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How to Choose the Best Hotel for Your Needs

August 24, 2019 by RCC Ottawa West  

When the number of choices is overwhelming, it can be difficult to choose the best hotel for you. This is often the case in a big city like Ottawa. You need to have a strategy in place to approach the task. Only then can you start narrowing down your options to find the right place for your needs.

1.     Consider Price

Instantly rule out any inappropriate options by setting a price range. If you look at everything available, you’ll only be disappointed when you find that an amazing hotel is far more expensive than you can afford.

Unless you’re looking for luxury, you may as well search for accommodation down to the lowest price range. Sometimes, hotels have special offers that can bring the price down, but rooms are just as good as in an average-price hotel.

2.     Filter for Amenities

To avoid reducing your possible options too much at the beginning, think about what amenities are essential for your stay. If you’re traveling in a group, this may include having enough rooms for everyone. Another requirement could be a kitchenette the rooms, air conditioning, or WiFi. If you do need Internet access, always confirm that WiFi is available for free in the rooms, not just in the lobby.

3.     Look For an Airport Hotel

Ottawa International Airport is just a short distance from downtown. By staying in an airport hotel in Ottawa, you can leave your bags almost as soon as you land and start exploring. Just make sure that, if you won’t be renting a vehicle, the place you choose is close to public transportation. This will make it easier to get around the city and reach all the places you want to visit.

4.     Check-In Times

If you will be arriving in the middle of the day, check-in times are of no concern. However, if your flight is due to land in the evening, a 24-hour check-in desk is a must. Even a short delay could mean you find yourself stranded with no way to access your hotel room.

Often, the best choice is not a hotel at all but a hotel alternative. RCC Ottawa West is more affordable and better suited to groups than hotels in Ottawa, Ontario. This is thanks to the large suites and facilities like a common kitchen, outdoor courtyard, and lounges. Plus, it is close to the airport, which makes arriving and leaving after your trip easy.