While the majority of us seldom stay in a hotel longer than a few days or a week, sometimes we are traveling for longer periods of time and in these situations it is important to find the ‘perfect’ hotel. Nothing is perfect, but discovering the most comfortable accommodations possible is definitely something worth researching.
There are several factors worth looking into when it comes to finding a good hotel. We have compiled a list of what we think are the most important, possibly helping you in our search.
Keeping your kids happy – Single folks can stay almost anywhere, but when children enter the picture things change dramatically. We have to keep the little ones happy and this means finding accommodations where they are warm, safe and comfortable. Sometime that isn’t cheap, but neither are your children’s well-beings.
Location and amenities – While as adults we may prefer to be as far away from the hustle and bustle of crowds and noise as possible for our peace of mind, being close to necessary amenities cannot be underrated. Things happen, especially with children on board.
Facilities – They keep us and our kids entertained and in some case, can even save our lives. There are many things to consider when it comes to the facilities hotels offer. You get what you pay for, as they say, so choose wisely and within your best budgetary means.
Remember the extras – Do you need extra beds? Make sure the hotel you are a guest of actually contains the extra beds you may require when staying there. Sometimes we pay for things that don’t actually exist and avoid confrontation when we realize it. Don’t let that happen. You deserve what you pay for and so does your family.
Food venues – We all need it to survive, food. Therefore, assuring there are eateries and other culinary amenities close by is a big necessity. Don’t let you or your loved ones go hungry.
Safety – Last, but certainly not least is safety. Make sure your accommodations are safe for everyone involved. This could mean things as simple as solid walls, proper water facilities and a toilet that actually works. One would be surprised at how some higher end hotels skimp on costs by providing sub-par accommodations.
Be careful, do your research and read a ton of reviews to find out what might be the closest to hotel perfection for you and your family when traveling. Locally or abroad.