A fresh Google Maps hotel listings overhaul debuts a few new changes but removes some familiar options, ultimately delivering a solid experience…
Google Maps Hotel Listings Overhaul going Live
Recently, an update helps people better plan their work commute and beyond. It even now includes a way to help people plan group events. Now, through what appears like a server-side switch, Google Maps hotel listings sports some new stuff. But, it’s also shed a few tools.
What’s most noticeable is the change to the interface, placing the Call, Directions, and Copy Link buttons at the top under the hotel listing. The Book a Room button is also more prominently displayed. While Overview, Prices, Reviews, and Photos, have all been moved below the header.
Another change is a conspicuous “Check Availability” ad which appears with Check-in and Check-out fields. Additionally, there’s booking sites right underneath.
Curiously, the Q&A section isn’t present, but there is now a price insights feature, which shows room rates over a period of time. And, it’s now possible to book a room for 1 to 4 people. (Previously, it defaulted to two.)
The Reviews section is likewise different, with a completely different layout. Plus, there’s a new location tool which shows off the surrounding area so users know what amenities are nearby.