Traveling can broaden your horizons and let you experience new cultures, but finding somewhere to stay is not always easy. There are a range of different accommodation options, including Airbnb’s and hostels but hotels offer convenience, comfort and security.
Before you choose a hotel, think about what is important to you. Is it luxury right on the beach or would you be happier with a simpler hotel a couple of blocks away? Is fine dining a must or could you save money by cooking for yourself at home?
There are a range of hotels to suit all budgets. Boutique hotels are generally more luxurious but may have a distinct theme, while motels are typically located on main roads and provide convenient access to destinations such as airports. Apartment hotels are a hybrid, providing a more apartment-style experience but with hotel services available if you need them.
If you’re traveling alone, check that the hotel you’re considering is female-friendly. Many women find that they need to pack a number of items when they’re traveling, so it is good to know which hotels have things such as hairspray, deodorant and even toothbrushes in the bathroom.
You can use guidebooks to find hotels, but it’s much easier to search online and you can often get more detailed information about each hotel. You should also look at photos of rooms, as this is the best way to determine if the hotel will be the right fit for you.