Traveling and hotels are two things that go hand in hand. Choosing the right hotel will make your trip more enjoyable, more comfortable and will save you time and money.
Several factors play into the decision making process of travellers when it comes to picking out accommodation, but for most people a hotel’s amenities are usually the most important factor in deciding where they want to stay. While some people are happy with a basic bed and a few channels on the television, others want the more luxurious hotels with spa facilities such as saunas and massage rooms as well as in-room dining options.
Another important aspect to look for is whether the hotel offers loyalty programs. This can be a great way to earn points and even free stays in the future. Likewise, it is often worth checking out the hotel’s partnerships with other frequent flier programmes.
Some hotels also offer other services which might be useful to business travellers such as fax and photocopying (at a cost) or internet access, while others provide fitness/wellness facilities such as gyms and swimming pools and may have restaurants, although these are less common and vary between hotels. Likewise, some offer laundry and dry cleaning services, while others don’t.
Finally, it’s often worth considering how close the hotel is to the main attractions of the city in question and whether there are restaurants nearby. Spending hours commuting into the city and to the highlights will waste valuable travel time and may be more expensive than staying in a central location.