I’m a happy Android user today, because Mobiata finally brought their popular iPhone hotel app to Android phones. With HotelPal, you can find, research and reserve hotel rooms directly from your phone, without having to mess around with mobile sites or other unfriendly hotel booking engines.
The process is simple – you can locate hotels based on your current location, or by entering a destination. The app then pulls up hotels from the Travelocity Partner Network and displays them based on price or distance.
Each hotel listing shows the current cheapest rate, along with a description of the property, available amenities and its address. On most properties, you also get a photo gallery showing the hotel and its rooms.
Once you find a suitable hotel, you can pick your preferred room/rate, and make a reservation. Before you submit your personal information, you even get an exact price quote, including taxes and fees, which should prevent nasty surprises.
As I said, I’m very happy that this app made it to the Android platform, as I consider it a “must have” for any traveler, and an important part of any emergency app arsenal.
HotelPal is free of charge, and is available in the Android Market by searching for HotelPal or by scanning this QR code.