Hotels.com has dropped a few places since 2015. We thought its database merger with Europe specialist Venere.com would help, but Hotels.com still falls behind corporate partner Expedia on international hotel searches. Hotels.com does have arguably the best filters, and is second only to Booking.com in the different types of non-hotel accommodations included—B&Bs, apartments, farm stays, and so on. However, on that all-important price point, Hotels.com ran with the middle of the herd at best, and fell a bit behind when searching Rome. Hotels.com undoubtedly has the most memorable name, but it needs to improve performance if it wants to live up to it.