Hotel Beds

How To Choose The Top Hotel For Your Next Vacation

Traveling can be a lot of fun, but there are a lot of factors that play into it. It’s easy to choose a location to go to and many people have a list of places prepared that they would like to visit. But what about the accommodation? Choosing the right hotel can make or break your travel experience. Here’s a list of ways to choose the top hotel for your next vacation.


Check The Beds They Offer

The first thing you’ll want to do is check what kind of beds the hotel has. Is it a plush feather bed? Or will you be sleeping on a standard cot? A lot of times, hotels that advertise as budget-friendly or budget-conscious offer some pretty hard surfaces for their guests to sleep on. And the last thing you want is to not be well-rested throughout the day because you had a tough night.

A great bed also means the size of the bed and you can compare it on this chart. Let’s say you’re 6 feet tall and you go to a hotel and your legs are hanging out of the bed. You’ll never get the sleep you need. An easy way to remedy this is to call ahead and see what kinds of beds the hotel offers.

Don’t Be Afraid To Ask Questions About The Room

Hotel Beds
Hotel Beds

You don’t want to end up in a room with an uncomfortable bed or in an unsafe area, so you must ask the questions before you book your stay.  It can also be useful to ask what kind of services the hotel includes. Maybe the hotel offers free Wi-Fi, but you find out that there is no television in your guest room. This can be useful information when you’re trying to pick a place.

Check The Amenities Available

Hotel Amenities
Hotel Amenities

You’ll also want to check on all of the amenities available at the top hotel. You might want a hotel that offers a swimming pool if you’re going to be vacationing during the summer, or maybe you just want free Wi-Fi so you can watch Netflix in your room. Or, you want to train while on vacation as well. If you do, then check to see if they have a gym and how much it costs or if it’s included in the price. These are all things to consider when choosing a hotel for your next trip.

As for kids, if you do travel with kids, you will want them to have fun activities to do at the pool or to have a playground or play area available.

Distance From Important Locations

You’ll want to look at the distance of the hotel you choose from important locations. For example, if you’re in London and want to visit Big Ben or go shopping on Oxford Street, it would be a good idea to find a hotel nearby so you don’t have too far of a commute each day. If you are planning an international vacation, you may want to find hotels in different countries that are close together so you can visit more than one without too much trouble.

Dining Area

Dining Hotels
Dining Hotels

It’s also important to check on the availability of a restaurant and what type of food they serve. If you’re vegan, it’s probably not the best idea to stay at a hotel that serves meat or dairy products unless you can find out if there is another place nearby to eat. It would be inconvenient if you’re in town for business and your stomach cannot handle certain foods.

There is nothing worse than having to run out every day just because your meal isn’t available at the hotel. You can also choose hotels that include breakfast with some extra perks like free Wi-Fi and access to their fitness room/pool area.

Look At Reviews From Other Visitors

Read reviews of the hotel that interest you most before booking your reservation. These will tell you everything from how hard the beds are to what kind of food is offered at the hotel’s restaurant. It can also be useful for finding out about crimes happening in the area surrounding the hotel. You’ll probably have a lot of great experiences with your top choice once you’ve done all this research!

See If They Have Parking

If you’re renting a car during your stay, check to see if the hotel offers a parking space. And how much it costs as well as what kind of street parking is available in the area. If you have a car, this might be something important for you to consider when looking at hotels so that you can find one with decent rates and even a garage or driveway where you can park without getting a ticket.

You Might Want To Look Into The Way They Treat Pets

pet-friendly hotels
pet-friendly hotels

Some people choose not to visit pet-friendly hotels because they don’t have pets themselves. However, if this isn’t an issue for you, then why not enjoy taking your four-legged pal on vacation with you? Many hotels offer special amenities just for pet owners such as bowls, pet-friendly rooms, or even treats! But you’ll still want to double-check the policies on bringing pets to your chosen hotel.

Compare Prices And Value

If you’re still unsure about your top choice, you can always look at the prices for each of the hotels and find out which is offering the best value. Maybe one hotel charges a little bit more, but has free Wi-Fi while other charges less but offers no amenities. In this case, it would be in your best interest to save money on the room and get free Wi-Fi or pay a little more for a hotel with better amenities. This will help you narrow down your list until you find the top hotel for your next vacation!


It’s important to look into your top choices for hotels before booking a reservation. You’ll want to think about the distance from important locations, dining areas, reviews from other visitors, if they have parking available, how they treat pets, and compare prices and value. Once you’ve done this research, you should be able to find a top hotel for your next vacation!



by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.