The Hotel Tonight mobile application helps those looking to quickly make travel arrangements on the go. The Hotel Tonight mission statement revolves around a belief that life should be lived "less planned." Users can book great hotels at the last minute for a discounted rate with the help of the Hotel Tonight technology.
Hotel Tonight is a mobile app that is creating a platform for users to quickly search and book hotel rooms all from their mobile device. Their platform identifies hotel discounts and allows users to book rooms within seconds.
The innovative technology of the Hotel Tonight app is one of their greatest strengths as a hotel booking platform. They have partnerships with hundreds, if not thousands, of hotel providers which make it possible. When hotels have not sold their rooms, the available reservations are made public on the app. Since it is in the hotel's best interest to book these rooms, the nightly rates are often times discounted to entice travelers to stay with them. This provides travelers with the following:
The Hotel Tonight app is available on both iOS and Android devices. That includes most iPad tablets as well. Those that do not have an iOS or Android device can log onto their mobile site and make the same reservations found through the app.
There is an option to become a Hotel Tonight "insider." Once a user has signed up, they will be able to access special deals, view limited-time offers, and view travel advice and guides to help for upcoming vacations or inspiration.
One downside of using a platform that provides thousands of results each time a search is conducted is the fact that it takes time to sort through all of those results. To help cut down on the amount of time spent on looking at various hotel rooms, most platforms have implemented comprehensive sorting tools so that users can identify which hotel is best quickly. Hotel Tonight also has a sorting tool, but users can only filter results based on price, amenities, and proximity. Other platforms include other determining factors. Those that are blatantly missing include:
For those who want to make sure that they room they are booking is up to a certain standard may not be able to do so since there are no reviews hosted on the site. Most travel sites incorporate reviews from travelers who have stayed in hotels or eaten at restaurants and can provide helpful insight for those looking to make reservations.
There is also no travel protection available for hotels booked through the Hotel Tonight website. Users that book a hotel room, but are unable to use the hotel they reserved may be out the money they spent. There are some stipulations in the cancellation policy that can provide a refund, but travelers should not depend on that.
The Hotel Tonight platform is designed to benefit the mobile user. It is a mobile app, so there is not really a desktop/computer presence. They do have a website that acts as a brochure for the service, but users cannot book travel accommodations on a computer. All transactions are completed through the app.
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I have used this app a couple of times and I really like it. I finds hotels in the area for a really good price. We had a problem with the hotel that we booked with and the customer service was also great.
I like coming here when I need to find something last minute. They post good last minute deals. I just go to the app and its a quick and easy search.