Free Android app helps travellers find New York hotel availability and rates in New York

Added by on January 28, 2012

With about 745 hotels to choose from in New York City alone, a new Android app is helping travellers search hotel availability and rates in NYC while comparing prices and offers from different websites.

The free app, NYCHotelNetworks, gives users a smart phone-optimized way to search on‘s travel-oriented search engine. It has been well-received thus far, holding a five-star rating on the Android Market.

This specialized search engine can sort through thousands of results according to a wide variety of criteria, including popularity, price, user rating, hotel name, distance from arrival site, property type, and features.

The release of this app is closely timed with the successful launch of, which went live last month. According to company CEO Matthew Crawford, more than one thousand bookings were made on the first days of the website’s launch alone, and traffic has only increased from there. Crawford attributes the success of the app and search engine to the value they provide travellers.

“We are a search engine that finds you the best deal for your accommodation needs,” said Crawford. “Using our service, you no longer have to search websites one by one to find the best deals and lowest rates. We can help you find discounts of up to 80% off with just a few clicks. Once you find the supplier suitable for your needs, we link you through to the supplier’s website to book directly.”

Each hotel search result page displays several photos, a detailed description of the property, a list of amenities, and ratings from confirmed guests, along with check-in and check-out times. A link to Google Maps also shows where the hotel is located within the city. Clicking the “Book Now” button takes the user to a page where they can decide which booking website to use, such as, Priceline, or, among others. The transaction is then completed on that website.

Besides its comprehensive information on New York City hotels, also lets travellers browse hotel accommodations and price information for about 121,300 destinations in all fifty states, Washington D.C., and more than 200 foreign countries. To download the free NYC Hotels Android app, available for Android firmware 2.1 and higher, please visit the Android Market.

The website for the search engine is

Please direct any inquires to Matthew S. Crawford at