Tips on Choosing a Hotel That Complements Your Vacation Preferences


Choosing a hotel is one of the most important parts of your vacation. After all, it’s the place you leave from in the morning, ready to start your day, and where you return in the evening for relaxation and a good night’s sleep, so you can wake up refreshed and ready to go.

Everyone’s lodging needs are different based on personal preference, budget, the type of vacation and the people with whom they’ll be traveling, whether it’s a romantic trip for two or a family getaway, or even a solo adventure.

An excellent way to start is by listing the things that are important to you and your travel companions. Think about how much of the day you’ll be in the hotel. In a resort area, you may spend most of your time on the property. If you’re in a city where you'll be spending the day sightseeing, you may only use the hotel for sleep.

Some travelers want to step out of the lobby and be in the thick of things, with easy access to attractions, restaurants, and public transportation. Others may prefer a quieter location, a leafy neighborhood perhaps, or maybe a smaller hotel that isn’t quite so busy and offers more of a personal touch. You may be fine with ultra-modern or want something with some history and charm. When it comes to resort areas, some travelers are happy with a basic hotel on the beach, while others revel in luxury accommodations or all-inclusive lodging.

When it comes to dining, you may prefer a hotel with breakfast included and a restaurant where you can have dinner or order room service. Maybe you will just want to relax in the lounge. Or perhaps you’d rather head to a local breakfast spot and you’ve already made a list of the restaurants and nightspots you want to try. For families, a hotel with a pool may be non-negotiable. For travelers who want to keep to their workout, a fitness center is essential.

There are so many choices in every category that the possibilities can seem limitless, and at times overwhelming. That’s where a travel advisor from Travel Leaders Group is ready to help you.

As seasoned travelers, travel advisors have the expertise that comes from their own experiences, as well as a deep reservoir of knowledge gained from planning trips for their clients. They can help you pick a hotel or resort that suits your needs, no matter what kind of trip you’re taking.

And they have the relationships with suppliers that will help get you the added amenities to make that trip even more special. For example, consumers who book through the Travel Leaders Group SELECT Hotels & Resorts program can take advantage of benefits like a room upgrade when available, complimentary breakfast and free in-room Wi-Fi. More than 1,000 properties worldwide are included, all vetted for quality and service.

For help planning a trip across the United States or around the world, contact your travel agent.

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