Traveling and hotels is a huge part of the travel experience. Whether or not you opt for a hotel depends on what kind of travel experience you are looking for and your budget. The type of amenities you want also vary and can include things like long hot showers, room service, internet access, TV with unlimited channels and the ability to control the temperature with a button.
Another factor to consider is the location of the hotel and whether or not it is close to the places you are going to be visiting. This can save you on taxi rides or bus fees. In addition, it is important to consider the safety of the area and if it is safe for you to walk around at night.
Hotels can range from small “mom-and-pop” joints with just a few rooms all the way up to resorts with hundreds of rooms. They can also be either hostels or luxury hotels. Hostels tend to be a bit more uniform in size but the atmosphere can vary widely from quiet and relaxing to rowdy.
You should also consider the type of food you want to eat while traveling. Is it important to you to eat at the hotel restaurant or would you be willing to save money by staying in an apartment and cooking your own meals? Do you want to stay at a hotel that offers a gym or spa and is it important for you to have the option of breakfast?