Transit and transfers, weather, security and flight delays are a sad reality travellers have to deal with constantly. If you find yourself suddenly marooned at an airport with no place to stay, you can now easily book yourself a hotel room near your area with this handy guide and all you’ll ever need is your cell phone or tablet.
Today, you can now access a hotel’s front desk through your mobile and get down to reserving a room within minutes. Whatever kind of accommodation you have in mind, it’s never too late to find an affordable room that suits your fancy with these hotel apps:
Hotel Tonight is the quickie app that’s all about finding you a cushy bed for the night. When you load the app, you can view three available hotels and the hotel info will include everything from parking, room rates and perks, location map and hotel photos. To finalize your booking just click on “Book a Room” on the hotel package that you like. First-time users of Hotel Tonight will be asked to login their credit card info and the app will auto debit any accumulated credits you have in their program (which includes credit discounts on sign-up and referrals). Not to worry, you’ll be billed accordingly. Sleepyheads can just breeze through the app’s user-friendly booking system and arrive at the hotel with no reservation snags or hassles. The Hotel Tonight app will send the hotel of your choice a reservation email detailing the room package and the payment you’ve made.
Agoda’s app appeal relies on its 160,000 global hotel listings. They also have more than one million hotel reviews which can give you a heads-up on any cheap hotel. The app let’s you sort out hotels through their star rating allowing you to quickly sift through any low-cost accommodations and backpackers hostels. Plus, Agoda is well-integrated with Google Maps, a few taps and you can easily spot your hotel and its proximity to major locations and transportation sites.
Save a bundle with last minute bookings made through the HotelsbyMe’s app, users can search for a hotel based on the key city or landmark. You get real-time hotel room availability info and an integrated Google map. This app has access to 44,000 hotel properties under the Expedia and Hotels.com’s affiliate network which can help you find the nearest, cheapest hotel real fast.
Priceline’s Hotel Negotiator
This app allows you to go for a bargain by bidding on your hotel room. Hotel stays can be incredibly cheap if you have the patience to browse through all the room listings. However, when using the Priceline Hotel app, you have to keep in mind you are bidding and not booking, it may take awhile to secure a room that’s within your target budget. With the Hotel Negotiator app, you can make a bid then wait to find out if your offer is accepted.
But beyond mobile apps, there’s always the web-based alternatives, if you badly need a hotel room within the next 24 hours, you can go to sites such as Cheaphotels.org or check out this awesome list of 24 sites where you can book last minute hotels.
Getting on the web and downloading an app is the fastest way to land you a bed in any city at any time zone, so never hesitate to check what’s available online and spare yourself the trouble of sleeping at the airport.
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