Traveling and hotels are two of the most important aspects of any vacation or holiday. Whether you are backpacking through Southeast Asia on a budget, having an Eat, Pray, Love experience in Paris or living out your dream vacation in the Caribbean, hotels offer comfort, safety and convenience. They also help you save money by giving you the ability to stay close to popular attractions.
Hotels are a great option for families, as they often provide amenities such as a full-service restaurant, pool and gym. They can also accommodate large groups of travelers, with family suites or multiple-bedroom units available. In addition, hotels typically have 24-hour front desks and a check-in/check-out process that is very convenient when traveling with children.
Another benefit of hotels is that they are usually more regulated than Airbnb properties. Many hotels have a designation called Airbnb Plus that indicates the property has been vetted by a member of their staff. For first-time Airbnb users or those who want a bit more quality control, this is an excellent option.
Another way to save money on a hotel is to book in the off-season. This is when the majority of tourists are gone, and hotel prices go down. Additionally, booking a hotel on a Monday rather than Friday can save you money because locals tend to travel on the weekends, increasing demand and driving up prices. Also, consider booking a hotel that offers security cameras. This is a great feature for solo travelers, especially women, as it can reduce the chances of theft and other incidents that can happen in public areas.