As You Stay is a new application that allows you to book hotels for extremely short stays. You can book a stay for as little as one hour and at the most 24 hours. You can book no more than 23 hours in advance–so I see this app being helpful for those needing to book a hotel super last minute in the case you need a place to crash because of travel mishaps. Don’t want to spend 6 hours in the airport? Want to check in before the standard check-in time? Book a room through As You Stay.
As You Stay’s website suggests their target market as:
- Travelers stuck with a long layover.
- Businesspeople ready to trade in the coffee-house chaos for a comfortable workspace.
- Small groups needing a quick place to congregate, converse, and plan strategy.
- Companies interested in swapping expensive overnight stays for power-packed day trips.
- Individuals on the go in need of a quick siesta, shower, or place to unwind.
Hotels featured on the app include big names you’ll recognize like IHG, Marriott, and Hilton, but also a variety of boutique hotels.
It appears they are in the middle of rolling out new locations, but so far the app is available in the following areas:
What’s supposedly great about this app is that you can pay less than you normally would have to booking an entire night’s stay, since reservations are pro-rated by the hour. Let’s look at how prices of a shorter stay compare to a full night’s stay.
The Double Tree Chicago Magnificent Mile costs $93.33 including taxes to book for five hours today through As You Stay.
To book it for the whole night, the cheapest room costs $20 more.
So in this case, you’re better off booking through As You Stay if you only need the room for a matter of hours. Of course you’ll want to price compare before buying a room directly through As You Stay, but actually all the other examples I looked up through the app and compared to the hotel’s website were cheaper than a one night stay.
Promo Code and Free Stays
Use promo code SARAHM5267 when signing up and you’ll receive a $25 credit after completing your first stay (I will as well).
You can also create your own promo code to share with friends so you can earn more credits. Just touch the menu button and select “Stay For Free”.
As an added incentive to book through As You Stay, the app offers credits every time you complete a stay to use towards future stays.
Want to rent a hotel room for less than 24 hours and not have to pay the full night’s stay price? Check out As You Stay. The new app provides stranded travelers or just those in need of a room for a matter of hours with options, via an application that is easy to use.
Yea, yea, make all the jokes you want–pretty useful though. Let’s hope they roll it out to more cities soon. Any readers out there tried it yet?
Hat tip The Points Guy