Want to save time and money on your next adventure? HotelTonight and WiFi Map are two apps brilliantly designed to aid you in your travels.


HotelTonight promotes flexibility and spontaneity because the app’s focus is last-minute travel. In seconds, users are updated on the best deals at leading hotels. Users simply enter a city or zip code and receive instant notifications on HotelTonight’s hand-picked hotels for that area. The app includes hotels in the Americas and Europe.

Each hotel includes its own profile, check-in/check-out info, the weather forecast, its address, and a map of its location. A category is also given to each hotel that reflects its overall vibe: luxe, hip, solid, basic, charming, crashpad, and high roller.

The Rate Drop feature on HotelTonight allows users to track over time the prices of a given hotel. Hotels often add new rooms and drop their rates as check-in days approach. Rate Drop notifies users of these price changes, showing them the best overall rate for the hotel at that time.

With 24/7 support, this free app is a necessity for all travelers. It is available on iOS, Android, and Windows.


WiFi Map

WiFiMap_01Traveling is a sure way to drain phone batteries and eat up data plans. WiFi Map allows travelers to search for nearby hotspots where they can plug in and connect to the Internet. All Wi-Fi hotspots are added by users. This creates a social community where users add Wi-Fi locations, document passwords, rate connection speeds, and leave other useful comments.

With over two million Wi-Fi hotspot locations, iOS and Android users can travel anywhere in the world and still find free, accessible Internet. Users simply allow the WiFi Map app to access their current location. The app then informs them of places with either open access or password protected Wi-Fi.

While most of WiFi Map’s features are free, travelers may consider upgrading to the Pro version of the app for $4.99. This version allows travelers to have offline access to WiFi Map.

—Kaleigh Niemela

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