They say in life it’s not the destination but the journey that matters. In traveling, however, the destination is just as important as the journey. It’s hard to believe that anyone who has traveled would not remember even the slightest detail of that experience, whether it is the flight, the accommodation or the places they’ve visited.

One of the most well-thought-of aspects in traveling is “where are we staying?” It doesn’t matter if it’s a day or 5 days, the place where we will lay our head at night takes longer to decide than which airline to book. First time travelers are much choosier when it comes to picking a hotel to stay. Some are not even aware that everything comes with a price.

So, how do we choose the best hotel for us?

If you are traveling with family and friends, you must consider their needs as much as yours and also the main reason for your travel. What’s your objective for this specific trip? Leisure? Business? Visiting family and friends? All of these must be established before nailing down the best place for you to stay.

After establishing your reason for traveling, check the accommodations/hotels near the place you want to visit. It is advisable to book a hotel near the places or attractions you want to go to. That way, you can explore the city without spending too much on transportation.

Next, decide what hotel amenities or features are of value to you. Some hotels offer all the luxury you would want in a hotel but remember that the more upscale your hotel is, the more expensive it is. A room with a balcony and overlooking a view usually costs twice or three times the standard room. A hotel room shouldn’t be expensive as long as it has the basic amenities that you need. Of course, it should also be clean and safe. But if you have money to spare, then by all means, splurge.

The important thing to remember is to research before deciding. And that doesn’t mean just getting opinions from other people. Do research on your own. Not all people have the same tastes and needs. Check your budget as well. It is most unwise to spend money on a room only to realize you do not have enough cash to go around to actually enjoy the trip. It’s all about balancing things. is here to help you as you search for that perfect hotel for you to stay in. We have narrowed down hotels that would be best for leisure or business related trips. We’ve also taken the liberty of recommending places to visit – local attractions, dining and of course shopping. We hope that this will help you as you plan your trip and may you have an adventure worth remembering.

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