Trivago hotels app

This item appears on page 72 of the June 2011 issue.

The hotel “meta-search” engine has an application that allows smartphone users to search the Internet for hotel rooms while on the road.

Trivago pulls rates from 53 booking sites (such as LateRooms,, and covers more than 500,000 hotels worldwide. Searches can be filtered by hotel name or brand; star rating; maximum price; region, and distance from key locations plus, with phones that have GPS, for the user’s immediate area.

The site includes price comparisons, info about each hotel and access to reviews and ratings. There are various websites linked to check availability of and book rooms. Download the free app “Trivago Hotel Search” at smartphone app sites.