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Work and Play: Choosing a Great Hotel for Your Next Business Trip

It’s estimated that in the U.S., 488 million business trips are taken annually. That means that the U.S. is also teeming with hotels for you to stay in while you take your business trips.

Whether your business trip is going to be a blast or more on the serious side, you never want to run into any snags with your hotel. You should be able to enjoy going back to where you’re staying, not dread the experience.

How to Get a Bangin’ Business Trip Hotel

Whether you’re working on your marketing or meeting with a new client, a business trip is an important venture. Choosing a hotel is the work you want to get done in the planning stages, so you don’t have to scramble to put everything together last minute.

Check Those Reviews

You usually don’t even go to a restaurant without checking reviews, so why would you stay in a hotel without looking them up?

If you’re looking at a luxury beachfront villa like this, you’ll see that the reviews are all positive. Then you’ll know you’re good to go.

Hotels with reviews that are overwhelmingly positive and only have a few negative reviews shouldn’t be overlooked. Those few negatives should be taken with a grain of salt because the person writing the review could be overly negative or been having a bad day. If there are lots of negative views in that direction, then take notice.

Free Wi-Fi

It’s a bummer to get to your hotel, try to do your work, and realize you have no Wi-Fi or have to pay for the Wi-Fi. When you’re reading through the reviews, you can check if Wi-Fi is an available option.

Look at the Surrounding Area

A good way to gauge whether or not the hotel you’re going to stay in is up to par is to do a little investigating on the surrounding area. More often than not, the level of the hotel is going to match the style of the neighborhood.

If you’re staying in a financial district and want nightlife, for instance, you’re going to be out of luck. People are usually only staying in hotels in this area and actually don’t live there, so you’re not going to experience much of the city you’re staying in.

Airport and Office Distance

You’re probably not going to have a car when you’re traveling unless you’re staying for a long time. Take into account the fact that you’re going to have to take a lot of paid car rides to your destinations. Make it easy on yourself and choose a hotel that’s near the airport, and your trip will be much more convenient.

Don’t Trip: Be Productive

On your business trip, you might be working remotely. In fact, if you’re not working remotely, you’re probably not being as productive as you can on your business trip.

Now that you’ve got the hotel-finding process down to a science, read more about what you will need to work remotely if you haven’t done it before.

Your hotel process is streamlined. Why wouldn’t you streamline everything else, too?