Find and book a hotel online.Finding hotels online today is a little easier than lets say ten years ago. With so many search options and the internet becoming so much easier to use, you can find a hotel that can really meet your needs before you even step into the door.
Years ago when m y family found a hotel to stay at we happily strolled into the front door,received our keys and walked down the hallway to enter in our quiet place to rest and begin our vacation. You know how it can be, you look at the pictures, reserve the hotel and hope for the best. Short of getting a personal reference from a friend you are really have to trust what you see in the pictures. Luckily today there are many other ways to check for a quality hotel.
How did that hotel experience pan out for us? Well, we walked out and asked for a refund, only to drive a mile away and stay at a much nicer, newer hotel. We were lucky to find a room on short notice, How can you ensure or at least alleviate your hotel anxieties?
Here are a few ideas.
High Star Ratings
Look for a high star rating. usually these can provide a good idea on how good these places are, but they are not based on personal experience usually, theyare based on what the hotel offers.
Watch out for Reviews
Everyone is different and everyone has different ideas on what a good hotel should be like. Five stars is the best rating but you have to look at the reviews also, they are a tell tale sign of the service and conditions. Of course not everyone is going to be happy all of the time, so its important to understand that unless the hotel is getting constant negative feedback, a few negative comments doesn't necessarily mean to avoid the place. Remember that competition sometimes leads an angry competitor to leave a bad review to make a company look bad to steer business their way. A few recommendations versus a large amount should dictate the accuracy of the ratings.
An Internal Search
Search engines within a website. A good website will have its own search criteria. You can search by rating, price, location, recommendation and even hotel name.
Whatever reason that you have in choosing a hotel, you have to realize also how much you are willing to pay for a nights stay. Typically the higher the price the more the hotel will cater to your needs. the best answer to picking a good hotel lies somewhere between the price you pay and what review you want to believe.