When I Choose a Hotel Over an Airbnb

Valerie Lai
By Valerie Lai 
Edited by Mary M. Flory

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As much as I tend to lean toward staying at an Airbnb, there are times when it simply makes more sense for me to opt for a hotel:

  • If I’m attending a wedding where the couple reserved a hotel block (the discounts can be steep, and it’s more convenient to get to and from the venue)

  • If Airbnbs are limited in the area and they would be a hassle to get to (this was the case for my recent trip to Iceland)

  • If I simply want a seamless vacation (there’s nothing wrong with wanting housekeeping and a super easy check-in — and out — process from time to time!)

  • If I find a great deal on a boutique hotel through HotelTonight or Booking.com

How do you decide which to book? Let us know.

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