When you need to visit a new place, chances are you will be looking for your hotel online. It is the easiest way to find accommodation these days but how do you know if the hotel you have chosen is a good one? The trick is knowing what to look for.
The first step is to determine exactly what you want from a hotel. Do you need family-friendly accommodation? Or maybe you want to have a spa treatment or two while you are there? Make sure that the hotel has the facilities listed that you want.
Consider the type of amenities that most people think that a hotel should have. Parking is usually a major issue, particularly if you are choosing a hotel in a busy area. Wi-Fi is another issue – people expect to get it free of charge at most hotels and many will provide it. These are the things that you need to find out in advance and the easiest way to check this is on the hotel’s own website or on a review or comparison site.
Location, location, location – you need to be sure you know exactly where your hotel is. So many people will book a hotel in a town then find out at the last minute that it is still five miles from where they want to be. Think about what you are going to be doing in the town and where and look online for a hotel that is central to all of that. Thanks to online maps you can see at a glance which hotels are in the right place.
Finally, don’t forget to check out the reviews. There are some you might need to take with a pinch of salt because a poor review is a disgruntled customers weapon of choice these days but most people who used the hotel and who had a good time will leave a good review with an honest opinion.