LodgeNet Mobile turns your iPhone into a hotel TV remote

Those traveling with an iOS device, take note: LodgeNet Mobile (free, universal) lets you use your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch as a remote control for hotel TVs. The app’s developers, LodgeNet Interactive Corporation, claim that the app is compatible with TVs in “hundreds of thousands” of US hotel rooms, including those from Hilton, Starwood, Marriott, Hyatt, Omni Hotels and many more.

Not only does it control the TV (on/off, volume, channel selection), LodgeNet Moble will let you view in-room movie listings, order movies and other video-on-demand features and even find local events and restaurants. That’s great for when you’re traveling with your iPhone or iPad, and super for people who don’t like to handle hotel remote controls (you know who you are).

I haven’t used it, but the apps’ got a four-star rating across 64 reviews on the App Store right now. Since it’s free, there’s nothing to lose by trying it out.

[Via USA Today Travel]