If you’re thinking about getting away on a vacation, you have probably given a lot of thought to your ideal destination. You know what areas you want to visit, what tours you want to take, and what performances you want to see. However, after the museums close and the concerts are over, have you thought about where you plan to rest your weary head? The amount of time spent at a hotel on vacation is considerable, so this little decision can actually be the thing that makes or breaks your vacation experience. Here are a few things to consider when booking your accommodations.
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Is it Close to the Main Attractions?
If you plan to do a lot of sightseeing, make sure your hotel is near the places you want to visit. If you have to drive a long way or spend a lot of time on public transportation to reach that beach or that theme park, you’ll be wasting a big chunk of your day that would be better spent enjoying your vacation.
Are You Traveling With Pets?
If you bring your furry friend along, make sure your hotel allows pets. Many hotels require an extra fee for having a dog or cat in your room. If you are traveling with a dog, be sure to pick a room that has easy access to the outdoors, so that your pet is comfortable.
Are There Things for the Kids to Do?
You might not want to spend every waking hour out and about while on vacation, so it is important to choose a hotel that has plenty for kids to do. For many kids, the highlight of the vacation is the hotel pool, so make sure your hotel has one! Let the kids kick back and watch TV in the hotel room. If you’re going out and leaving the kids to entertain themselves for a while, make sure that the TV offers parental control options so that you have some control over your children’s media selections. Some hotels allow you to rent video game consoles and games, which is always a hit with the kids.
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What Amenities are Offered?
If your vacation is longer than a few days, it might be a good idea to rent a room with a kitchenette so that you don’t have to eat at a restaurant every night. You can prepare dinner or pack a lunch if your room offers this kitchen amenity. In the very least, having a fridge in your room allows you to keep groceries, water bottles and leftover food cold. Does the hotel offer wi-fi internet access to your room? Is a free breakfast part of the package? These considerations may influence your choice of hotel.
You might think it’s hard to get a hotel that has everything you want for a reasonable price, but booking last minute hotels can make staying in your ideal hotel much more affordable. Make the most of your vacation by staying in a hotel that meets your needs.