It seems rare to go somewhere new nowadays without checking out reviews first. If you’re looking for a place to stay the night, for instance, you probably want to know the rooms aren’t regularly full of roaches.
If the rooms are critter-free, Yelp is looking to make your life a bit easier now by letting you book a hotel room right from its website or apps.
The integration comes through Hipmunk, and comes along with the addition of several other partners to the Yelp Platform. These increase users’ options to order food or even make wine tasting reservations right within Yelp.
The change should help streamline hotel bookings for a lot of people, as you can now both book a hotel and check reviews for nearby restaurants on the same page. And of course, it helps Yelp keep eyes on its platform rather than competitors’.