Hotels Vs Vacation Home Rentals

America is a nation of hotel lovers. When we are planning a trip the first thing that comes to mind is “Where are we going to stay?” In general, we want a comfortable, clean place where the whole family can relax. We envision the perfect vacation or business trip and hope that the hotel can provide us with a nice room and a quick and easy check-in/check-out process.

However, the reality is that it rarely happens that way. Even when staying at the best hotels in the country, something always seems to go wrong, whether it’s with the hotel itself or with the accommodations. Relaxing it is not. It’s stressful. From the moment you arrive, there is always the possibility of disaster. From long lines at check-in, to getting to your room and finding things that were not as planned. It could even be something else in the hotel, like an understaffed or worse closed restaurant, gym or pool.

Imagine this scenario; you are having a large family reunion in Orlando and have tried several hotels in hopes of accommodating everyone. He eventually finds a hotel that can provide accommodation, but arrives to find that it is scattered all over the place as the hotel cannot guarantee to place him in the same part of the hotel complex, much less on the same floor. It’s a mess and getting everyone together is impossible.

Traveling with a small family can be just as bad, as many hotels only offer the option of a room with two queen beds or one king bed. If you bring the kids that means there isn’t much privacy for mom and dad and then there are always constant fights as everyone argues about what to watch on TV. It’s even worse when it comes to bedtime, with some people wanting to sleep in and others wanting to watch the late-night movie. In the end someone ends up frustrated or upset.

However, there is a stress-free option and one that more and more families discover and enjoy experiencing; vacation home rentals.

For about the same money you’d pay at a hotel, you can rent a luxurious vacation home that comes equipped with everything you need to feel right at home. Houses are often available with between three and seven separate bedrooms, meaning everyone has their own space to do what they want. Some homes, particularly in the warmer climates, even have a private heated pool, while some homes may also have a hot tub or Jacuzzi.

Many vacation homes have other great amenities, like big-screen TVs, Xbox or PS2 game consoles, and even dedicated game rooms with pool, foosball, or ping pong tables. All of this means that after a fun-filled day, you can enjoy coming home to kick back and relax while the kids find plenty to do.

Another great advantage of a vacation rental house is the fact that they all come equipped with a large kitchen. You are no longer dependent on when the restaurant is open or what is on the menu, now you can choose what you want to eat and when you want to eat it. Going out to dinner once in a while is a nice treat, but not everyone wants to go out every time they eat and a holiday home offers the option of spending a quiet night enjoying home cooked food as well as saving some money.

Maybe it’s time to try something different on your next vacation? Vacation rentals are great value for money and once you’ve stayed in one, you’ll think twice before staying in a hotel again.

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