I have a confession.
I’m going to Denver in three days, and I have yet to book a place to stay. I should know better; I am a travel blogger after all. But first and foremost, I’m definitely a procrastinator — so it’s a good thing I have a few tricks up my sleeve for finding a place to stay.
I discovered AllTheRooms, a meta-search engine for accommodations, earlier this year — and it’s a game-changer for finding a place to stay. AllTheRooms lists traditional hotels from sites like Expedia, Jetsetter and more and places them next to results from sites like Airbnb, Homestay and more. It’s a one-stop shop for finding any sort of accommodation. You can customize your search and find the perfect place to stay, no matter what type of traveler you are.
One of the really cool features is that AllTheRooms only shows listings that are currently available, so you save time by not only sifting through every accommodation booking site at once, but also because only the rooms that are actually available show up.
Enter: How I found a place to stay in Denver this Thursday in less than 10 minutes…
I knew I wanted to stay near RiNo, so I customized my search to show listings closest to that area, and then I added in necessary perks like WiFi and sorted based on the price (lowest to highest). I’m typically an Airbnb sort of girl, but I opted to keep hotel and other types of listings in because lately, I’ve been expanding my horizon past just Airbnb.
Within a few minutes, you can quickly narrow down your results to showcase only the types of rooms that you’re really interested in. I spent about 10 minutes on the site and was able to find eight listings that I could definitely see myself staying at.
The Best-Priced Loft
Since I sorted based on price from low to high, this space is the best one I found at the best price. At just $40/night for a room, I’d definitely be happy setting up shop for a few days in this adorable loft.
The Most Unique Space
I found this little gem next — a haunted mansion that’s been “renowned the ‘most haunted rooms’ by paranormal fans. Stay on the weekend so you can check out their murder mystery dinners.
The Easiest Instant Booker
At just $65/night, this urban space is a feasible option. I’m into the modern renovations and how the layout looks open and comfortable.
The Artist’s Choice
With its blue walls and boho-esque furniture, this space is sure to catch your eye. And um, I’m pretty sure I’d be friends with Sunshine, the resident cat.
The Hotel Option
As I said, I’m normally not a hotel sort of girl — but this space caught my eye as a nice little option. Rooms are available at the Warwick for just $100/night through Expedia.
The Penthouse in the Sky
There’s a pool table in this one, need I say more? #easysell
The Split with Friends Option
This two-bedroom apartment is located in Five Points, just south of RiNo. The full space is available via Airbnb for $230/night and sleeps 8, so I’d definitely consider this if I was staying with more friends.
I’d feel right at home in this cozy space, and I love the details that the owner has put into the decor. Between the bright, natural light in the rooms to the location and price, this space is my top choice.
Looking for a place to stay on your next trip? Try out AllTheRooms for yourself: