We’ve all been there – you spend many hours with your computer, phone, tablet, or whatever your preferred device may be just looking for a hotel/resort. You look up and it’s dark outside. Not only that, but you’ve skipped dinner and the work alarm goes off in 90 minutes. Ok, maybe you’re not as bad as that. But it’s possible to dig yourself into a deep hole when looking online for a hotel.
As you probably know, the choice of hotel is make or break. Choose the wrong hotel and it affects the whole stay. You can’t afford to skip basic steps during this search, so keep the following in mind.
Consider Your Needs
A quick way to eliminate some options is to consider what you need from your accommodation. Are you looking for a luxurious resort or a basic hotel? Do you want something with all the amenities or are you content with basic services? Consider the activities that you plan to do while there, and make sure the accommodations suit your needs.
Once you have a list of needs, you can immediately filter your searches of Scottsdale hotels and resorts – trust us, this one small step can save hours.
Work Within Your Budget
While we all dream of being a millionaire (admit it!), you probably have a budget. So, decide how much you want to spend and use those useful little filter things when searching. Even though Scottsdale has some of the highest accommodation rates in Arizona, there’s no reason why you can’t find something that works.
We know, this is another potential trap and another way to lose hours of your time. Yet, it’s good to get the opinions of those who have stayed in the properties. However, rather than reading all the reviews, look for common issues that are mentioned because this will help you to get a better overall picture of a hotel or resort. If a general theme is flies and other creepy crawlies in the rooms, you’re probably best avoiding that option.
That’s right, travel agents/advisors still exist. Even though their services may cost a little bit more, they can save you time and money. Importantly, they are in the know about what’s hot and what’s not in Scottsdale. Also, you can have a chat with them rather than spending hours trying to find the best deal online. Who knew? A simple conversation with a real person can sometimes answer your questions.
Narrow Down Your Location
Finally, don’t just search the whole city when looking for a hotel/resort. If you want to be close to the airport, start there and then narrow down your search by adding other criteria such as price, amenities, etc. Only when you narrow down your location and other factors will you start to find the process enjoyable.
Good luck and happy hunting. With these tips in mind, you should have no problem finding the perfect place to stay in Scottsdale to enjoy everything the city has to offer!