If you’re tired of the same old cookie cutter hotels when you travel maybe it’s time you spiced up your stays with some unique hotel ideas that will make your trip more memorable. Especially with hotel costs seeming to be at an all-time high, it might be time to look elsewhere. Consider these alternatives for your next trip.
Wish you would stay in that exotic looking hotel you saw on TV? Make note of it! TV shows and movies usually feature the more interesting hotels. Or you might spot one yourself when traveling. Just walk into the lobby and pick up any brochures of unique accommodations you find. Many times a hotel lobby will be filled with these little brochures all arranged in a nice little display rack.
Consider staying at a Bed and Breakfast. B & Bs are becoming increasingly popular as each one provides a unique experience over any standard hotel chain. From quiet often charming rooms to great homemade food these are many times cheaper than regular hotels and motels.
Looking for something truly unique, like a stylish lofts in New York, a grand villas in Tuscany, or a luxurious tropical retreats in Bal? If you want to go beyond the chain hotels, try Airbnb. They’ve come a long way since they started and have implemented cleaning and security protocols, as well as around-the-clock support for travellers should anything happen at your destination with the accommodation you booked. You never know, and better safe than sorry.
I don’t mind cooking and when I’m traveling for more than a few days I usually look for condos or homes for rent. This can be a great idea if you are traveling with your family as you get all the comforts of home and can save money by cooking your own meals. Many people will do a house swap with you as well but if you happen to live in a spot that might not be very popular with travellers it could be hard finding someone to swap with you.
These are just a few of the many options available to the traveler looking for a little more adventure. Please feel free to share yours in the comments below. Keep your eyes and your mind open to new possibilities and you will be rewarded with rich memories for years to come.
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