Traveling and hotels are closely linked since many long-distance travelers need to stay somewhere overnight. Often the accommodation requirements can be very specific depending on the purpose of the trip, the type of experience they want to gain and their budgetary constraints.
There are several hotel types to choose from, ranging from motels to boutique hotels. These establishments are designed to offer a unique experience and may have a particular theme. They are usually located within urban areas and will have a limited number of rooms. They tend to be more affordable than hotels and can also provide a more homely atmosphere.
Some hotels cater to people who require a longer-term stay, such as those who are on business trips or who are relocating. These are typically known as extended stay hotels. Other hotel options include hostels which are a form of shared accommodation where guests can rent beds in dormitories. Hostels can be either mixed or all-female and they will usually have shared kitchen and bathroom facilities.
It is always advisable to read reviews before booking a hotel, however, be careful not to rely on them too much. It is common for people to have very different expectations of a hotel and these can be misrepresented in reviews. If you find a review that is particularly negative it can be worth checking with the hotel to see whether or not they have addressed any of the issues raised.