Expert Priceline Review 2018

Review top Travel Sites to find the best deals on flights, car rentals, hotels, and vacation packages.

Overview

Priceline is your one stop shop to schedule travel plans. Their site provides a channel to book hotels, flights, car rentals, cruises, and hotel packages. It’s hard to think of Priceline without thinking of the William Shatner in the “Priceline Negotiator” commercials. As the ads promise, Priceline offers some of the best deals on the internet for travel bookings. While the site has many features to look up different travel deals, the search filters lack refinement and the kind of usability that would make this site even better.

Features

The Priceline travel site allows you to create your own account so you can save searches and trips. The search engine makes it easy to look up hotels, car rentals, flights, vacation packages, and cruises. You can conveniently save your searches or tentative trips through your account. The site has a flight tracker so you can check the status of your flight. Priceline also offers free mobile apps available for iPhone, iPad, and Android smartphones and tablets.

Search Options

When beginning your search on Priceline, you can choose between hotels, cars, flights, vacation packages, and cruises. There are some limitations when it comes to refining your search if you’d like to see flexible dates for your flights, limit layovers, etc. This makes searching more tedious compared to other travel sites. That being said, the Priceline travel site still has a lot of features if you’re willing to play around with the search parameters a bit.

Other search options allow you to look up flights based on origin, destination, weekend flights, and last minute flights. You can then adjust flight duration, takeoff time, landing time, airline, amount of stops, and so on to get the ideal flight schedule.

When searching for hotels, you can choose different amenities such as free internet, airport shuttle, swimming pool, and fitness center. Unfortunately, this search filter doesn’t seem to allow the option of more than one amenity. The hotel search also automatically includes other types of lodging like hostels and apartments which you may not want to include in your search.

Ease of Use

Even first time users will find Priceline extremely easy to use. To create an account, you can register immediately through your Facebook or Google account to save time. The main landing page makes it obvious how to begin your search. Simply input the information about your travel plans, and Priceline will do the rest. While Priceline has some great filters for searching, the site lacks refined search options that would narrow down your search faster.

Customer Support

The FAQ section of the website makes it easy to look up questions you may have or get more information through self-service. Priceline also hosts social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. You can get in touch with Priceline directly by email, phone, or live chat.

Joe Schwartz | Travel Sites Editor

Our chief content editor, Joe manages a diverse team of content writers. He holds a degree in online communications and his writing has been featured in a wide range of online publications.

Pros
  • Mobile apps
  • Good deals
  • Excellent support
Cons
  • Tricky filters
Bottom Line
Priceline is your one stop shop to book deals on hotels, flights, car rentals, cruises, and hotel packages worldwide.
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