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Pros / Travelocity gives you the average price for hotels in the area your looking to help you spot value options.

Cons / You won't find last-minute deals on this hotel booking site.

 Verdict / Travelocity is an all-in-one travel site that helps you tailor your hotel search to include what's important to you down to the last detail.

Whether you’re planning a business trip to New York or backpacking through Europe, you can book hotels, flights, rental cars and cruises through Travelocity, an online hotel booking service. When you begin a search, the site shows the average price for hotels in the area you’re looking, and because it’s a full-service travel site, rates drop when you add reservations for flights, rental cars or activities.

In the panel at the top of the hotel search, Travelocity shows the average prices for three-, four- and five-star hotels wherever you want to stay. This provides a guideline for which hotels have the best deals. You can organize hotels by lowest or highest price, guest rating, name, star rating, neighborhood, and popularity and compare them with the average price. We found Travelocity's prices are quite a bit higher, on average, than those of the other sites we tested.

The categories on the left of the search bar narrow the results to include only the features you want. You can check multiple boxes and show results based on hotel class, price, neighborhood, accommodation type, amenities and accessibility features. Most of these are common sorting criteria found on the best hotel booking websites, but it's harder to find hotel search sites that lets you focus on the type of property you want. With Travelocity, you can choose to see only the available condos, bed and breakfasts, apartments, or private vacation homes in the area.

This hotel booking site lists the most important information in the hotel profile, including images, star rating and hotel policies. The hotel pages are detailed and include two maps. The first pieces of information you see when you click on a search result are hotel pictures, ratings and prices. The hotel images are initially small to keep the page orderly, but they expand so you can have a closer look.

Travelocity is more than just a hotel reservation site. It can help you book a variety of reservations around the world. In fact, pairing your hotel reservation with a flight or car lowers its rate. The service’s travel packages have one flat rate and a list of included three- and four-star hotels. Travelocity doesn't offer a loyalty program or last-minute deals in the traditional sense – you can't earn rewards by booking trips through this site or save money by letting the site book you whatever's available at the last second, but if you have an account, you may receive email promotions and deals.

Travelocity's main source for customer support is the FAQs section on its website. The questions are divided by topic, so it’s easy to find answers. If you still have questions, you can contact support by email or phone.

Summary

Travelocity's best feature is that it displays the average price of hotels in the area you are looking to help you distinguish good deals from mediocre ones. Although its prices are a bit higher than those on other sites and you can't earn rewards, there are still ways to save money through the service such as by signing up for promotional emails and bundling flights and rental cars with your hotel.

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