The Yelp app has had the ability for users to check in at their hotel for a while now, but there was no real compelling reason for folks to use that feature. A compelling reason may have finally landed for some. Yelp has added the ability for users to get discounts nearby the hotel when checking-in using the app.
Only the Android app supports the feature as of now thanks to an update that went out late yesterday. The idea is that checking-in using the app would allow the app to know where you are and then the user could get discount offers from local businesses.
That would be things like check-in on a vacation and get a discount offer for dinner at an eatery up the street. One discount that The Washington Post fond is sure to get the eyes of some folks - a free beer. All you have to do to get the discounts is show the app to the establishment apparently with the discount offer.