Important Factors For Choosing a Hotel Accommodation

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There are many essential factors in choosing a hotel accommodation for a successful trip. So read these important hotel hacks and choose best hotel.

Choosing a Hotel Accommodation
Important Factors To Choose Perfect HOTEL Accommodation for Successful Trip

Hey, holidays are coming, and you have finalized your dream destination and booked air tickets.  Now you are again in the big dilemma of choosing the right accommodation/stay for a Successful Trip.  You are thrown with a bundle of great choices regarding hotel stays which are very tempting and appealing deals.

 There are many factors to be considered in booking a hotel like hotels having a room with a view, big luxurious lobbies, hospitable staff, perfect location, proximity to city-center or public transport, freebies deals, etc. but choosing wisely and filtering out will help you in choosing a Perfect Hotel for Successful Trip.  Also, many people prefer to stay in hostel due to many reasons.

Reviews of my Comfortable and Luxury Stay in New York City
Comfortable and Cozy room

After traveling to various places for many different reasons and occasions, I have done a few hits and misses on Hotel selection during my Trips.  And have concluded that Choosing a Hotel for a Successful Trip depends totally upon the Destination.  In this post, I will also talk about Destination types that govern our choice of hotel.

Important Factors For Choosing a Hotel Accommodation for a Successful Trip

DESTINATION TYPES – Choosing a Hotel Accommodation

  • Big Metro Cities like NYC, Shanghai, London, Mumbai, Sydney, Paris, Tokyo, etc.
  • Nature Destinations like Islands and hilly towns eg. – Santorini, Mykonos, Maldives, Mauritius, Shimla, Kazbegi, Garmisch, etc.
  • Staycation Luxurious Resorts on the outskirts of cities or places with no major tourist attractions.
  • Highway Stays during Long Drives, e.g.driving in the USA, India, Australia, etc.
  • Stay in a Historical Palace/Mansion, e.g., Jaisalmer, Jaipur, Udaipur, Seville, or any Historical Place converted into Hotel.

If your DESTINATION IS A VERY BIG CITY

 Here the primary selection of Hotel you will consider is Location or Proximity to City Center. The closest to the City center, the more you enjoy city life.   Though the location of all hotels plays a vital role if you are traveling to big cities, it should be given PRIORITY.  You would save a lot of time commuting if you lived in the heart of the big city.  Traveling from the heart of the town becomes very easy as you get public transport to all places nearby from a walk away from your hotel. 

All big cities have very well-arranged vast public transport networks, so living nearby is a wise choice. 

Reviews of my Comfortable and Luxury Stay in New York City
View from my window – 42nd street

But if you are living in centralized locations of big cities, then you have to slightly compromise on a few points like –

  • The size of the Room can be smaller.
  • Hotel staff can be bustling, so you can lack personal attention
  • There may not be wide front landscapes or porches in the hotel.
  • The swimming Pool can be on a rooftop, not on the ground floor.

PROS –

  • You can access 24 hours open restaurants, cafes, Supermarkets, and Medical Shops at walking distance from the hotel.
  • Nightlife can be easily accessible
  • Public Transport is at a walkable distance
  • Save your time in commuting
  • You get the feel of busy city life and enjoy city vibes
  • As there are many eating options outside of your hotel, you can even skip your breakfast option with room for a better money-saving deal.  

NATURE DESTINATIONS

If you have selected a place full of nature, like blue seas, rugged landscapes, rolling hills, and snowy mountains, then prefer a hotel/ Room with a view of nature. So if you are going to beaches or hilly areas, the selection of hotels with a view is perfect for a successful trip. If you are selecting a destination because of its natural beauty, choosing a hotel with the same picture is always good to enjoy nature at every moment. 

You have to bear a few things like –

  • The hotel is away from the city center
  • Public Transport is not easily accessible, but that particular area or town is so tiny that you can reach far places without wastage time.
  • No 24 hours shops/cafes nearby and therefore we have to rely on Hotel’s restaurants.
  • Sometimes these Hotel Properties are small and don’t have all amenities.

PROS –

  • You will enjoy a million-dollar view 24 X 7 from your room.
  • You will get a perfect sunrise and sunset from your bed. No need to wake up early and reach the sunrise
  • Soak into nature in your comfort.
  • Many such hotels provide free shuttles to the city center

Staycation Luxurious Resorts on outskirts of cities

These kinds of resorts/hotels exist where there are not many historical places or natural places to visit.  These kinds of resorts are tourist attractions. As nearby cities do not have many places to look out for, these Luxurious Resorts/hotels serve as the Perfect Staycation option for fun-filled Family Weekend Trips.  In this type of visit, SELECT a HOTEL with full amenities. 

Looking out for a wide range of luxurious amenities is an essential factor.  We cannot neglect the amenities of such stays.  DOUBLE CHECK with your hotel about these amenities and their usages included with the Room Tariffs or Payable Extra. 

Sri Lanka Trip
Sri Lanka trip

Be careful as you spend more than 80% of your time in this resort, so double-check the amenities and other details. 

Here you have to bear slightly on –

  • You cannot reach the city very quickly, as it is far away from the city -center. So carry on all your essentials with you.
  • Depend on Hotel’s Entertainment, Food, and Luxury Facilities.
  • Can Be Expensive

PROS –

  • You will be pampered like King/Queen, so you can spoil yourself for a few days.
  • Rooms and hotel premises are huge
  • Lots of Luxury and Adventure Sports within the premises.
  • An evening full of Entertainment like Live music, dance, various shows, etc.
  • Children can have their own company at Day Care center on the premises.
  • Spa, Yoga, Exercise, or Meditation are some exotic facilities you can try.

