Search on Google Maps

You can search for all kinds of things, like specific businesses or types of places, using Google Maps.

  1. Open Google Maps.
  2. Type your search.
  3. Press Enter or click the search button .
  4. [Optional] If you search for a type of place, you can filter your results. Use the drop-down menus below the search box.

Search results appear as red and orange icons on the map. The larger icons indicate top results for your search.

More about searches and results

Ways to search and filter

Search examples

Here are some examples of searches on Google Maps:

  • Specific businesses, like "Starbucks."
  • Types of places, like "coffee near central park." Narrow your search by using the filter drop-down menus in the results card. Learn how to search nearby.
  • Address, city, state, country, or airport, like "LAX," "Los Angeles Airport," or "Mount Everest, Nepal."
  • Latitude and longitude coordinates, like "41.40338, 2.17403." Learn how to use latitude and longitude coordinates.
  • Friends and other contacts, like "Alex Cooper" or other names of people in your Google Contacts

Filter examples

You'll have different filtering options depending on the type of place you search for. Here are a few examples:

  • Price: Search based on cost of the restaurant
  • Open now: See only places that are currently open for business
  • Hotel information: Like check-in dates and star rating class (3 star, 5 star, etc.)
  • From my circles: See places that have been rated by people you know

Note: If you're using Maps in Lite mode, you can't use these options to filter search results.

See a list of your search results

You can see a list of your search results next to the map.

  1. Open Google Maps.
  2. Type your search.
  3. Press Enter.
  4. In the card below the search box, click See results in a list view or List all results .
Get more info about a place

To get more information about a single place, do one of the following:

  • Click a red place icon on the map
  • Search for a specific place

Below the search box, you'll see information about the place. This might include: address, hours of operation, phone number, website, and ratings or reviews.

View or add photos and reviews to a place

Look below the search box to see reviews posted to Google+ by people in your circles and other people.

To read all reviews, click [#] reviews.

To review a place, click Write a review.

To add your own photo of the place to Google Maps, click Add a photo. Learn more about adding photosNote: If you're using Maps in Lite mode, you can't add a photo.


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