While many people assume that traveling automatically instigates the need to book into hotels for accommodation, the rapid growth of the tourism industry means that now there are more options than ever for where you can plan to stay the night while you are away from home. Whether you are after one that is more luxurious, one that allows you to cook your own food, or an option that is more budget friendly, finding the right accommodation option for you is easier than you may think.
Starting with the most well known, a hotel still presents with a great place to stay when you are visiting a new city. It allows you the option of luxury, or more budget friendly, and in many cases can offer you most of the amenities you would have at home, including your own shower, a comfortable bed, TV, alarm clock, clothing storage space, and more. In addition, it often has added in-house amenities, such as a pool or fitness center, and the staff are typically very knowledgeable of the area to help you with your city sightseeing.
Bed and Breakfast
A bed and breakfast in the Charleston area is a popular choice for people who are coming through for just one night but is always available for multiple night stays as well. This accomodation option, of course, has the delightful benefit of having breakfast included in the rates and is often a smaller accomodation, with fewer people and a more intimate setting. A B&B is perfect for a romantic weekend in Charleston or if you aren’t after a large accomodation with all the add-ons such as room service, pool, and spa.
Cottage or Chalet
If you are planning a summer or winter holiday, to the ocean or to a ski resort, a cottage or chalet is the perfect solution. These options are ideal for when you are going to be spending several nights in one location and need a good base to leave all of your belongings and a comfortable place to come home to at night. They also offer the added benefit of you being able to cook all of your own meals, which is perfect for dinner and breakfast, but also to have a place to make lunches to take with on your day of adventure!
An increasingly popular and growing option, many people are now posting their homes on rental sites and offering you the option to rent their home or apartment for the duration of your stay. Similar to the cottage option, this is a great selection so that you can have a place to use as your homebase as you do your daily activities and allows you to save money by cooking your own food if you choose. You can also make this option as luxury or basic as you like based on the rental option you select.
Gone are the days of having to simply stay in a dirty hotel while you are traveling. Before you book your next trip, look into some of the different accommodation options and find the one that suits you best!