Another Discount Hotel Booking Site
Hotel Engine is a new hotel booking site which is offering a $25 credit for new members. Unlike other sites like Travelpony which only have a small list of hotels, Hotel Engine seems to have a large selection of hotels available and they even pay you back in rewards after every booking. (Many sites don’t list lower end properties or hotels which have low room rates. Hotel Engine lists $20 Vegas hotels for example, but does not have every hotel in every city.) Additionally, they seem to only have U.S. properties at the moment, which limits the site’s usefulness.
By joining, you get a $25 credit which comes with no minimums. (For example, you can book a $25 room for free!) They also give 5% back in credit for normal hotels or 10% for hotels with the 2x logo. The site also features a number of standard features like reviews, hotel amenities and a map view. They also have a “Walkable Index” which rates how walkable a hotel is. I’m not sure what criteria they use, but I suppose it is useful.
A Review Coming Soon
Now that I have signed up, I will make sure to book a hotel soon in order to review their site. I highly suggest signing up now, even if you don’t make a booking right away. This is a new offer and many sites like Airbnb and others have minimum spending requirements for their new member credits. Hopefully Hotel Engine doesn’t go that route, but who knows.
If you sign up through the links in this post I receive a $25 credit after your first booking, although you receive your $25 credit up front. Enjoy and don’t forget that any hotel booking site should be used as a tool. I always search a variety of sites before making a hotel booking. Enjoy!