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.
What are the benefits of vacation condo rentals? Before you book a hotel room, take a look at the top reasons to rent a condominium for your next family getaway.
A Condo Provides More Space
A single hotel room doesn't have enough square footage to accommodate a larger family. If your vacation plans include your children, adult siblings (and their families), in-laws, or friends, vacation condominium rentals eliminate the need to book multiple hotel rooms.
Instead of spreading out your family over two, three, or more separate rooms, everyone can stay in one condo. This can reduce the overall price your family pays for accommodations, increases the amount of together time you have, and makes it easier to organize your trip. You won't have to knock on doors, call other family members, send group texts, or race around a hotel to gather everyone before an excursion or activity.
A Condo Has A Kitchen
Do you want to eat every meal during your getaway at a restaurant? If your answer to this question is no or you are looking to save money on your vacation food budget, a condo comes with a complete kitchen. While you can eat some meals in the area's finest dining establishments, you won't have to choose a restaurant for every breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack.
Not only can a condo's kitchen save you money (compared to eating in restaurants for every meal), it's convenient—especially if you have children. Whether your kids are picky eaters, can't sit through an entire meal easily, or just like to have frequent snacks, you need a kitchen nearby. The kitchen makes meals easy, provides you with a fridge to store milk, formula, and snacks, and increases the number of kid-friendly meal-time options.
A Condo Has A Home-Like Feel
Does the sterile setting of a hotel make your children uncomfortable? A vacation condo has a home-like feel that can make the trip easier for everyone. Even though the condo may have a similar setup to your home, it will still provide the amenities you need while you travel.
Before you choose a rental, think about what you need in a home-like space (such as a kitchen, family room, game room, or play space) and what you want from your vacation accommodations. A condo rental may have extra or luxury features that set it apart from your apartment or house. These could include a pool, a spa-like bathroom, a chef's kitchen, a hot tub, an indoor-outdoor living space, a balcony, fireplaces, or a fire pit.