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How to Choose the Best Hotel for Your Next Trip

For many travelers, the level of their enjoyment on any given vacation is directly related to the quality of their accommodations. It can be difficult for some people to relax when they don’t feel comfortable or feel as though their hotel is not up to par. Whether they are faced with an undesirable location or the cleanliness of the room is not quite where they would like it, many people end up miserable on their trip because of where they made their reservations. In order to avoid this situation, here are some tips that can guide you to the best room possible – whether it’s at a Marriott or a motel – for your next trip.

Consider Your Priorities

Before you many any reservations, it’s a good idea to sit down and make a list of all of the things that you would like to see in your choice of hotels. Your priorities can give you a starting point as you begin looking into the hotels where you would like to stay. Perhaps you would like a room with a view or a quiet location that is far away from a busy road. No matter what you prefer, making a list of those preferences can help you gauge how important certain aspects of each hotel are to your decision making process.

Search Your Price Range

For many people, the price of a room can be the determining factor in where they stay while on vacation. Some travelers are just fine spending a little bit extra for those special upgrades that they enjoy, while others are more comfortable saving some money for other expenses by going cheap on their accommodations. Regardless of your preferences, searching for the hotels that are within your budget can help you narrow down your search so that you can find the place that is just right for you. There are many websites online that make price matching and searching very simple, otherwise you can try calling around to each of the hotels in order to find the right price for you.

Location, Location

If you are travelling to a destination that is fairly common for many vacationers, chances are that there are a lot of hotels in that area. If that is the case, the right location may not matter as much as every hotel is probably close enough that you won’t have to worry about how you will get around. If that is not the case at your destination, you should probably consider the location of the hotels before you book a room. For a beach vacation, it wouldn’t do to be staying a long way away from the actual beach. Looking for the hotels that offer the nearest stay would be a better bet. You can do a search online and check out the maps in the area to determine which hotels are located in the spot that you would prefer so that you are not surprised when you arrive at check in.


Sometimes it can be hard to determine what a hotel really looks like unless you have been there yourself. Unless you are returning to a vacation destination where you have already travelled, you probably won’t be able to get an insider’s look on your own. That is where reviews can be very helpful. While many of the websites used by hotels include glamorized photos and descriptions of the properties, reviews by travelers who have actually stayed there can give you a better idea of what you can expect. Keep in mind that some travelers may exaggerate, so you should take each review with a grain of salt, but it can certainly be a help to have some outside opinions about the hotels that you are thinking about using.

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