As a traveller, at some point you are going to need accommodation to get you through the night. And that too must be kept within the entire travel budget.

Whether you are a sightseer or a traveler who is forced to transit to another city, you need to know what to consider before choosing a place to spend the night.  Here’s what to consider before choosing a motel:

1. Your Requirements

Regardless of who you are, the basic checklist for choosing a motel remains the same. Cleanliness and tidiness are your foremost priority with access to good amenities and facilities. If your motel is rundown, you should not think twice about spending too much money on it.

You can instead, spend a little more money and get a much better motel with cleaner and higher quality facilities. Another thing to consider which people often overlook when choosing motels, is the presence of insects and bugs that have the ability to cling to your clothes and follow you everywhere you go. That combined with the paper thin walls can make you regret not choosing a better motel elsewhere. Again, scout out the place for cleanliness – if it isn’t kept very clean, you can bet the place has hygiene issues which means a hotspot for insects and bugs.

2. Locality

There is no point in choosing a motel which is secluded and isolated from the rest of the world. Chances are that you do not have your own personal mode of transport and that can make commuting a big hassle for you. Always go for well-known motels which are closer to the city and tourist attractions; for one thing, you’ll get to see the sights and sounds the city has to offer, while getting to know some of the local folks.

3. Safety

This should be a top most priority as robberies and muggings are common in motels located in dark and  secluded areas. Your trip can end almost instantly in regret and anger should you fall victim to such incidents. And there is a high chance you will, if you do not plan your trip accordingly. Always make sure the motel is in a safe and secure location so that no unforeseen calamity befalls you. The entrance to the motel particularly should be well lit.

Tobermory cottages fit the bill well. But since they are not everywhere, make sure to keep the above tips in mind to choose a motel that fits your needs the best.





6 replies
  1. Kristofer Van Wagner says:

    I like that this post reminded us that when looking for a motel to rent, it is important that we consider our needs, such as amenities or facilities. My wife is going on a business trip later and she needs to rent accommodation. I will definitely remind her to be mindful of the motel she chooses since she will be spending there for a while.

  2. Kate Hansen says:

    It was helpful when you said to consider safety. My sister is needing to find a hotel to stay in. I’ll make sure to pass these tips along to her as she searches for one.

  3. Charlotte Fleet says:

    My mom and dad are planning a trip for their anniversary this summer and they need to find a great motel to stay at. I love your recommendation to look into the safety and security of the motel and location before choosing one. I’ll make sure that my parents find a secure motel in a safe area for their trip.

  4. Taylor Hicken says:

    I appreciated it when you shared that it is better to choose a motel that is closer to the city and tourist attractions. My friend just mentioned the other day that he is thinking of taking his family for a short trip to his hometown next month. I will suggest to him looking for a reliable motel to stay for a few nights with his family.

  5. jack stiles says:

    I hadn’t thought about the safety of a motel, so I am glad that you mentioned it. This will be a largely important aspect for me as I am travelling across the country, and looking for places to stay because I want to make it home safely. When I look for motels, I will make sure that I choose some that are in safe areas.

  6. Tiffany Locke says:

    Your recommendation to choose a hotel that is clean and has high-quality facilities while still being affordable is a good idea. This could ensure that you enjoy your stay and won’t have any health or other problems. In order to do this, you’d probably want to research what motels are available in the place you want to go to and check out online reviews and their website to learn more about the services they offer to see if they’re a good choice.


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