This is one of my favorite websites when searching it comes to searching for accommodations. The thing I like about this website is that, unlike most other search sites, they not only show the bigger named hotels in their search results but also smallers privately owned hotels, guest hotels, bed & breakfasts and apartments. So there really is something for every budget.
You can browse by location and see what that area has to offer or add filters for a more focused search. You can add filters such as price, star ratings, score review ratings, facilitiy amenities, and room amenities. You can also view the accommodations on a map view which is very helpful when you want to stay in a certain area or near a particular location.
I have used Smooth Hound many times when planning trips and was looking for inexpensive accommdations or something different. I know I will find listings here that I won't find on other seach sites and the variety and selection are excellent.