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Is there a website that lets you shop for hotels with taxes and fees included in search results?

With Kayak, when looking at hotel search results, there is a dropdown under Price (circled in the screenshot below). The default is "Nightly base price", which does not include taxes and fees, but ...
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How can I find hotels in a given area that rent units with a separate bedroom?

The industry term for what you're looking for is a suite, which typically means you get a separate living room and bedroom, although you need to do some due diligence: some hotels have single-room &...
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Is there a hotel search engine which allows one to exclude shared rooms?

I was searching for a room with booking.com, and when it displayed results, it included shared rooms. And just under the "order by" pane, there was a pane with a text and link: Clicking this link ...
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Is there any website or service for showing countries / regions open for travel during Covid-19 restrictions?

Yes! I actually just posted about this - IATA has released an interactive map that shows you the countries, restrictions, etc, based on Timatic data, as Frank has said in his answer. However, you can ...
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How do I find the cheapest date to book a given hotel?

For the hotel chains Hilton and IHG this is possible: Hilton For Hilton this is an official feat of their booking site. Select a hotel, a room type and a rate, click "change dates" and you'll arrive ...
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Hotel search engine that allows to search for rooms with a desk?

I'm not aware of any hotel search engines that allow you to search for a desk, or filter on a desk. However, in my experience most hotel rooms have a desk. (at least in well known brands) I usually ...
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Hotel search engine that allows to search for rooms with a desk?

I think your best bets would be: AirBnB (you can search for a place with a place for a laptop, and that means a desk) Searching on Booking.com for apartments instead of plain rooms. The cost is the ...
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Is there a hotel booking site which allows to filter for refundable rates?

booking.com offers this option. It's called "free cancellation" and is found in the list of filters in categories "popular" and "book with ease"
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How can I find hotels in a given area that rent rooms with no windows?

I've never seen an explicit windowless room filter, and in many jurisdictions windowless rooms are against building code. But you can try your luck on Google Maps by searching for "windowless ...
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Is there an accommodation search engine for Poland?

I don't think that there is a single popular platform for finding accommodation in Poland. There are at least few sites that seems to have decent amount of listings like nocowanie.pl or noclegowo.pl. ...
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Is there an hotel price search engine that also searches nearby cities?

Booking.com does exactly this. I just did a test looking for a place to stay in Antwerp. You have to scroll down for a while on the results screen and then you will see this in the left-hand column: ...
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Hotel booking sites with a calendar view, similar to flight search engines?

This is only a partial answer, taken from my answer to another question. In particular it is only practical for a limited number of hotels, limited number of days and not always precise. Hostelworld ...
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How do I find the cheapest date to book a given hotel?

Hostelworld has a price breakdown that we can use with a few drawbacks. If you can find the hotel/hostel/spot under the bridge that you want to go to on the website, you can specify a travel period (...
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How to search for a late checkout hotel?

As far as I could find, there isn't any search engine that can specifically find late-checkout rooms. Some hotel chains offer it on their websites or list the late-checkout in their description, but ...
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Is there some way to find the very cheapest hostel in a whole country?

Using Booking dot com you can find in the whole country and filter by "hostel" so you can get at once all the prices. Specifically for Japan here's the link sorted by price and filtered to show only ...
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Are there hostel search engines with which you can search for family rooms in Japan?

Actually, it turns out that the regular hostel search engines do allow you to search for private rooms specifically, and sometimes for family rooms even more specifically. But on all of them you have ...
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What hotel search engines let you list and/or filter the free cancelation deadline?

Not the most usable solution for filtering, but Google Search Engine and Google Maps let you see the see cancelation deadline on different options when you click on the specific listing. At least you ...
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Is there any website or service for showing countries / regions open for travel during Covid-19 restrictions?

As far as I know, such website / database / service covering your five points doesn't exist. For your first 4 points, one typically resort at manually going through https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/...
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How do I find the cheapest date to book a given hotel?

So, a bit of digging shows that this isn't a new question. It's been asked in several places around the Internet. One notable example is a site called MightyTravels, which, in an article about this ...
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Searching for accommodations with an available piano in France

Searching something like ‘Accommodation France/location piano’ should give you a result, for example I found options on: Airbnb eg https://abnb.me/MRFAGZNtpxb Booking.com eg https://www.booking.com/...
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Worldwide hotel search with filtering

In a comment you said maybe what I’m looking for is not a search engine for hotels per se, but ‘travel experiences’ instead. Searching ‘where should I go on vacation’ or similar throws up a raft of ...
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Searching for accommodations with an available piano in France

A piano in accommodation is likely to be set up to entertain the guests, and practicing may annoy the other guests. It also might not be very well tuned. So you might prefer to look for accommodation ...
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I accidentally booked a non-refundable stay in the wrong location. Can I get money back?

To answer the question "is this fair?", I say, yes. You booked a last-minute, non-refundable room. Effectively, robbing the hotel from an opportunity to sell the room to someone else. If you ...
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Is there any website or service for showing countries / regions open for travel during Covid-19 restrictions?

Kayak has published an interactive map to show which countries are open. The map (as of 2nd July 2020): And this is what the colour codes mean:
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Hotel search engine that sorts results by distance from a given address by public transit?

AFAIK there is none giving this hint, you can however try using https://www.mapnificent.net/ or https://app.traveltime.com/ which do provide a time to destination map. You can then find where you ...
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How do I find the cheapest date to book a given hotel?

You'll have difficulties to find such a site. Still, a bit of logic will allow you to predict which dates are the best and then you'll just need to verify that your assumptions are right. Here are ...
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Hotel search site with "out of pocket" price

Expedia. Usually what you pay in advance is the total amount without any more additional fees. If there is anything else to pay, it's written in the order confirmation. When you select the room you ...
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Hotel/hostel search engine that allows filtering by check-in time?

No such tool currently exists as of 2017. However it should be trivial to write a small bot that would parse Hostelworld/Booking.com listings and spit out the options sorted by check-in time. If ...
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Is there a hotel booking website that lets you filter by a highlighted map area?

No booking websites currently support this, however you can at least search a given area for a list of available hotels using Foursquare's Draw feature: You could then book one of the hotels you've ...
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How do I find the cheapest date to book a given hotel?

There's an easy way to do this for a limited set of cases. If your destination is a popular tourist area, go down to a bricks and mortar travel agent and get a brochure for holidays in the area. Most ...
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