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Three factors to consider when booking a hotel stay


Have a trip planned and need to book a hotel for your accommodations? While there are likely plenty of lodging options to choose from, make sure to pick the one that best suits your needs.

Here are three important factors to consider when booking your next hotel stay in order to have the best experience possible:

1. Cleanliness

Hotel hygiene, including clean rooms, linens, common areas and appliances, is often one of the most important factors to travelers. Wondering about the standard of your hotel’s cleanliness? Peruse the testimonials left by tourists who have already visited that hotel before booking your stay. Feedback can also be found via online travel forums and blogs.

2. Amenities

These days, travelers can find a long list of hotel amenities, such as free Wi-Fi, a complimentary breakfast, fitness room, pool, 24-hour front desk service, onsite laundry, and more. And those amenities often translate to a better travel experience. Consider what must-have features are on your list before booking an overnight stay. “You can also let the hotel know about any special needs such as extra towels or a room near the pool,” said Delaine Rogers, CEcD Market Square Hospitality, LLC.

3. Location

Travel experts recommend choosing a hotel with a central location, which allows for easy access to public transportation, restaurants, shopping, sights, and activities. Keep in mind, however, that location can often make a difference on price. Be sure to check the map before booking a room so you know exactly where you will be staying and how far you are from area attractions.

Your vacation can be memorable for all the right reasons by keeping these factors in mind when booking your hotel stay.

“Give us the opportunity to deliver an experience, not just a stay,” Rogers said. “As a hotelier, we truly want to exceed our guests’ expectations.”

The Inn at Market Square : 2723 Sheridan Road, Zion, IL 60099 : 847.872.4000 :