My family and I love to travel and try to do new locations as much as possible but the issue we always run into is having to find a location and then search for the hotels and prices then. I would love to see the ability to do the following and maybe some of these are there and I just don't know about them.
I don't know if some other people would like those options but I personally would. I like to travel to new locations and not to the same one every year. I want options, I want the ability to say hey this hotel for some reason has a great price lets go and try it out.
Anyone else have thoughts or ideas how they do this.
I'm of the same mindset. In my already busy up-coming summer schedule I found a few free days. I'm a firm believer in the fact that travel will teach everyone something new and have tried to plan trips (family and otherwise) to expand our/my horizons. So just this morning I was trying to figure out how to travel economically for a short summer jaunt to somewhere new. I realized it was going to take more time than I had available to begin the research so I put it off until another day. I don't mind this research, but it is quite comprehensive. My leg-work, like yours, includes looking for a pool, free breakfast, etc. It's almost a fantasy of mine to be able to go to one spot, key in the dates and requirements, then see where in our wonderful world I can find lodging and/or airfare at the same time sorted by price according to my criteria. I'm a budget traveler (not by choice) so I'm always looking for good bang for the buck. I spend tons of time getting information on various Marriott properties but sometimes there isn't a Marriott where I want to go. I subscribe to Travelzoo and find a lot of interesting information/rates there but I need something with more search options. I absolutely love Skyauction and have used them successfully for over a dozen years but it still doesn't come close to what you've described above.
These are great suggestions. I would appreciate all of them coming to pass. In the past I was employed in an organization that was developing the SIRI App for the iPhone, I wish we had considered outside (non company) input to the process, we could have made it much better. Same goes for the ability to find a hotel. User input is vital