Choosing the right hotel can be a daunting experience. There are so many variables to consider when making your decision. Too many choices can be overwhelming so its important to plan ahead and focus on what really matters. By following our simple advice, you will be able to book the right hotel in just a fraction of the time.
Finding a Hotel
One of the best things about living in 2018 is that its easier to search for things thanks to the internet. Google is a great tool, but don’t just search for eg. “Best hotel in San Francisco”, doing this will give you a lot of irrelevant results. Instead, use Expedia and use the advanced filter to help you find what you need. Expedia will not only help you find the best hotel but one that also matches your budget.
Know what you want
Using aggregators like Expedia or Trivago can be great, but you need to know what to look for. For example, when I travel I look for hotels that are pet-friendly, have a hot tub, gym, and is priced between $150-$200 per night. Having amenities in mind help me quickly filter and narrow down my search.
Don’t look for the cheapest hotel
Many people make the mistake to look for the cheapest possible option. This can be good if you are on a tight budget, but it’s never good when choosing the right fit for your needs. The cheapest hotels are usually cheap for a reason, so try your best to stay away from them if you want to have a relaxing memorable experience.
Look at a map
Location is everything, and you need to know what places you will be visiting before you choose a place to stay. If you can find a hotel that is within a mile radius of all your planned activities this is a huge win. If traveling alone, I recommend renting a scooter to get around, you will have lots of fun in addition to saving money on gas or Uber. Here is a guide to helping you find the right scooter.
Even though finding the right hotel can take a long time, don’t give in because and settle for something you don’t want when you feel frustrated. Take a step back to clear your mind. I use an app called HeadSpace to meditate and reduce anxiety. You can also try some light yoga and exercise before you get back to searching for the right place to stay. I hope this advice can help you make the right decision when choosing the right hotel experience.