Travlang Travel Guide

Travlang's Guide to International Travel

Finding a Place You Never Want to Leave: How to Choose the Best Hotel

The average international trip will cost an American just over $6,000. You’ll spend about a fifth of that on your accommodations.

If you’re going to spend more than a grand on a hotel stay, you want to be sure you’ve picked the best hotel. With so many choices, though, it can be hard to know you’ve really made the best choice.

Our guide will help you find the right hotel every time you travel.

Location, Location, Location

The first thing you want to do is consider where you’ll be. If you’re visiting Disneyland, does it make sense to stay on site? If you’re traveling for a festival or event, you may want to pick somewhere close to the venue.

If you’re going to spend some more time exploring, location may not matter quite as much. It’s probably not a good idea to wait until you arrive in the Grand Canyon and ask Google to find “hotels near my location.”

Do some research and scope out hotels near major attractions you plan to visit. Take a look at the hotel’s location on a map, too.

Compare Hotel Amenities

Once you’ve decided on a location, you can compare hotels in the area. You’ll want to decide what’s most important to you during your stay.

For some people, a pet-friendly policy is a must. For others, making sure the hotel has amenities like a pool or a restaurant will be key.

Price clearly isn’t the only factor in picking the best hotel for your stay.

Once you’ve picked a few hotels that meet your criteria, it’s time to look for deals.

Use the Web to Find Deals

If you’re looking for the best hotel deals, you’ll likely check a few of the major discount websites. Tripadvisor, Booking.com, and others provide deals. You may be able to find a great deal on one of your preferred hotels.

Keep in mind, though, that sometimes the best website for hotels is actually the hotel’s own webpage. Some accommodations, like those offered by St Helena Hotel Bookings, might only be available to book on that site.

When to Book the Best Hotel

Getting the right deal can also depend on when you book. Some hotels sell out, and events can drive up the price of accommodations. This is especially true as your travel dates draw nearer.

Booking last minute could help you get a better deal though. Prices drop if you booked just a few days in advance. The best time to look for a hotel is on a weekend since fewer people are booking during those days.

If you’re traveling for an event, booking well in advance is usually the right call. If you want the peace of mind, make your reservation no more than a month in advance.

Happy Travels

With these tips in hand, you’ll book the best hotel every time you travel.

If you’re jetting off to another country, you may want to learn the lingo before you go. Check out our language-learning tools before you pack your bags. You’ll be ready to mix and mingle with the locals when you arrive.