28 Responses

  1. Grant
    Grant at |

    Great tool Seth! Looks like a better version of Award Mapper. One quick question: the colored/numbered boxes represent which hotel is which on the list below the map, correct? Thanks for all the work you put into this tool and all the other tools you have created. Have a great Thanksgiving!

  2. Nighttripper
    Nighttripper at |

    Seth – another fine offering. Thanks for all that you do.

  3. Adam K.
    Adam K. at |

    Hey Seth,

    Great tool! I know this is brand new, thought I would share some QA with you. I put in SXM and it recognized that it was the Saint Maarten with dates around xmas, but it returned hotels in BKK. Might want to look at that. Keep up the good work! I think it’s awesome!

  4. Ted
    Ted at |

    Fantastic!

  5. Jeff
    Jeff at |

    Terrific

  6. lairdb
    lairdb at |

    Similar to the SXM/BKK issue reported, SJC returned results in Costa Rica (presumably from SJO).

    Would be nice to have finer geographic control, e.g. zip or city name or limit-to-current-map-view, vs. just airport-neighbors.

  7. TravelBloggerBuzz
    TravelBloggerBuzz at |

    This one has the potential to be a killer app, focus on this!

    Love to see the pay rate and pts side by side. And filter on that. Points Value column is nice to have but not as critical imho only.

    Did a search on SAN for an upcoming stay. The map is TOO crowded. Yes I can zero in and out but would love to make this zeroing in to a specific area (downtown San Diego) easier to use; i.e. I am interested in hotels within walking distance to crazily expensive conference hotel. Perhaps a search function for a radius from a specific address? Don’t know, not a tech guru. Just giving you some feedback.

    Now I go back to pimping, thank you for your support as always and trying to find my integrity 🙂

  8. konorth
    konorth at |

    Wow, love the concept and the easy one look comparisons. It will be interesting to see how you fine tune it.
    You asked about the name. I think its a great name, I actually like Hotel Hustle.

  9. Drew
    Drew at |

    This is an awesome idea/tool. Don’t really have anything to say except, I appreciate it.

  10. JB
    JB at |

    H.A.C.T.
    Hotel
    Award
    Comparison
    Tool

  11. M
    M at |

    When searching for a multiple days stay, Marriott properties return the total number of points needed for all nights, while the price in dollars is per night. So the cpp figure is wrong.

  12. Allison
    Allison at |

    Amazing!!!!

  13. Lanny
    Lanny at |

    Thanks Seth. This tool looks awesome. Look forward to trying it out soon.

  14. Better By Design
    Better By Design at |

    Fantastic idea, great first implementation.

    Folks above covered a lot of my points already:
    1) Filter by zip, or distance from an address
    2) I’d ask if there is a consistent source for property amenities you could use (or star rankings) but that’s probably much less interesting to folks on here
    3) Any chance of getting other rates displayed? (as in Cash+Points, refundable vs prepaid) Not sure what’s available from the sources
    4) Sliders for the points/dollars filtering would very handy.

    In the end, I really like the control I have over searching in Kayak particularly. That sort of UI/control is (I’m guessing) what a lot of folks here would love to have.

    OR just go totally ITA MAtrix and make it all command line searchable…

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  16. Andy Shuman
    Andy Shuman at |

    Fantastic resource! Thanks for making the app. I would suggest Choice after Hilton and Hyatt and before Best Western and Accor as in the order of being able to have a free stay at a particular chain.

  17. Charles McCool
    Charles McCool at |

    Great resource. Hope I have enough points to be able to utilize it sometime.

  18. Rapid Travel Chai
    Rapid Travel Chai at |

    Another great tool, thanks so much.

  19. fan of seth
    fan of seth at |

    Awesome. You are really amazing.

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