I recently heard about a new website and service called hotelwifitest.com where you can check the wifi speeds of potential hotels. If you’re like me and like your wifi, then you’ll love this site.
The site shows hotels by location and reports expected speed, confidence in that speed and if the wifi is free or a paid service.
Aside from the ability to know better hotels to say at and what to expect from their wifi, I think this service offers even more. I think it will force hotels to up their game to keep guests coming. Yes, there are some people who are frequent travelers who only stay in certain chains. But, many of us have choice and if we need or want wifi, this is important.
Hotel Wifi test has launched a browser extension to help display their data via popular booking sites like Hotels.com, Expedia, Booking.com and Tripadvisor – I think this will only make it a more powerful service with greater influence.
Oh, and don’t forget to test your wifi connection when in a hotel to help create better reporting!