Everyone is special, and as such, has unique desires and needs in a hotel room. If you are visiting a city for commerce then your hopes will be entirely different than if you are with your family on a vacation. Here are a few of the factors that you need to take into consideration.
One of the things that business people look for in a room at a hotel is simple quiet and peace…a room to kick back and let the day calm down. Nothing can disrupt this little bit of peace quicker than a loud room at a hotel. If this comfort matters to you be sure that you get a room that is in a quiet area of the hotel. It is generally considered that the top floor is generally the quietest floor in a hotel, but if they don’t have an elevator, you should be prepared to get some exercise on those hotel stairs. If the hotel has a place for parties be sure to get your hotel room as far away from it as possible. The sounds from a rock band can travel a long distance.
If you don’t have transport, then make sure that either a taxi service or bus service is easily accessible. Check with the front desk for specific guidelines in regards to things like tipping a “cabbie” or the fastest way to get from point A to point B.
If you would like to get a workout while you are at the hotel, check to see what sort of exercise or weight facilities the hotel has. Is the exercise area open 24 hours? Do they have a pool?
If any of these exercise facilities are not working to your liking check to see about getting a discount on your hotel room.
If you have children you will want to make sure that not only the hotel, but the room are kid-friendly. If their must see television show is available, and they have their own bedroom and a great pool, their hotel stay will be all that more enjoyable.
In conclusion, be sure to keep in mind that the staff at the hotel have most likely lived in the area for years and years. They probably know more about the general area than any tourist map or brochure can possibly hope to convey. Be sure to ask them if there are any great finds in the area? How about any special eateries or restaurants that are wonderful? Are there any attractions that most people do not know? With some basic homework and a few good questions you can help make your visit one that you will remember for years to come.