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Layover Hotels Near Airports

The layover can be one of the trickiest obstacles to navigate for travelers. Many have horror stories to tell about being stuck in an airport for countless hours – forced to eat expensive, subpar food in an uncomfortable environment. It's traditionally been the most difficult to plan your layover when there’s enough time to leave the airport, but not enough to spend a full day in the temporary destination.  

But it really doesn’t have to be this way. In today’s world, people have options for how to make the most of their layover. This is largely due to new arrangements for booking unused hotel spaces near the airport. You can now get a hotel room, or even just take advantage of its amenities, without having to reserve an overnight stay. 

Anyone who’s planning to travel soon should consider looking into layover hotels near airports. They can completely change how you approach flying, regardless of whether you’re doing it for business or leisure. 

 

What Is a Day-Use Layover Hotel?

 

People are generally familiar with the concept of an overnight layover. But what if you have an eight-hour layover during the day? This presents you with an awkward amount of time that would be excruciatingly spent at the airport, but also won’t be sufficient to go out and explore a city – lest you run the risk of missing your next flight. 

A layover hotel near the airport enables travelers to book rooms to relax or use the amenities – such as the gym, pool, or workspaces – by the hour or for short blocks of time. As you can probably already imagine, there are several situations where this works perfectly for layovers. 

 

Why Layover Hotels Are Ideal for Travelers

 

Spending time in the airport is an ineffective use of time, but it might not be enough to convince you of the benefits of day-use and layover hotel rooms. So let’s dig into some of the reasons why layover hotels are an ideal solution for travelers:

  • You might actually save money – It’s no secret that the airport is an expensive place to exist for long periods of time. The market dynamics of being stuck somewhere can lead to you thinking 10 dollars is an acceptable price for a bag of chips and a bottle of water. Maybe you can swallow that if you’re flying as a hungry, lone wolf. For a family, however, this just won’t cut it. Escaping to a layover hotel by the hour can allow you to eat and entertain yourself more affordably, while increasing your comfort and enjoyment levels.

  • There’s no reason to put yourself through the airport gauntlet – Traveling can already be an exhausting experience. This is only compounded when you have to spend an extended period of the time sitting in the airport. Opting for a layover hotel can let you rest and rejuvenate for what’s next – be it a busy vacation or an important meeting. 

  • Hotels offer many spaces for diverse needs – While a business traveler looks to use a workstation or freshen up with a shower, a family might want to splash around the pool or eat at a restaurant. Or, you might just want to hit the gym after a particularly indulgent vacation. All these things are made possible by day-use layover hotels. The versatility of this offering is part of what makes it so appealing for those with an extended layover. 

  • You can opt for cheaper flights – Sometimes you’ll find a flight that’s significantly less expensive than other options, but comes with a catch: an excessively long layover. If you have a layover hotel available, it’s possible to save money and still enjoy yourself despite the time between flights. 

Layovers have traditionally been seen as a negative experience to be avoided. With the availability of layover hotels, however, travelers have a whole new set of tools for making the most of their time. Check out how HotelsByDay can upgrade your next layover. 

 

The Congress has always served us well for years. We tried another hotel offering day rates but we came back to the comfort of the rooms and professional staff.
Mike
Easy quick check in. Nice staff. Nice Room. Enjoyed an afternoon away from the kiddos with my hubby for his birthday! Will stay again
APRIL
The hotel is gorgeous and very unconventional! We were in walking distance to Ocean Drive but far enough to relax and unwind. I would definitely recommend and visit again if I’m the area!
Dom Reed
Reservation was 7-5, I arrived at 8 and was told they don't have day rooms for the hours specified. They only have them in 5 hours blocks. I showed my confirmation clearly stating checkin is at 7 and check out at 5 but the manager said they Read More
Rick
This hotel is definitely a vibe! The front desk staff was accommodating and extremely helpful. They really made is feel welcomed. The valet guy even spent extra time helping us to rent the complimentary bikes. I appreciated my short stay he Read More
Kiy Lowe

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The Congress has always served us well for years. We tried another hotel offering day rates but we came back to the comfort of the rooms and professional staff.
Mike
Easy quick check in. Nice staff. Nice Room. Enjoyed an afternoon away from the kiddos with my hubby for his birthday! Will stay again
APRIL
The hotel is gorgeous and very unconventional! We were in walking distance to Ocean Drive but far enough to relax and unwind. I would definitely recommend and visit again if I’m the area!
Dom Reed
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Frequently Asked Questions

Generally, day rooms are 'run of the house' - meaning that whatever room is vacant will be assigned to you.  If you have a specific room request, we suggest you write on the 'message' section during your booking, or simply request it at check-in. 

Yes. The hotel is under contract to keep your room until one hour prior to your day room check-out time.

You have two options to book with HotelsByDay:

You can "pay at the hotel" which grants you free cancellation up to the same day.

You can also select a "non-refundable" booking. This means that you'll need to provide credit card details to book a day room. Once booked, the hotel will not allow us to change the date, cancel, or refund the stay.

For 'Pay at hotel' bookings there are no card details taken at the time of the booking non the website, and you will pay at the hotel upon check-in. 
However for 'non- refundable' bookings, a card is required and payment is processed at the time of the booking.

In both cases, you are asked to check-in at the hotel with a matching ID and Credit Card, matching the name on the reservation.

No - our bookings come manually and are entered into the hotel's reservation system ONLY on the day of your check-in. All you have to do is to show up with a copy of your reservation, as well as a valid ID & credit card that matches the name on your reservation.

Please note that regardless if you pre-paid for the room or not, the hotel will momentarily charge your credit card for incidentals. They will refund the hold within four business days post-stay.

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