How To Choose Best Hotel

How To Choose Best Hotel?

There is always confusion among us while choosing the hotel. It's good to have a confusion as one bad selection can completely ruin your holiday. However, When choosing a hotel, the price, amenities, cleanliness, location, service, and safety, should remain among your top concerns then comes the BUDGET! 

With so many accommodations to choose from, you have to take the time to do research and find what is available for your stay. It can be very wise to evaluate several alternatives before booking your rooms. Let's discuss some methods of choosing the best hotel for your needs and budget.

First of all, Be sure to go online to get a ton of useful information about hotel accommodations. But also be cautious about the websites you choose to do with business with and Try to utilize travel websites which have been around for awhile and have a decent track record for their services. You may be also able to find inexpensive rooms if you modify your times of stay. Often you may receive better rates during the week as opposed to the busier weekend travel times.

If you find yourself traveling to a location you are not familiar, a good tip is to get suggestions from people who may live in or who have traveled to that location to get the best recommendations for accommodations. If you have any buddies or family members who travel frequently, you can ask them for suggestions. You should also inquire about your travel destination's restaurants, accessibility to transportation, and tourist attractions. You can also access any online associates you may have as most people now have contacts all over the world because of the internet.

If you belong to social websites like Facebook, you can post questions to find out if anyone can tell you about an excellent hotel at your preferred location. People who reside in the town you are going to may not frequent the local hotels personally, but they often listen to the good and bad feedback about the businesses in their city. They most likely have at least seen the accommodations, so they will be able to give you a good description of how it looks and tell you what the nearby area looks like as well. Lastly, don't forget to read numerous travel review websites.

Moreover, There are so many alternatives these days when it comes to choosing a hotel. Along with the recommendations already given, try to filter your search down to a few reliable accommodations and then make your decision based on the best price, amenities and service, and just try to go with your judgement.

1. Hotel Ratings

The initial step in choosing a hotel is to make a list of hotels that are in the area you plan to visit. Then find out about each one. There are several ways to do this. One method is to simply ask someone who's been there. Another way is to do an online search for guest ratings. While on line, you can also read reviews by former guest. In addition you could call the Tourist information centre. They can provide very helpful information, as well as giving recommendations of good hotels and good prices.

2. Facilities

Once you have narrowed down your choice of hotels to something manageable, the next thing to consider is what kind of facilities they have. Some considerations might be good concierge services, sundry services, shuttle services, good laundry services, indoor or outdoor swimming pool, Internet connections, on site restaurants, gym facilities and whatever else might persuade you one way or another. To determine if the hotel has the facilities that meet your needs, again you can again go online, or just simply call some of the hotels on your list and ask them about the type of amenities they have.

3. Location

Now that you have narrowed down your choice of hotels even more based on facilities, the next step is to decide upon a location in the area that you plan to visit. Some of the factors to consider are access to amenities, such as restaurants, shopping areas, laundry facilities and proximity to attractions you plan to visit. In addition, if you don't have access to a car, it would be a good idea to choose a hotel that is in walking distance from some of the amenities as noted above. It would also be worth your while to do a background check of the area, because you would definitely want to stay clear of rough neighbourhoods. 

4. Transportation and Parking

You need to find out if the hotel has shuttle services to and from the airport, or to and from other locations of interest. If they don't have this service, find out how much you can except to pay for public transportation. If you're going to rent a car upon your arrival, check out what rental companies are available and what is their cost, as well as what kind of parking facilities does the hotel offer?

5. Hotel Rates

By now you've probably narrowed down you choices to a couple of hotels. However, for those of you who are on a budget, which is most of us, probably the most important consideration is the price of the hotel. Making a finally decision on which hotel to choose, becomes a balancing act between amenities and cost. If they are all too expensive for you budget, you then have at least two choices. One, you can revise your list. You might ask yourself, "Do I really need this or that particular amenity." Just because a hotel doesn't have valet parking, for example, doesn't mean that it is not a warm and comfortable place to stay and so on.

On the other hand, maybe you can still have the facility of your choice, by checking into the availability of discounts. Members of certain groups and clubs get discounts. Also, sometimes credit card companies offer discount rates for cardholders to certain hotels or you may be able to get hotel discounts through frequent flyer points. In addition, there are hotel coupon books, in which you can get discount coupons for certain hotels or hotel chains. However, probably the best way to get a discount is to travel during off-season or non-peak days, such as weekdays.

6. Booking

It is always a good idea to book you flight and hotel in advance. Sometimes you are required to book as much as 60 days ahead of time. If you are going to use a Travel service, they can tell you how far in advance you need to book, but usually by booking in advance you will be able to get a better room rate, than if you wait until the last minute. If you're going to stay at a chain hotel, you can often get a better rate by booking in advance online. This may also be possible with some non-chains. Just Google them and see what they have to offer.

But just don't fall into hotel traps. In few countries you may see people outside the airport disguising themselves as police and luring guests to transfer their vacation on other place by saying there is a conflict/violence. These are simply people working on commission. So just avoid them and reach Tourist information centre as soon as you arrived in the destination. 

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