Booking a hotel room isn’t always the simplest experience. In fact, it can often be quite frustrating. There’s nothing worse than forgetting to book you’re hotel room for the big convention only to find that they’re all sold out. That usually sets off a mad scramble to find something nearby. The Hotel Alerts app takes away a lot of the frustration you would normally associate with trying to book a hotel room at the last minute. This is a free app and it’s compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
The travel booking section of the App Store is full of countless options that claim to be able to make your trip planning a lot easier. The problem with most of them is that they’re far too complicated – they attempt to be the go to application for every aspect of your personal or business getaway. Hotel Alerts breaks away from the crowd. This app was developed with one purpose in mind – helping you book the hotel of your choice as soon as it becomes available.
What I really liked about this app is that you don’t have to sign up for anything. They don’t ask for all your personal details. The only thing they need is either your email or your cell phone number to text you when your hotel becomes available. Which method you choose for receiving your notifications is entirely up to you. This app only requires 9.1 MB of free space on your IOS device.
How it Works
Hotel Alerts may be one of the simplest travel booking apps you’ll ever use. When you open the app you’ll be presented with two choices: new alerts, and my alerts. Simply tap on the one you want to access. If you’re using the app for the first time you’ll obviously want to choose new alerts to get started. If there’s a specific hotel you’re looking for you can use it to define your search, otherwise you can simply search for a hotel in the city you’re traveling to. Then all you have to do is choose the dates you’d like to book for and tap on lookup to get started.
Once you’ve saved your alert you can check on it anytime within the app, but you can also ask the app to alert you when your desired room becomes available. You can have the app notify you by email or by text to your cell phone, or you can simply set it up to send a push notification to your IOS device once your room is available. I really liked this last option. Essentially you can be notified when you’re hotel is available without ever divulging any personal information. This is very unusual, and very refreshing. I found the app worked well no matter which city I chose anywhere in the world.
Doesn’t require you to sign up or provide any personal information
Works for any city around the world
The Hotel Alerts app works as advertised. If you’re looking for a hotel room at a specific hotel and they’re all booked up you can use this app to notify you as soon as a room becomes available. Best of all, you don’t have to give out any personal information if you don’t want to. It's one of the best apps for last minute hotels and vacancies.
Cherry is a hard-working writer and an aspiring web designer who can't go a day without using her favorite apps. She's always on the lookout for new apps and enjoys discovering ones that others have overlooked.