May 15, 2017
Nothing beats the comfort of home, but when you’re on the road for work, picking the right business hotel can make all the difference for your trip. It can seem rather daunting trying to find the best hotel for business travelers though since there are so many options. To make the decision easier, here are some questions you should ask when looking at the options.
What is your budget?
The budget you have for traveling is typically set by the employer so before you book anything, be sure to check the company policy. The choice of hotels varies greatly depending on the budget you have. Whether it is the number of stars, the reputation or the services offered, the cost of the rooms or suites at the hotel varies. Luckily, most cities have a wide range of hotel options so it should not be a problem to find something in your budget. It’s enough just to fix your budget and start looking for the ideal place to stay.
What amenities are a priority?
Depending on your line of work and the reasons you are traveling, your needs will vary. Be aware of which amenities you must have and those you would prefer to have when available. Some amenities that may be important include: free WiFi, breakfast included or room service, dry cleaning services, photocopy service, etc. Knowing this can allow you to look for business hotels that specifically meet your criteria.
For example, Les Suites Labelle, an extended stay hotel in Montreal offers its guests free WiFi, free American buffet breakfast, complimentary coffee in the room, self-service laundry and fax and photocopy services, among other amenities.
Where are your meetings?
Before you book a hotel, make sure you determine where it is located in relation to the meeting you will be attending. A business hotel may seem like the perfect choice, until you realize it is 45 minutes away from your 9:00 AM meeting. Finding a hotel that is close in proximity will save you time and stress on your trip.
What means of transportation are available?
If you are traveling to a large city like Montreal, there are likely multiple means of transportation close to the hotel. Taxi, metro, bus or rented car may be suitable choices according to your needs. Make sure that all types of transportation you choose are easily and quickly accessible near the hotel.
What do the reviews say?
Once you know what you need from your business hotel, it is time to actually select one. The best way to confirm it will meet your needs is to read reviews from travelers who have previously stayed at the hotel. Reviews posted on travel sites or blogs can provide first hand insight into the hotel, including cleanliness factors, attentiveness of the staff, etc.
A Hotel Downtown Montreal
Hotel Les Suites Labelle is located in the heart of the city of Montreal, close to most business offices and services for a perfect stay!