I am the resident travel agent in our extended family. When someone is looking to buy a plane ticket, book a hotel or rent a car they tend to call me to search and find them a great deal. I can rattle off most of the airport codes in the United States and Europe and know to double check if a hotel has shuttle service and/or breakfast (among other things). Because of this I have spent a LOT of time on travel websites. Making airline reservations can be pretty straight forward, there isn’t a lot of variation in prices across websites. Hotels are a different ball of wax. My brother in law is planning a trip to Morocco next month and I have been designated travel agent. Part of his visit includes a weekend in Agadir, a city I’ve never been to. Armed with the knowledge that he wanted a few nights, a budget of $80 a night and that they would like beach access I set out to find a deal.
Room 77 is a new travel website that offers, based on input a listing of MANY websites hotel offerings in a specific city. I did not have any familiarity with this website before trying it out for this research assignment. Like most travel websites, the first page prompted me to input the city and travel dates, as well as discounts I may have. Once submitting the page brought up all of my hotel options.
I was impressed that the page constantly refreshes (but not in an annoying way) as it looks and finds better prices. Room 77 not only lists their best deals on hotels that meet your criteria; they also list their marketplace partners’ best prices, and whoever has the most affordable deal goes to the top of the list. Once this page appeared I could tailor my search by adjusting the top slider, selecting free wi-fi, hotels with free breakfast and adjusting the star ratings listed both by the hotel and from TripAdvisor. It’s also possible to check for hotels with free parking or hotels with free airport shuttles though I knew he would not be needing this. This is a great resource however my favorite aspect of this site is this page.
Once you select a hotel you are given more information about it. There is a multi-tab under the description. If you select the Room & Rates tab this is what you see. It lists the travel websites that have room at this hotel available. It also (and most importantly) includes what the room type is and the TOTAL cost for the room. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve found a “great” deal then clicked all the way through to find the rate is for a single twin bed or two twin beds and doesn’t include tax. This website cuts out so much of that fuss time. The Map & Location tab is also very helpful as it displays where the hotel is. If you’re not familiar with a city, this can be invaluable if you have a desire to be close to something, like say the beach. Of course it also includes images of the hotels and a list of amenities.
I really love how easy this website is to use and how much information it gathers – saving me a lot of time and money. I did find and book a room from this search. The booking process was easy, quick and confirmation was immediate. Never wonder whether you’ve gotten the best deal on your hotel room again. Check out Room 77 when planning your next travel adventure to Morocco or anywhere else!
Disclaimer: I am being compensated for this review. I was selected for participation in this campaign as a member of Clever Girls Collective.
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