Best Booking Sites That Are Better Than Airbnb
Flipkey for Small Group Bookings
Flipkey offers an abundance of vacation home rentals around the world, and since their parent company is TripAdvisor, it seamlessly integrates with their encyclopedia of real user reviews. With such a comprehensive set of data on every property in their database, so you can filter your results by the type of amenity you’re looking for.
Booking.com for Apartment Rentals
Booking.com has long been the standard for booking hotels online, and now you can book apartments and vacation rentals with their same easy-to-use interface. That also means you won’t have much interaction with the host, though, so what you’ll get is an apartment with the booking and check-in process of a hotel.
Onefinestay for Luxury “Unhotels”
onefinestay is the opposite of every other Airbnb competitor on this list. Offering upscale accommodation options in London, Los Angeles, New York, Paris and Rome, onefinestay thoroughly vets their hosts by staying in every property, and they only list the creme of the crop on their site. (Source: travelgeek.com).
SellMyTimeshareNow for Affordable Resort Stays
If you’re looking for a last minute rental at a luxury resort, the best way to get a good deal is to rent a unit from someone who owns a timeshare.
SellMyTimeshareNow provides a marketplace for timeshare owners to rent their units out, often saving renters like us up to 70% on a stay. What would normally cost $500/night on the retail market might only cost about $100/night (or less) when rented straight from an individual owner.
Roomorama for Medium-Term Stays
Rather than spending a couple of nights in a city and moving on, I often like to stay for a couple of weeks and really explore an area. Roomorama specializes in exactly that. Since you’re booking for a longer term, you often get a better price, and you’ll tend to find places for rent with amenities that are more sustainable for a longer term.