Hotel, Motel, Or Inn? Picking The Right Place To Stay

 

 

When you plan a vacation, there are many details that require your attention. First, you must chose where you will go. Then, you need to plan on how you will be arriving there. You also have to plan where you will stay. Keep reading for some useful tips on finding a good place to stay.

Use websites like Orbitz and Expedia for great prices. If you are a member of a loyalty program, use that info when checking rates. Also, as an added bonus, you may get discounts from other companies such as AAA or AARP.

Consider ordering room service during your stay. It may cost more, but it’s convenient when you don’t feel like leaving.

When thinking about the type of hotel you would like to stay at, there are plenty of options to consider. Price is important but a shabby, dirty hotel room is no bargain at any price. A pool, a gym, a restaurant, free breakfast, free local calls and free Wi-Fi are other amenities that may be important to you. So decide on the amenities that mean the most to you and start looking.

Check out your room ahead of unpacking. Is it clean? Check the toilet, the shower, and the sink to make sure they are clean and function properly. Do you have the blankets, pillows and towels you need? If you spot any problems, immediately notify the hotel staff so they can fix it or move you to another room.

In order to get the best prices for hotel stays, you will want to plan your trip several weeks or months beforehand. Many locations offer discounts if you are willing to book more than a month or two ahead of time. This will allow you to save up to 50 percent even when staying at an elite hotel.

Book massages as early as possible. Many top masseuses book by name, so plan as early as possible.

Always remember to pack running clothes and any thing else you need for exercising while on your trip. Jogging around the city before you start your day will add enjoyment to your vacation. When you go running in a new city, you will get a free tour, up-close and personal.

Vacation “green” if you are worried about the environment. Luckily, you can choose from quite a few green hotels these days. Green certification is something some of the newly built hotels are quite proud of promoting. Older hotels might change practices to be more green. Ask your travel agent to help you identify environmentally friendly hotels.

Before you decide to book, always find out if there are any hotel transfer fees so you won’t be surprised on your bill. Hidden transfer costs can really make a room not worth it. Inquiring in advance will mean more savings for you.

Clearly, it is possible to find an affordable, comfortable hotel. Now that you know what to watch out for, you’re good to go. So turn you attention to your packing and start anticipating a great trip. When you return, you will have some wonderful stories for your friends.