Finding a Hotel Before Modern Technology
Before most individuals carried smart phones wherever they went, finding a hotel on the road was not only difficult, it was a little dangerous. Travelers could pull over at and ask for information about nearby hotels. In some cases, they would get lucky — there would be a clean, safe and comfortable hotel nearby. But more often then not, travelers using this method would find that there were no close hotels. Another problem these individuals would run into was the fact that not all recommended hotels were safe and clean. People who used this method had to trust the locals that they were asking — and trusting a stranger is never a good idea.
Because of these problems, many drivers in the past would sleep in their cars or just continue to travel through the night while tired. In fact, some people who do not have smart phones continue to use these dangerous practices.
Smart phone Apps Make it Easier
Today, travelers don’t have to worry about these dangerous methods. There are smart phone apps that make finding nearby hotels much easier and safer. The following are just a few of the smart phone apps that travelers can choose from:
Discount Hotel Booking Apps: There are many discount hotel booking companies available today, and almost all of them have apps for smart phones. Individuals can use these apps to not only find the nearest hotels to their present location but also to get a great rate on those rooms. Because these apps feature ratings and hotel descriptions, travelers know what they’re getting in for. They don’t have to worry about choosing a terrible hotel, because they’ll see by the reviews that this is not the best hotel to select.
Hotel Chain Apps: Many popular hotel chains also have their own smart phone apps. Individuals who are interested in staying at a certain hotel because they trust the chain can download their mobile apps. These mobile apps typically allow travelers to locate the hotel and book a room. They might also keep track of the traveler’s rewards points, making it easier for the traveler to obtain a discount room.
Road Ninja: This app not only allows individuals to find apps, but it also makes it easier for them to find gas, food, and attractions down the road. One of the biggest complaints that travelers have when they are on the road is that they don’t want to back track. They want to stay at a hotel that is on their way. Road Ninja shows information about hotels at upcoming exists, so travelers can consult the app when they are on the road to plan when they are going to stop before they get too sleepy.
Thanks to these and other smart phone apps, travelers don’t have to deal with the dangers of driving when too tired to do so or staying at a dangerous motel. Thanks to modern technology, it’s easy to find a good hotel with just the click of a button.
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