Price Alerts. Roomkey offers this free service so you can book your hotel when you’re ready. Simply flag the hotels you want us to watch, and we’ll track those prices like it’s our job. When the hotel rate for your trip drops, we’ll let you know so you can book the lower price.

We Help You Search Hotels in a Way that Makes Sense

4. Use Roomkey’s map feature to see hotels in your desired area.

This one may seem like a no-brainer, but not all hotel search sites offer a way to search for hotels using a map. We know that location is one of the most important factors when considering which hotel to book, so we’ve made that easy and intuitive. On Roomkey.com, you’ll see hotel listings with rates and details on the left and a map with hotel location pins on the right. Hotel listings will update as you move the map and scroll in or out. So, zoom in on that ideal location, and book a hotel that you’re sure is where you want to be.

5. Filter hotels based on hotel brand and amenities.

If you have preferences, we respect that. Filter your search based on hotels that offer specific amenities, so you only see hotels that are a good fit. Need to make sure there’s parking? Check! Want a pool for the kids? Check! You can also filter based on specific hotel brands if you have favorites. Better yet, filter by all the hotels that fit under a certain loyalty program. Are you a Hilton Honors member as well as a Marriott Bonvoy member? Sort by only the hotels that will earn you either HHonors or Bonvoy points, and compare loyalty rates for just those programs you’re a part of.

6. Search without the gimmicks.

Many popular travel booking sites have been known to pressure you into booking hotels by using urgency messaging. These sell tactics are meant to trigger your FOMO and urge you to book before you might be ready. We don’t think this creates a very pleasant search experience for the traveler, so we created a simple and honest search platform aimed at eliminating stress. See just the facts you need, presented in a way that makes sense.

We Help You Pick the Hotel That’s Right For You

7. See user ratings and reviews for each hotel.

We’ve partnered with TrustYou, a guest feedback and hotel reputation tool, to show you real user reviews and ratings for the hotels on our site. We love how these reviews are non-biased and also summarized in a way that’s easy to read and understand. Here’s an example:

8. Review detailed amenities for each hotel.

You want to know as many details as you can about where you’ll be staying. We get it! With our amenities list, you’ll know whether to pack your workout sneakers in order to hit up the hotel gym or not. We can’t guarantee that you’ll use them, but you’ll know if it’s an option or not.

9. Book directly with the hotel.

We talk about this all the time, but it’s nothing to underestimate. Booking directly with the hotel instead of through a third-party site like Expedia ensures the best customer service, a more flexible travel experience, and a better price. To read more about the benefits of booking direct, check out our blog post about it here. Once you’re thoroughly convinced, head over to Roomkey.com and get to searching. When you find a hotel you want, we take you to the hotel’s website where you’ll complete your booking with them. No middlemen here! Book your room at the source. That’s the best way to secure your room, your rate, and your loyalty points too.

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