How to Select the Best Hotel Accommodation for Your Vacation

December 17, 2021

Whether your vacation lasts a week of the whole month, having a place to relax and rewind after an adventurous experience is important. In April 2021, CNBC reported that 67% of  Americans would go on a vacation and that 74% of these would travel domestically during summer. If other countries of the world have similar activities going on during summer, getting a hotel may be the most difficult task. Booking a hotel in advance comes with many benefits, including the ability to secure a room while they are available. The following tips will help you get a hotel on budget:

Contact the Hotel Directly

Whether you learnt about the hotel through comparison sites or a friend recommended it to you, contacting the hotel will help you find answers to all the questions you have. When you scroll to the bottom of website, for instance, you will find the contact section. You can use the email address to communicate with customer support. At times, they may even send you their phone number. Such conversations may result in them offering you special rates, which will be better than the amount that other customers pay. 

Use Apps for Booking

Apps are great if you want to spot last minute cheaper rates. Downloading the app of your favorite company and monitoring the changes in prices is important if you are after offers and discounts. The practice can also help you identify the time of the year when that particular company gives the best prices. You can then plan your vacation during those months and save money. Some apps also feature a section called last-minute deals. Browsing through these sections may also give you an idea on the most exclusive prices you may get. 

Consider Hotel Comparison Sites

It is a common practice to collect details from several individual data sources and compare the findings yourself, but this can be done for you by comparison sites. The comparison sites pay attention to rates charged by different hotels and prepare a useful list for you. You can access a lot of information on hotels within the shortest time using such types of sites, and check for all the essential factors.

Opt for Free Cancelable Reservations

It is advisable to book a room in a hotel that allows you to reserve your space then pay when you arrive at the premises. The absence of upfront booking enables you to cancel anytime and the fact that it is free means that you are not charged cancellation fees. With this, you may book a room in your favorite hotel but still continue to compare rates to see if you get a better offer.


Although booking a hotel may seem as simple as choosing a favorite place within your selected destination, mistakes may still be made if not conducted properly. You may choose very expensive options while there are affordable alternatives with similar amenities. It is essential to know the steps that will enable you to get the best accommodation at reasonable rates. 

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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