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Booking a great hotel is a key part to enjoying your well-earned vacation. If you're looking to plan an unforgettable trip, you'll need to find the right place to stay. Learn how Expedia can help you book a hotel that's right for your needs, whether you're taking your kids on a fun-packed vacation, traveling with someone special, or just enjoying some much-needed downtime to yourself.

How to book a hotel on Expedia?

It's super easy to book through Expedia. You'll find a wide range of accommodation options and destinations to choose from, as well as a range of filters to help you narrow down your search. These include the hotel star rating, neighborhood, and points of interest at your destination. Riyadh hotels and Jeddah hotels are especially popular, but you'll also find options for other destinations like Makkah. For an adventure further afield, you can make a hotel reservation in the USA or Europe, too—you'll find plenty of hotel deals in these exciting destinations.

What are the most important things when choosing a hotel?

If you want to find a hotel that's right for you, look for stays that cater to your unique needs. Quite a few factors go into getting the ideal hotel reservation, and you'll need to consider them all.

  • Amenities: Think about what kind of amenities you need to have. You'll find options for pools, fitness centers, and workstations in hotels worldwide.
  • Location: Where you stay is important, especially if you want to be close to the action, like major landmarks or attractions. Take advantage of the search filters to find the location that suits you.
  • Price: Once you've decided your budget, you can use the maximum price filters to view hotels within your price range. Look out for any special hotel deals, too.
  • Reviews: You can read verified reviews to see what past guests thought of the hotel, with ratings from a scale of 1 to 10 for different factors, such as cleanliness and customer service.

How far in advance should I book a hotel?

Making hotel bookings early means you can often score early-bird rates, which Expedia is able to negotiate thanks to its huge global presence. If you want to get a great hotel deal, it's a good idea to monitor prices if you're not ready to book right away. Hotel rates tend to go down the closer it gets to the date. Last-minute bookings can be especially cheap since hotels are eager to book their last few rooms.

Seasonality plays a major part in rates and availability, too. For example, Makkah is often fully booked during the Hajj, plus hotels get booked out early during the month of Ramadhan, especially over the Eid holiday, so it's wise to book a hotel well ahead if you're going there at that time of year. You should also reserve well in advance if you're heading to major events. For instance, Riyadh hotels should be reserved early if you want to travel at the same time as the huge Riyadh Season event. The same applies for local holidays, such as National Day in September.

How can I find the cheapest hotels?

To find cheap hotels, you'll need to consider several factors that affect the price. The time of year you visit can play a major role in price, wi