If there is one antiquated service hotels are still hanging onto is placing copies of USA Today at guests’ doors every morning of their stay. We’ve even stayed at hotels where they charge you a fee if you request not to receive a newspaper. It drives us crazy. Who reads printed newspapers anymore? Don’t hotels know how messy they are?
That’s why we love when hotels smarten up and provide guests with electronic options for reading material. Don’t get us wrong. We don’t mind a local magazine on a side table. Other than that, we can pull everything up on our iPads and with Windows 8, our laptops are just as useful for reading and swiping our favorite glossies.
Kudos goes out to the Inn at the Presidio for offering the free Foli iPad app that provides hotel guests complimentary access to magazines like Traveler, Bon Appetit, GQ, Vanity Fair, Wired. We really think this is a brilliant idea and a great way to offer hotel guests reading material on a device most of us have anyway.
We’d be more than happy to pull out our iPad and browse through Foli’s reading options. It saves space and is greener.
Right now Foli is only available in the San Francisco area, but this makes sense everywhere. This would be greatly appreciated at any hotel we visit here in the States and even abroad.
Hotel photos: Inn at Presidio | Folio screenshot: Foli