With hundreds of travel apps available, it’s hard to know which ones to download. For booking and reservations, the Stowaway staff suggests Expedia Hotels & Flights. One Expedia app user says of his experience, “It’s a painless way to save money on a last-minute reservation. We were switching hotels after an unpleasant first night, and Expedia came through with a high-end Vegas hotel.”

Get the Free App

You can download the free app from the iTunes App Store, the Windows Store, or the Google Play Store, depending on your mobile device.


On the homepage, Expedia automatically highlights the hotels that are closest to your current location, giving the rates and exact distances from where you are. You can then read reviews, see photos, and learn about the policies and amenities of each hotel. When you find the one you want, you can book and pay—all from your phone.


The app’s homepage also features worldwide destination hotspots as suggestions for spontaneous travelers. But you can easily search any location if you have somewhere specific in mind, and Expedia will find you the best airfare deals. You will see the available rates from all the top airlines for easy comparison, and—as with the hotels—you can make a selection and pay right from your phone.

Mobile Deals

Expedia treats their mobile users right by giving them exclusive deals in addition to their already low prices. These discounts are signified by a red mobile device icon in the top right corner of a destination’s photo, along with the percentage off that mobile users will receive.

—Cameron Smithson