There are many reasons that people travel. They travel for business, vacations, and visits to friends and family and need a place to stay. Hotel accommodations provide such a place.
Hotels are described as full service or limited service. Limited service hotels provide a few ammenities. There are nearly always vending machines, and some offer a free breakfast or have a small coffee shop. Most rooms today, even in an inexpensive hotel, have a coffee pot, small refrigerator, tv, and internet service.
Full service hotels are just that. They provide almost any service you can imagine, restaurants, room service, laundry facilities, pools, gyms, and gift shops. Resort hotels such as those attached to a casino, have everything you can imagine to do under one roof. Very nice hotels offer concierge service, babysitting services, and may have a variety of expensive shops and salons.
You will not have to carry your bags at a full service hotel. You will be met at the door and your bags will be delivered to your room and loaded back into your car when you leave. Many full service hotels also provide transportation to and from the airport and some have buses and tours to local attractions.
A growing trend among luxury hotels is condominium units in conjuction with the rooms. Very large hotels often have meeting rooms, ballrooms, and convention space. They can accommodate a wedding or a large convention easily all under one roof.
Conferences and meetings provide a huge source of income for these hotels and they are well equiped to handle banquets, meetings, and conferences. They have top of the line audio visual equipment and internet access on site. Another recent trend is extended stay hotels. These provide rooms or suites with a kitchen, office space, and sometimes a small seating area for people who stay five or more days. These are great for an extended business assignment or longer family visit.
No matter what your reason for traveling, you can find hotel accommodations to suit your needs. From the budget conscious limited service hotels to luxury hotels and conference centers, there is something to please everyone.