Improving My Family Vacations

Is A Luxury Hotel Worth It?

by Agustin Gimenez

Are you trying to decide if it's worth it to stay at a luxurious hotel? Are there specific features you want that you can't get at a regular hotel? You need to consider your financial situation and the reason for your stay to help you make a wise decision. 

If you have plenty of money to spend, and you're going away for a special occasion (e.g., a bachelor party or a wedding anniversary), it's worth it to stay at a luxury hotel. If you just need a place to stay near the airport so you can take an early flight, a regular hotel will likely suffice. 

What is your purpose for staying at a hotel? 

The details of your trip will dictate how important it is to stay at a nice hotel. What if you're going to a casino and plan on gambling all night and only using your hotel room to get a few hours of sleep before driving home? You would probably get away with staying at a less luxurious hotel. 

When you go away for a special reason, like a honeymoon or a graduation trip, staying at a luxury hotel makes sense. You're trying to create incredible memories, which is hard to do when you're stressed out about hotel-related problems. To increase your likelihood of having a great time, you should stay at a luxury hotel with a solid reputation. 

In some cases, the hotel is one of the focal points of your trip. You might plan to spend a lot of your time there and take advantage of all the special services available. A luxury hotel would be worth it in a situation like that. 

What features do you require?

Do you need a room with certain features, or are there any specific amenities you plan on using? You may choose to stay at a luxury hotel simply because it has large suites, an indoor swimming pool, or an on-site bar and restaurant. 

Can you afford it? 

You obviously have the money to stay at a luxury hotel, or you wouldn't be considering it, but will it leave you financially struggling afterward? Is it worth the extra hit to your bank account to stay at the best hotel you can find? If you've saved up or can easily afford it, that answer might be a yes.

One trick that you can use is to stay in the least expensive room in the best hotel in the area. That way, you'll get to enjoy the prime location, cleanliness, and amenities without overspending.