Getting ChatGPT’s expert travel picks for hotels, restaurants, and cars




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This article is actually a snippet from our ultimate guide on using ChatGPT to plan your next vacation, covering everything from A to Z. Just click here to check the full guide out.

Let’s dive into how ChatGPT can help you suss out the best hotels, restaurants, and car rental services for your upcoming trip.

So, you’ve decided on your destination – let’s imagine it’s a trip to the vibrant city of Cape Town, South Africa. Now, it’s time to sort out the details.


Let’s start with finding a great place to stay. You might ask:

“What are some popular areas to stay in Cape Town?”

ChatGPT could tell you about the V&A Waterfront for its bustling shopping scene, the city bowl area for its proximity to key attractions, or the scenic Camps Bay with its beachside appeal.

Maybe you’re considering a boutique hotel? Just ask:

“What are the benefits of staying in a boutique hotel?”

And ChatGPT can tell you all about the personalized service, local charm, and unique designs often associated with boutique accommodations.

Here are other examples you could use:

  • What are some highly-rated hotels in [destination] that offer a balance of luxury and affordability?
  • Can you recommend unique boutique hotels or charming bed and breakfasts in [destination]?
  • I’m looking for family-friendly hotels in [destination] with amenities for kids. Any suggestions?
  • What are the best hotels in [destination] with stunning views and easy access to local attractions?
  • Are there any eco-friendly or sustainable hotels in [destination] that prioritize green practices?
  • Can you suggest hotels in [destination] that cater to business travelers and offer reliable Wi-Fi and meeting facilities?
  • I’m interested in wellness-focused hotels in [destination] with spa services and fitness facilities. What are my options?
  • “What are some luxury hotels in Paris?”
  • “How can I choose a family-friendly hotel in Orlando?”
  • “What are the differences between a bed and breakfast and a hotel?”


Now, let’s talk food (one of the best parts of any trip, if you ask me!). You’re curious about local cuisine and ask,

“What are some traditional South African dishes I should try?”

ChatGPT might suggest dishes like bobotie, a spiced mince dish, or bunny chow, a hollowed-out loaf of bread filled with curry.

Or maybe you ask,

“Suggest some fine dining restaurants in Cape Town”

and it could name a few like The Test Kitchen or La Colombe, known for their fusion of local and international flavors.

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Here are other examples you could use:

  • Can you recommend the top local restaurants in [destination] that showcase the region’s cuisine?
  • What are some must-try food experiences or popular dishes in [destination]?
  • Are there any highly-rated vegetarian or vegan-friendly restaurants in [destination]?
  • Can you suggest some budget-friendly dining options in [destination] that won’t break the bank?
  • I’m looking for romantic restaurants in [destination] for a special occasion. Any recommendations?
  • What are the best places to enjoy street food or local markets in [destination]?
  • Can you help me find restaurants in [destination] that cater to specific dietary restrictions, such as gluten-free or halal options?
  • “What are some famous seafood restaurants in Seattle?”
  • “Tell me about vegetarian cuisine in India and where I can try it.”
  • “What are some Michelin-starred restaurants in San Francisco?”

Car Rental Services

Lastly, perhaps you’re considering a self-drive trip to explore the Cape’s beautiful wine regions and coastal drives. So you ask,

“What should I consider when renting a car in South Africa?”

It can provide a host of useful information like checking the car insurance policy, considering the type of vehicle for your travel needs, or tips on driving safety in South Africa.

Here are other examples you could use:

  • What are some reputable car rental companies in [destination] with a variety of vehicle options?
  • Can you recommend budget-friendly car rental services in [destination] for cost-conscious travelers?
  • Are there any car rental companies in [destination] that offer luxury or high-end vehicles for a special experience?
  • How can I find the best deals or discounts on car rentals in [destination]?
  • What are the requirements and important things to know when renting a car in [destination]?
  • Can you suggest car rental companies in [destination] that offer convenient pick-up and drop-off locations, such as at the airport or city center?
  • Are there any eco-friendly car rental options in [destination], such as hybrid or electric vehicles?
  • “What are the steps to rent a car in Italy?”
  • “What are the advantages and disadvantages of renting a car while traveling?”
  • “What kind of driving license do I need to rent a car in the UK?”

Remember, while ChatGPT can provide a wealth of information and advice, it’s not able to make real-time bookings or provide current pricing yet – however, access to the internet is coming soon. We will update the guide as soon as this feature is rolled out worldwide. For now, double-check details on official websites or trusted booking platforms.

And remember to check out our full guide on how to use ChatGPT to plan your next vacation, covering everything from A to Z. Click here to access it.

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