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One way to ensure an enjoyable vacation wherever is to select the best accommodations that suit your needs, budget, and preferences. The right hotel to choose is one that offers excellent amenities and great value for your money. In today’s post, we are listing down all the important factors you should consider when choosing a hotel:

Location

Regardless if you are on a trip for business or pleasure, it pays to choose an accessible hotel. The last thing you want is to waste your cash on transportation! If say, you are on a business trip, choose a hotel that’s near to all the places you need to be in. On the other hand, if you are on vacation, make sure the hotel is just a stone’s throw away from local attractions such as the beach, shopping centers, etc.

We recommend choosing a hotel online. This way, you can check out the location of a specific hotel, make comparisons, and find out which ones are closest to the spots you plan to go.

Value

You just can’t forgo value when choosing the best accommodations for you. More so if you are paying a lot for a hotel stay! If you have the budget for it, you cannot go wrong with five or four-star hotels. But don’t ignore budget hotels either, especially if you are working on a limited budget. Room rates will vary from one hotel to the other. Most times, room rates are at their lowest during the off peak season. If you want to save up on room rates, consider working your schedule around off peak season!

Go for a hotel that breaks down all the items you need to pay. This is one way to avoid hidden charges. Additional fees, like cancelation charge, will also apply to most hotels.

Amenities

Excellent amenities are always welcome especially if you plan to stay in a hotel for weeks at a time. Most hotels offer different room options as well as added amenities like an onsite gym, restaurant, spa, and entertainment centers for the kids. If you are staying with the whole family, better book a larger room to keep the kids comfortable.  Being friendly to the hotel staff could also lead to free upgrades and other perks. Generally, if your face is familiar to a specific hotel, you are bound to score freebies and upgrades.

Security

This goes especially if you are traveling with kids or you have a lot of valuables with you. Go for a hotel that prioritizes safety and security. Choose a hotel with a sound security plan, one with installed security cameras all over the property. Choose a gated hotel with guarded privacy for maximum security. The rooms should have a safe to keep your valuables.

Cleanliness

The right hotel should be clean; the rooms are fresh and well maintained. The room should be arranged exactly as the website pictures. If you are not satisfied with the room, do not hesitate to cancel your booking. Let the manager know why you canceled your stay so the same mistake does not happen again. No one wants to spend a night at a filthy hotel.