As the crow flies : The Water Bug in Hotel.com calculations
We were looking at hotels.com to find a hotel in Cardiff, Wales and put in the 25 miles radius. Bingo many options came up. We continued browsing down until we got to some hotels in..Weston-super-Mare, England. Huh?
Knowing something about UK geography and Weston being on the Somerset coast. Weston is NOT 25 miles of travel from Cardiff unless you were a crow or a fish. It looks like Hotels.com calculates a literal radius in it’s algorithm rather than driving distance.
You would have been Royally upset if you made this booking option, since google maps shows it would have been a 56 mile drive. Not only that but going into Wales would also have cost you a steep Toll on the Severn Bridge
“Hotels.com : The obvious choice”. Sound be renamed to the obvious chance !