Traveling and hotels are intertwined, whether it’s a business trip or a vacation. With so many options available, it can be hard to know which type of accommodation is right for your travels. In addition to location, price and amenities there are also other factors to consider such as the type of hotel and what features it offers.
Hotels have many features that distinguish them from other types of accommodation, often these features contribute to the star rating a hotel receives which in turn affects its prices. They may offer 24 hour customer service, housekeeping or cleaning services and concierge assistance. In addition to these features, they may also provide wellness, fitness and spa facilities including a gym or pool, sauna, massage/therapy rooms and beauty salons. They also usually have restaurants or at least convenient restaurant-style dining on site and in some cases a bar.
Motels are another form of accommodation, often offering basic amenities and a budget-friendly price tag. They may be more likely to have a large parking area that can accommodate trucks and larger vehicles, which is a useful feature for those traveling in a vehicle. They may also offer convenience stores and food delivery services.
Other types of accommodations to consider include apartment hotels and vacation rentals. These are typically available through platforms such as Airbnb and allow you to live like a local while on holiday. This is especially appealing for longer stays and can be a more authentic experience. In addition, these types of accommodations can provide a greater sense of security and privacy.