Hotels are establishments that provide paid guest accommodations on a temporary basis. Most people think of hotels when they hear the term “hotel” but motels and serviced apartments are also common place in many parts of the country. These businesses provide accommodations for visitors, but not for long-term stays. Most facilities offered inside of a hotel room can range from a low-grade mattress in a tiny room to extremely large suites with more amenities than what is expected in a traditional hotel setting.
When hotel guests make reservations, they typically have the option to stay at a specific hotel or inn, called a guesthouse. In the past, motels and other similar establishments were the sole domain of the family-run bed and breakfast. However, today there are many inns and hotels of many kinds. Whether you want a homey charm or a luxurious, welcoming atmosphere, there is a hotel to fit your needs.
The first step to selecting the right lodging is to become familiar with the innkeeper and be honest about your expectations. If you don’t have the budget for a five star experience then you must select a moderately priced hotel room. Before contacting the innkeeper or manager, make a list of items that you need from them such as the availability of clean and fresh towels, clean and fresh sheets, a daily continental breakfast, a welcome shower or bath, and prompt and courteous staff.
There are many different types of accommodations to choose from in most areas. If your travel plans extend beyond the boundaries of metropolitan cities then you will have a greater selection of hotel rooms. In general, they are located close to the airport and near transportation. For those traveling in between major metropolitan areas then finding a reasonably priced lodging within walking distance of their hotel room is ideal. When making your selections consider that the price per person will be less if you provide a maid service, but it is imperative to provide these services if you want your guests to feel welcome and well taken care of while staying at your hotel room.
Most Innkeepers and managers will ask you whether you are a regular visitor to their establishment. If you are a guest that frequents the Inn frequently than they will be curious as to your business. If you are a frequent guest, they will attempt to obtain personal information regarding your travels and family history. If you refuse to disclose personal information that is not required by law, they can legally enter your dwelling and disturb you. This invasion of privacy and invasion of the rights of privacy of all lawfully caught visitors is considered to be a trespass by the common law.
Innkeepers and managers should always instruct their reception desks to social distancing when leaving the lobby. The basic concept is simple; if you give a transient guest a hard time by continuously interrupting him while asking his or her questions or other pertinent information then the latter should have the option to leave without being bothered by others. This method of social distancing has been in place for years, but it is only recently that hoteliers have come to fully appreciate the importance of this policy. Many hotels no longer allow Innkeepers and other employees to make general comments about your guest without first receiving permission. You will often find that most guests have nothing to hide and will not complain if they are engaged in social distancing. Hopefully this will prevent any unnecessary problems that could occur.