Traveling is expensive, but it’s also an amazing experience that will help you learn and grow as a person. However, if you’re traveling as a family, couples or alone, it can be hard to figure out where to stay. So let’s take a look at some tips to help you find the best hotels for your budget and travel needs.
A hotel is a place to sleep, wash, and refresh during an extended trip away from home. Typically, the hotel is located in the centre of a city or town and provides a range of services to travellers.
Some hotel chains operate multiple brands in order to cater to different customer groups. For example, a full service hotel chain may have a Days Inn brand that operates hotels with more basic motel-like amenities and less luxury than the flagship chain. Similarly, a hotel in an affluent neighbourhood may have a lower price point than one in a poorer area.
Aside from location and price, the quality of a hotel is usually determined by its star rating and amenities. Repeat travelers know what to expect from a specific hotel, while novices can use sorting filters on booking websites to view hotels meeting certain prices, ratings (quality), or other criteria (distance, size, brand, etc). In some countries, the stars awarded to a hotel are subjective and can be given by the hotel itself, whereas in others, the rating system is regulated by an independent organisation.