Home-sharing services like Airbnb can save you a lot of money. But the most thrifty tend to forgo common hotel amenities like fitness centers, spas, pools and room service. Now, of course, there’s an app for that.
Make apps plural, including the following news that offers non-hotel guests access to hotel services.
At the beach and want a burger but don’t want to leave your corner of paradise? Bring up EazyO on your phone. The service delivers food from the restaurant to your beach chair with a simple tap of the screen using stored payment information and GPS location technology. Currently only available in South Florida and only available for the iPhone, EazyO lists menus for major hotels like the Fontainebleau Miami Beach and area beach concessions.
Daily use offers users the ability to book hotels during daylight hours, usually on the condition that day users arrive after 9 a.m. and leave the hotel by late afternoon. With more than 4,000 hotel listings in 24 countries, the service bills itself as a place to check in before your accommodation allows – with particular appeal for jet-lagged travelers – and a way to access swimming pools hotels, gyms, spas and meeting spaces. . The app is free and available for iPhone and Google Android devices.
Resort Pass sells access to pools, cabins, gyms and spas at more than 80 resorts in seven sunny states, including California, Arizona, Florida and Hawaii. Options include the trendy Valley Ho Hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona (prices start at $35), the luxurious Monarch Beach Resort in Orange County, California (from $50), and the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay in Hawaii (access starts at $45). ResortPass is a web app, so you don’t have to download anything – just visit their website to search and book.
The service is aimed at staycation dwellers as well as staycation or budget travellers. Its founder, Amanda Szabo, had the idea to launch the service in 2016 when she was living in San Diego and fancied a day at the pool at one of the city’s many resorts.
“I snuck once and it was very uncomfortable when the goal is to relax,” she said of her blistering moment. “Being at the hotel and seeing how empty it was that day, I thought, take my money, I’ll pay you.”