Flight-finder apps may be a dime a dozen, but The new hotels option is a breeze to use too. Click that and it finds your current location, or you can specify somewhere instead. Select the amount of guests and nights and you’ll get a map (or list) of local hotels from which to choose. Green circles on the map signify ‘cheap’ hotels, blue means average, and red ones are ‘pricey’. Once again, it’s simple and efficient. Click on a specific hotel and you can read reviews courtesy of TripAdvisor and click a link to book them directly through an external website.
Overall, Hipmunk offers a reliable and efficient way to search for flights and hotels. It’s clarity and simplicity make it very easy to use and there’s even an option to complete your transaction at your computer if you don’t feel secure paying for a flight or hotel over your smartphone or tablet. Although it funnels you out to other sources to buy your flights or make your hotel reservations, and there’s no way to take advantage of package deals which sites like Travelocity or Expedia offer (which can save a lot of money), it’s still a great app to use when making those initial steps to find a flight or room.