Don’t travel much? Don’t fret. Traveling can be nerve-wracking, even for veteran travelers. The trip starts with how you’re going to get to your destination. But the next biggest consideration is the type of place you’re going to stay at. If you’re planning on staying in Philadelphia, you have options. Lots of options. In fact, you have so many accommodation options that it can be difficult for even the most savvy travelers to choose a place to stay in the City of Brotherly Love.
Hotels are the most common location to stay because they offer the most amenities. Hotels can range from luxury, five-star rooms that are expensive and plush all the way down to affordable rooms with just one queen bed inside. Each hotel will list all of the different types of rooms they have available and what the price is, so there is never a surprise as to what you get at the time you make reservations. Hotels can have indoor or outdoor pools, business centers, spas, restaurants, lounges, and several other perks on the exterior. Inside the rooms they often have microwaves, refrigerators, coffee makers, Internet access and hair dryers for people who like to travel light. Hotels usually offer the largest range in services to any type of traveler simply because of their size. For example, conferences are often held at hotels because they have banquet and ballrooms that can hold hundreds of people in the same room. Since hundreds of people need services, the amount of restaurants, the amenities and the employees to handle both are more readily available.
Motels are not much different from hotels, except they may come at a more affordable price and with fewer amenities than the hotels in Philadelphia PA offer. Motels often still offer amenities like a pool, a business center, Internet access and a continental breakfast.
Bed & Breakfasts
Staying at a bed and breakfast, or B & B, is a little change of pace for most travelers. A bed and breakfast offers exactly what it says, a room with a place to sleep and then a meal the next morning before you leave. A B & B might offer amenities, but they are rarely as large as a hotel or a motel because they are in typically in large, often older homes.
Staying Near Big Attractions
As with any city, the closer you are to downtown or to some of the major tourists attractions, the more you’re going to pay for your hotel room. It may be tempting, though, to stay near some of these sites. According to City-Data.com, Philadelphia has more than 50 historic attractions, ranking it third in the country for cities with the most historic sites.
If you’re going to stay in one of those hotels – or in any lodging, for that matter – make sure you shop around first. You can usually get rates and even find discounts on the various hotels’ websites. Various travel sites may offer better deals. But as soon as you find a hotel you like, book the room. Rates change, sometimes daily, so you never know how long that great deal will last.
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