So if you just need a place to sleep and check in at midnight but leave town the next morning at 7am, you’d pay a lot less for the room than someone checking in at 3pm and out at noon. Or you could check in five hours late and leave five hours late and pay the same price as you would for standard check in times. There are also benefits for hotels – they can generate additional revenue by getting guests to pay a little extra to check in early to rooms that would otherwise be empty during the day. Get the full story at TechCrunch