Published on travel.usnews.com | 06/14/2017 I Direct link
LoungeBuddy (Free; iOS and Android). Need a shower? Want to relax with a drink? Airport lounges offer Wi-Fi, charging outlets, food and drink and even places to freshen up or nap. With LoungeBuddy, you can find the airport lounge that meets your needs, and book it on your phone. The app features reviews and photos, and can search by specific amenities at more than 230 airports throughout the world. The app also lets you enter your credit cards or loyalty status to find out if your memberships include free access to any lounges.
DayUse (Free; iOS and Android). For a little more privacy than a lounge provides, DayUse lets you snag a hotel room for a couple of hours at up to 75 percent off the standard overnight rate. With 4,000 hotels in 20 countries, you can spend your layover napping, lounging at a pool or catching up on work in your own hotel room. Bookings are flexible, and you can cancel at the last minute. (...)