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Top Signs You Should Stay In A Hotel Instead Of A Vacation Rental

If you are planning an upcoming vacation, you might be in the process of trying to figure out where you should stay. As you might already know, vacation rentals are very popular among vacationers nowadays, and renting a home or apartment when you're traveling can be a great idea. Sometimes, though, renting a hotel is the better choice. These are a few signs that you should consider staying in a hotel instead of a vacation rental.

You're Traveling With a Small Group

If you are traveling with a big group — such as if you are going on a vacation with several of your friends and want everyone to have their own space, or if you are taking a big family vacation and have multiple children — then you might find that a vacation rental is going to be best. If you're traveling solo or as a couple, or even if you are traveling with a small family, you may just find that a hotel is all you really need.

You Aren't Staying for Long

If you are going to be staying in your vacation destination for a week or longer, you might find that a vacation rental is best for you. If you aren't going to be staying in your vacation destination for more than a couple of days, on the other hand, a hotel might be a better fit for you.

You Aren't Planning on Cooking

One of the big benefits of renting a vacation rental instead of a hotel is the fact that you will typically have access to a kitchen and can cook your own meals. If you aren't planning on doing so — such as if you don't really enjoy cooking and want to take a vacation from it or if you are planning on visiting lots of different restaurants while you're on your trip — then a hotel might be all that you need. Plus, many hotels still have a coffee maker, miniature refrigerator, and microwave that you can use.

You Want to Be in a More Convenient Location

Lastly, if you want to be in a more convenient location, a hotel might work out better. You can often find a hotel near major tourist areas or in the middle of the city center; this is not always the case with vacation rentals. Plus, many hotels have swimming pools, gyms, restaurants, bars, and more on-site, which can be very convenient for a traveler who doesn't want to have to travel very far to enjoy themselves.

Although vacation rentals certainly have their benefits, there is a good chance that you will find that staying in a hotel is actually a better choice for you and your traveling companions on your next trip, such as in the examples above.

For more information or to find a hotel in your destination city, talk to a travel agent.