Hotwire, Inc.
  • Free Travel Apps
  • 2012-10-10
    Release date
  • iOS 9.0 +
  • 10.5.0
  • FREE

Hotwire is a well-suited app for frequent travelers or newcomers to international travel. You can enter the days you want to travel and the city you want to visit to see the best rates on flights, hotels, and car rentals. When you want to stay and travel, the app does all the legwork for you, so all you have to do is make a decision. To get a feel for where to go and where to avoid, you can read customer reviews of the destinations you want to visit. 

Hotel reservations

Hotwire enables you to search and book hotel reservations with a simple and clean user interface. You can find hotels near you, or you can search by city or airport code. You can narrow your results by neighborhood on a map or a list of filtering and sorting options.

You can use your iPhone to find hotels with these options without feeling overwhelmed. Hotwire’s hotel maps help filter down your results, but they don’t give you any information about the neighborhood. 

When conducting any hotel search, you can filter your search results based on the least star rating. You can also set a minimum recommendation percentage of 70, 80, or 90 percent. 

Car rental

Many car rental listings do disclose the business you’ll be renting from, but not all of them. Because of this, car rentals are a little more challenging to arrange than hotel reservations. It may seem like a dangerous game initially, but it’s not. 

You are considering that ‘hot rate’ car rentals don’t always mention the firm you’ll be leasing from. Among the seven most prominent firms that you’ll be able to rent from are Alamo, Enterprise, Dollar, Hertz, National, Thrifty, and Sixt. 


The rewards program is Hotwire’s major shortcoming. You may create an account and receive members-only rates, but there is no way to earn points from your purchases. The rewards programs we reviewed reward you for each dollar you spend on a booking. Hotwire may be a good choice for bargain hunters, but it may not be the best for frequent travelers.

To conclude

If you’re interested in finding the best deals on flights, hotels, and car rentals, Hotwire may be a good option for you. You can search for the best rates and make reservations ahead of time. The app is available as a free download from the App Store. 

Hotwire doesn’t have a rewards program, but it does have a decent app. It’s easy to use, reliable, and offers a good selection of destinations and deals. It may lack a reward system, but it’s worth considering whether or not the company has the best prices and what it’s doing to earn and maintain them.

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