Today, booking a hotel for your vacation has become so much easy. With just a few clicks, you can get your choice hotel with the best of views.
This might sound easy, but it can get quite overwhelming. There are so many websites and apps that promise you to give the best hotel deals on bookings that you end up getting confused.
So, how do you go about with this? It is simple. There are few hacks and tricks that you need to master and use while you book your hotels online.
Read further to know about five tips on how to select the best hotels online.
Know what you want
If you aimlessly search for the best hotels for your next vacation, you will end up spending a good hour or two on the internet and still find yourself back to square one. So, the first thing you should do is make a list of things you are looking for in the hotel. This list could include things like whether you would prefer a hotel with a romantic atmosphere or one that has a rustic vibe or whether you want a beach view or a mountain view. Also, make a note of amenities you would want in the package like free breakfast, complimentary activities, and free Wi-Fi. Further, decide on whether you want to stay in one of the top motels of the destination and save or you want to splurge on a luxury hotel.
Double check the hotel’s website
No doubt that the hotel booking websites briefly tell you everything you need to know about the hotel you are planning to book, but it is still advisable to check the official website of the hotel. Double check the website to know about the décor, facilities, services, and the location.
Open the map
To lure travelers, hotels these days don’t think twice before mentioning things like “close to the metro” or “15 minutes from the Eiffel tower” on their about page. The catch here is that when they say 15 minutes, they need not necessarily mean a 15-minute walk. So, it is best to do your own research and find out how far all the tourist locations are from the hotel.
Read the guest reviews
One of the best ways to know more about the hotel is to read the recent guest reviews online. Make it a point to pay attention to the poor reviews as well because that will give you an idea of what to expect from the hotel.
Call up when in doubt
If you still have questions after going through several websites and the hotel’s website, don’t hesitate to pick up your phone and contact the hotel. Most of the hotel staff are more than willing to tell you about the deals and the services. This might also be a good time to ask for some additional discounts on your bookings.
So, which of these tips have you already tried while booking the best hotel online?