Google Hotel Finder Locates Hotels Based On Travel Time To Major Attractions

Google Hotel Finder Locates Hotels Based On Travel Time To Major Attractions


Last year, Google rolled out Hotel Finder, a service that was pretty useful even in its
US-only version. Not only has the service expanded to include international destinations including Australia, it also now lets you search for a hotel by entering the name of a popular attraction and showing hotels within a given distance of that location by public transport.

Obviously that particular service is of limited use in Australia, since only a handful of cities offer public transport information via Google Maps (a perennial source of complaint around these parts). However, the ability to see hotels directly near a given location is still useful. The default travel time option for public transport is 20 minutes, but you can tweak this.

Having identified potential hotels, I suspect I’d be searching via other tools to see if I could score a better deal and to get other reviews. Finding a decent hotel that’s convenient and affordable requires effort, but Google’s tool isn’t a bad place to start.

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