Last minute hotel bookings are the worst. You have to be on hold with a place while they check for availability, what they have might not be what you want, and not to mention that the last minute charges are always expensive.
Pikanite is a great new app that makes spontaneous staycations more fun and hassle-free. It's available for both Android and iOS platforms. With a few simple taps, you can be on your way to a hotel that they've personally curated for you.
Just like with every app, you have to sign up via Facebook, Google or email. Once that is done, you can begin to explore.
Basically, you select a nearby hotel from their app which has all the details about the rooms, the discounted prices, facilities etc. Then you tap book now. They have some pretty sweet deals for hotels with last-minute discounted prices up to 50%.
They also have an Experience section which we were personally impressed with. You can book various outdoor activities through this section, such as hike, boat ride, jet skiing etc. via the app, and they will take care of the rest.
Pikanite is honestly a really great app and their service has been praised time and time again, which means that you can safely book a hotel if you decide to go out of town on a whim and want to spend the night.
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