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Hotel Planning Tips

A vacation is meant for relaxing, but there’s plenty of work to be done beforehand preparing for the trip. Besides choosing a destination, you must also locate a place to stay as well as making your travel arrangements. Not planning properly can really mess things up for you. Keep reading this article to find out how to make great hotel reservations.

  • Use online travel sites, such as Expedia and Orbitz, to find the best prices at the hotels you want to stay at. Input your loyalty info when you are looking for rates online. Also, you might be able to get some discounts offered by organizations that you might be a part of like AAA or AARP.
  • Room service can be a great way to have a private, comfortable meal. While this could cost you a little more, it will be worth it because you can stay in your room and take care of the cravings you’re having.
  • Take advantage of search tools online. You will typically find websites like Hotels¬†or Trivago that provide deals on certain hotel chains. You can see the average price of the rooms, and you can check to see how those rates stack up to the rates you’re being offered now. They also help you decide the dates for your vacation and the activities you’ll want to partake of.
  • Prior to making a hotel reservation, do some research online in order to discover the best deals. Most of the time, people you speak with over the phone won’t mention any discounts possibly available to you. So you should always search on your own for discounts prior to booking. Review the different websites, such as Jetsetter or Trip Advisor.
  • When you get to your hotel room, look over the room before unpacking. Is the room mildew-free and otherwise clean? Does your shower, sink, and toilet work in the right way? Have the staff provided all the necessary soap, shampoo, towels, etc. that you will be needing? If you notice a problem, be sure to inform the front desk right away to have these problems resolved.
  • Find out the exact time for check-in and check-out. Some people fail to check when they will be able to access their rooms. They arrive at the hotel but find that their room isn’t ready yet. If you find you will be arriving early, call the hotel in advance and find out if you will be allowed in.
  • Don’t think every hotel is pet-friendly. Call the hotel in advance to ensure the hotel is pet friendly. Be sure you know what pet-friendly means because there could be specific restrictions on sizes or certain breeds of dogs.
  • Don’t allow a terrible hotel to ruin your vacation. Make sure you research the hotel and make your plans accordingly. The more educated you are about finding and reserving great accommodations, the more options you will find. You want to enjoy your whole vacation, and that includes your hotel.

 

Keep these tips in mind the next time you are planning a vacation.

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