HIGHWAY STAYS  during LONG DRIVES

 Highway Stays are necessary stays when driving on Long Road Trips. In many countries or continents, traveling by road takes several hours, and you have to stay a night near the HIGHWAY.  These destinations are not chosen by us but mandatory ones when we continuously drive through 8 to 9 hours. 

If you are traveling by road and going long, do not book the destination hotel in advance.  There are many CHECK-IN OPTIONS while driving through.  Whenever you feel tired of driving and do not want to travel more, stop at your nearby motel/inn and check-in. 

TAKE CARE OF –

  • Free Wi-Fi Facility
  • Free Parking for your car
  • Onsite restaurant or eating facility nearby
  • Nearby Fueling Station.

This stay is just an escape on the highway to relax and sleep at night. Don’t expect great things from these motels.  They should be well-maintained, safe, and clean.  You will not get luxury amenities, hospitable staff or a view from the room.  It is to spend your time or take a rest and walk out the following day.  I took this kind of stay during my East Coast Road trip in the USA, and many times in India.  

HISTORICAL PLACE (STAY IN HISTORICAL PALACE/MANSION/MONUMENT)

Nowadays, there is a growing trend of living or spending a night in an ancient palace or monument which has great significance in history.  Some of these Palaces are converted into Luxury hotels with ancient royal customs. Here the History of the Palace and its related stories rules the selection of accommodation. These Palaces can be far away from the city or can be in the town.  They offer all the ancient styles of treatment to their guests. 

Picture of my Stay Spanish Mansion in Seville owned my royal ministers now converted into the hotel.

You have to bear slightly on –

  • You must climb stairs as they may lack modern amenities like elevators or LIFTS. Their architecture is such that they cannot construct Lifts or something like that.
  • Sleep on traditional beds, not like modern mattresses or pillows.  
  • Bathrooms can be like olden day styled Hamas or bathtubs, without those fizzy showers with many settings.
  • Food can be specific traditional styled according to the customs of that Palace.

PROS –

  • You are witnessing and living at a Palace where major historical events occurred centuries ago.
  • You will get all ROYAL TREATMENT.
  • You will learn about the ancient Royal customs and ceremonies.
  • For a few days, you will be having a Lifestyle of a King / Queen

So you must know that DESTINATION plays an important role in choosing hotels.  But for all types of stays, there are many choices with reviews on Booking.com and TripAdvisor. Check for the good and bad reviews, and then book for it.  Therefore Choose Hotels as per your Destination choice, not by Brand name or other things. 

Read my HOTEL REVIEWS ON Staying at Big Cities like NYC, Shanghai and Nature Stay like on Greek Island islands – Santorini or Mykonos.  Also, read about Staycation options near Dubai and Abudhabi at Hatta, Liwa, etc. 

TIPS

  • Call Hotel personally to check all details that matter to you the most to have total clarity.
  • Don’t get carried away by the Hotel’s pictures on their sites. Check Traveler’s photos of those hotels or read reviews of Travel Blogger on your specific choice.
  • Check on their website for current First – Timer Discounts or special Membership Discount offers.
  • Call them and ask for Free Shuttle service to Airport or Free Car Park( if you are driving) and breakfast options.
  • Read about Hotel vs Airbnb – why some travelers like Hotel stay compared to Air Bnb home stays. 

The main question is – WHAT MATTERS YOU MOST? Is the main reason for choosing a hotel. You will not get all the facilities or PLUS POINTS of your choice. You have to compromise slightly on but will get other PLUS POINTS TOO.  So if your hotel selection is based on the choice of Destination, then you are sorting out or filtering out half of the hotels.

Click below to select your preferred stay in your favorite location. 



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Now you can know Important Factors in choosing a hotel Accommodation for a Successful Trip

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Important Factors To Choose Perfect HOTEL Accommodation for Successful Trip

So, till then KEEP TRAVELING……………… KEEP EXPLORING……………………………………………………

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88 Comments

  1. Thank you for posting these article. You’re post very educating and informative people so much. I really thankful for found the hotels in Bali. Bali is a great island with million beach and culture theres. I will come to Bali in the end of year. Great job.

  2. Excellent tips here in your article. When we visit a city we always try and book a room in the centre so we can walk everywhere and really get the feel of the place. We also love staying in historical hotels – we will now put your Seville Spanish Mansion – on our list of places to visit. It looks like the place we would love to stay in.

  3. I like your advice to travel as far as you are comfortable with if you’re going a long distance and to them stop at a nearby motel or inn and check-in. This would be a great way to help you get as far you can in a single day while still ensuring you stay comfortable. When choosing where to stop, it might be a good idea to research online a little while before you want to stop so you can research what accommodations are available and find one that is affordable and with enough space for your group.

  4. Thank you for suggesting that you should make sure and call the hotels to double check all of the details. My husband and I are wanting to get away to a hotel this weekend and need to find the right hotel. I’ll have to do some research and find a great hotel to help us relax and get away.

  5. I really appreciate your tip to try and live in a big city since you can have easy access to public transportation. My wife told me that she has a business trip that she is going on this weekend, and she doesn’t know where she should request to stay for the whole weekend. Since she has a lot of meetings, I will be sure to tell her that she should be in the middle of the city!

  6. Thank you for pointing out that I need to give traveling priority if I intend to stay in a hotel in the city and that I need to look for a place wherein public transport is available. I will keep this in mind since I intend to stay in a hotel for my week-long vacation, and I have decided to do it in the city. I will be sure to follow your tip since I will most likely go out to look around the place. It would be nice if there are public transport vehicles around.

  7. I like the tip that you gave to outline your needs in a hotel. My wife and I are going on a trip next month, and we want to make sure that we get the best services. I will be sure to outline my needs, so I can choose the hotel that will best serve those.

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