Top 3 Advantages of Hotels over Airbnb
Oh, the joys of traveling. So many places to see and so little time, and don’t even get me started on all the options! When you resort to the most popular celebrity Snapchat names to help you narrow down your destination plus you put together a list of people who’d be joining you on this trip, it’s time to think about accommodation.
Lots of folks out there regularly stay in places they find on Airbnb, and although this service is great for some kinds of trips, it can’t always meet all of your needs. Today, we explore the top 3 advantages of hotels over places you find on Airbnb in detail to ease your conscience if you want to opt for a hotel but feel guilty about paying extra.
If your trip is a weekend getaway with a couple of friends to blow off some steam and party till dawn, booking a place on Airbnb works just fine. On the other hand, if you’re going on a business trip on Monday and flying out on Thursday, a hotel is a far better option because it is more professional, convenient, and at the end of the day – presentable.
“Where are you staying?” “At the downtown Hilton” is a far more proper answer than saying you’ve booked a room right next to the train station to cut down your time wasted in traffic. If you’re meeting with potential clients, giving a presentation at a conference or are in town on business of any sort, staying at a hotel over any other kind of accommodation is a no-brainer if you want to make a good impression.
#2: Room Service
After presentation come the perks of living it up at a hotel. You don’t have to break the bank and stay at a five-star hotel if that’s not feasible as even most three-star hotels come with decent room service.
This means you don’t have to worry about having to actually leave the room to get breakfast every morning as you can have breakfast come to you, and you don’t even have to lift a finger! You can have food delivered to your Airbnb rental, sure, but it’s just not the same kind of experience. There is no service like at a hotel, and you’re left to get by on your own, whereas hotel staff is always there for you to make any one of your wishes come true.
Last but certainly not least, if you’re staying at a place you found on Airbnb, it will most definitely be clean when you get there (read the reviews first to find a reliable host), and be cleaned thoroughly when you leave, but there is no one to change the sheets, towels or clean up in the bathroom after you during your stay.
Two things can happen if you don’t stay at a hotel – your room/place will either be dirty, or you’ll have to roll up your sleeves and clean it yourself! And we all know nobody likes to do any unnecessary work when abroad! We travel to leave our everyday responsibilities behind, not take them with us!