As you begin planning your next vacation, you want to consider these 7 reasons to choose a condo instead of a hotel. For many families the best vacations will be had when they are comfortable both physically as well as financially. A condo can satisfy this need much easier than most hotels, and thus we want to share what we believe are excellent reasons for your family to make your next vacation lodging choice a condo instead of hotel.
7 Reasons To Choose A Condo Instead Of Hotel
Financially better. If you have to rent more than one room at a hotel, a condo hands down is going to be a cheaper route for your family. With hotel costs upwards of $100 per night for one double room, you will find a week long condo rental at $450-$700 much more affordable for your family.
More privacy for parents and kids. This is really important when you have both girls and boys in those tween and teen years. From sharing one bathroom to changing or even sharing beds it can be awkward and uncomfortable for everyone. Adults need alone time and privacy as well while on vacation, and that is tough to find in a hotel.
Cheaper for your food budget. A condo will give you a full kitchen in which you can prepare most if not all of your meals for your family. A family of four can spend upwards of $50 at a casual dining restaurant for just one meal. Figure in 3 meals per day, plus snacks and you can spend a thousand dollars in food in no time on vacation. A condo gives you a refrigerator and stove that allows you to go grocery shopping and feed your family easily on a budget.
Safety for your belongings. While it is rare to hear of items being stolen while staying in a hotel, the idea of a stranger coming in and out to clean your room each day may make you uncomfortable. A condo allows you that extra layer of safety and comfort since you won’t have housekeeping coming in daily.
More space to relax. In a hotel room you will have limited space to just lounge and relax on vacation. A condo provides you with living space outside just the beds and bathroom. Depending on the kind of space you rent, you could enjoy relaxing on a balcony, a deck, or even luxurious spaces like hot tubs and theatre rooms!
Easier to bring pets. Most condo rentals will allow your pets to come stay with you with a small deposit. Unlike hotels, your pet will have room to roam, get comfortable and even have a yard to play in potentially.
Laundry facility in condo. If you are flying, limited luggage means you have to find a way to pack a lot in a small bag, or find laundry facilities somewhere. A condo means you can do laundry on a regular basis in your condo without having to lug luggage to a laundromat. This saves money and makes it easier to pack.
As you look on sites like Groupon, Kayak, Living Social and more to book your rooms for your next vacation, look into the possibility of renting a condo instead. Not only will you find it to be a great financial move, you’ll love the ability to be flexible with meals and have more privacy.