Travelers have a variety of options as they plan their vacations. If there are no family members in the area where they are visiting, they might stay at a hotel, a private residence they find through an app like Airbnb or a resort like a Welk Timeshare. There are benefits and drawbacks to each option but most people who travel across the country focus on the price of their accommodations.
Staying at a hotel can be convenient for those who travel on business. Hotels are typically located in or near downtown so they are close to the business district. This makes getting to meetings easy and after the meetings are over, gives them access to nearby shopping and dining. However, hotel rooms are small and don’t offer a lot of the comforts of home. Most hotel rooms are similar so staying in one is like staying in any other. Depending on the location of the hotel, this could be the most expensive travel option.
Staying at a private residence can make a frequent traveler feel more at home. This tends to be the least expensive option because there’s a lot of competition. Savvy app users can find nice homes to stay in for a relatively inexpensive price. Because these are private homes, they tend to be outside of the central business district and thus require a longer commute for business travelers.
By far the most comfortable place to spend a vacation is at a resort. Resorts have amenities hotels and private residences can’t offer. In addition to comfortable rooms and easy access to local attractions, resorts offer golf, state-of-the-art fitness centers and live entertainment. The cost to stay in a resort is comparable to a hotel stay. Resorts might not be ideal for business travelers because they tend to be located outside of the city center.
Anyone who wants to get away should carefully explore their options prior to booking a room or a private residence. Making the wrong choice could mean not taking full advantage of all the city has to offer and leaving disappointed with the experience.