Traveling and hotels are a big part of the lodging industry. These types of accommodation are found in various shapes and sizes, from bare bones abodes that are often referred to as motels to 5-star resorts that provide every luxury under the sun. They also vary in price, with higher starred hotels being more expensive than those with lower star ratings.
These types of accommodations can be found in a wide variety of locations, but are most often located near airports, business districts, downtown areas and metropolitan areas. Many hotels have amenities like pools, spas and fitness centers that are available to guests at an additional cost, but these are not always included with the basic hotel rate.
Some of the largest and most well-known hotels include high-end luxury offerings such as The Ritz Carlton and St. Regis, sleek urban destinations like JW Marriott and Sheraton, tried and true standards such as Westin and Sheraton and budget options such as SpringHill Suites and Residence Inn. These chains also tend to have a variety of booking apps that allow travelers to check rates on the go and secure a room without even having to contact the hotel directly.
Other apps like TripIt and Google Travel allow users to lay out their entire trip itinerary in one place, which is a big help for those who are planning to be traveling for extended periods of time and need to keep track of multiple bookings. These tools are not only useful for hotels, but also for flights & transportation and attractions & activities as well.