Location-Based Factors To Consider When You Choose Your Hotel


As you begin to think about booking a hotel room for an upcoming trip, it's important to focus on the location of the establishment within the city that you're visiting. While a hotel's star rating and on-site amenities are also important, you'll often find that picking the right hotel location for your needs can augment your experience. Generally, you'll find a number of hotels in a city's downtown area and another grouping of hotels in the suburbs. There are definite advantages to staying in each location. Here are some factors that you'll want to consider before you complete your booking.

Vehicle Vs. No Vehicle

It's useful to evaluate whether you'll have your own vehicle or not when you visit the city. If you don't have a vehicle, you may favor staying downtown. Downtown hotels are ideal, in part, because they're within walking distance to a variety of destinations. Restaurants, shopping areas, meeting places, and even public transportation stops are all conveniently located around downtown hotels. Conversely, if you'll have a vehicle, you may opt to stay in the suburbs. You may need a vehicle to drive to restaurants, tourist areas, and shopping destinations. Additionally, many people who drive favor staying in the suburbs because the traffic is lighter than downtown..

Featured Amenities

In many cases, you'll find that downtown hotels are geared more toward business travelers, while properties in the suburbs are aimed at family travelers. While there are certainly exceptions to this concept, you'll often find this to be the case. As such, it's important to evaluate what amenities you may need in your hotel. For example, a downtown hotel will often have on-site conference rooms, which are handy if you're meeting clients. These hotels will often have concierge services, which is ideal if you need last-minute dinner reservations to impress a client or colleague. Family-focused hotels in the suburbs may have amenities such as free breakfast, which is convenient and cost-effective if you're visiting with a large family.

Length Of Stay

Think, too, about the length of your hotel stay. If you're staying for several days, you may want a hotel that has a kitchenette. This will save you from the cost of eating out repeatedly, as you'll be able to make your own meals. You'll often find suite-style hotels in the suburbs, for example. A long stay may warrant having some laundry done, too. Suite-style hotels will often have laundry rooms for guests, while higher-end hotels — including those downtown that cater to the business class — can send someone to collect your clothing and have it laundered for you.


15 February 2017

Making The Most Of Your Hotel Experience

When I started traveling a lot for work, I assumed that the best thing about any hotel was the pool. I would go out to dinner someplace close to the hotel every night, and simply watch TV or sit in the hot tub. However, after talking with a friend of mine, I discovered that hotels offer a lot more than I thought. My friend asked me to try room service and to rent movies in my hotel room. It was incredible to learn all of the tricks to staying in a hotel, and I want to share them with you. As you travel, remember the articles on this website.