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Things to Consider When Choosing a Hotel

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When you’re planning a business trip or vacation, it makes perfect sense to select the right hotel prior to making the final reservations. With so many promos and deals, how will you know if the hotel you’ve chosen lives up to the hype or if this is the right one you’re looking for?

Always remember that when you’re traveling, the hotel is like your home away from home so selecting the right hotel will make your entire trip much more pleasant. These are the things you need to look for when selecting a hotel:

Price. Most hotel reservation websites give you the option to sort search results by price. Check out the available rooms and their prices. It’s highly recommended to book directly to the hotel’s website because many hotels guarantee affordable rates when reservations are booked online.

Amenities. Most of the hotel website’s booking facility allows you to indicate certain amenities that you’re looking for like a swimming pool, fitness center, restaurant or massage parlor. Make sure that you make a fair side-by-side comparison of different hotels to help you decide which one is for you.

Hotel Ratings. You can browse the internet for websites that display ratings of hotels as per their guests’ evaluation. Reading on feed backs or comments from guests will give you an overview of what to expect in the hotel where you plan to stay. However, there are certain issues that may have occurred remotely and have been rectified by the hotel management.

Location. It’s very crucial to choose hotels conveniently located near your planned itinerary. If you’re on a business trip, you would want to stay in a hotel near the office or convention building where your meeting will be held. If you don’t want to rent a car, staying in a hotel which is walking distance from restaurants and convenience stores should be a great idea. This way, you will save on taxi fares and have more time to enjoy your meal.

Service. The best hotels are not only known for its amenities but also for its services. Ideally, the hotel staff should always be friendly and accommodating to your needs. Before making a hotel reservation, you may want to search the internet for any comments posted by previous guest travelers who have stayed in those hotels. Recommendations from other travelers can prove to be very helpful when deciding on what hotel to stay.

Frequent Flier Miles and Loyalty Programs. If you’re a Frequent Flier

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Miles member and you travel a lot, you can sign up for a hotel loyalty program, if any. You will not only earn reward points for your future hotel stay, you get also get the chance to gather airline miles, especially if your hotel has partnered with a frequent flier program. Check your airline or hotel websites to if check out the list of partners.

Reputation. If your hotel is part of a prestigious international hotel chain, they will most likely adhere to a strict standard throughout all chains. They may share the same facilities and services.

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