A few years ago, my husband and I decided to go on an incredible vacation to Europe. Unfortunately, we didn't know very much about booking hotels, and so we ended up staying in some pretty "interesting" places. When we weren't scared about the other guests, we were worried about taking home bed bugs, and we were surprised about the pricing! After that experience, we decided to research travel accommodations, so that we weren't ever put in that same situation ever again. This blog is a cumulative report of our findings--which is why this website is chock full of information about travel and lodging. Read on to find out more.
Traveling on a budget can be very tricky. You want so much to have a great time traveling, but you do not want to worry about expenses while you travel. Sometimes, it is almost more than you can stand, and you may just decide to stay home. Well, you do not have to if you know where to stay. Motels are your least expensive option, and here are some more advantages to staying in motel rooms over staying in hotel or resort rooms.
Pay at Check In
You know exactly what your stay will cost the minute you check in. Motels usually post "price per night" signs outside, along with "vacancy/no vacancy" signs which alert you to the availability of rooms before you pull into the parking lot. Since motels frequently ask for prepayment of room fees, you never have to worry about what it will cost when you check out. There are no hidden fees or extra charges either (unless you demolish your room, which you are not likely to do). When your stay is complete, you just leave.
Save Time at Check-Out
Most people sleep in on vacation. If you want to be up early, but fail to wake up, you need to get out of your lodgings fast. That is where staying in a motel makes a big difference because you have already paid for your room at check-in and you can just leave at check-out. Saving those precious minutes at check-out could mean all the difference between making your flight, appointment, etc. and missing things completely. You can also leave whenever you want to, even at four in the morning, without having to worry about stopping by the office and paying your room fees.
Eat What You Like, Where You Want
Motels do not serve food most of the time. Some might offer muffins and coffee in the mornings, but you have to get up pretty early to grab that. At any rate, staying at a motel means that you can eat whatever you like, whenever you like, wherever you like and not have to worry about the "dining room" or "kitchen" being closed. Most motels also allow food delivery from local restaurants, which means you can get anything delivered directly to your room and pay the delivery person at your room door. You want Chinese take-out at ten at night? You can get it and eat it in your room--no questions asked.
Keep these advantages in mind next time you visit a motel such as Hyland Motor Inn.