Do you travel a lot? Are you looking for some travel hacks to make the most of your hotel stay? Do you want some tips to survive that next New England travel destination? If you said yes, yes, and yes then continue reading!
How can I MAXimize my hotel stay?
Staying in a hotel for an extended period of time for pleasure or business travel means you must find ways to make the most of your hotel stay. I’ve researched ways to MAXimize my hotel stay based on what others have done and what’s worked for my family.
How to Make the Most of Your Hotel Stay
Today I’ve compiled a list of my favorite travel hacks that will help you make the most of your next hotel stay. Continue reading below for some awesome tips to help you make the most of your hotel stay.
Keep the Lights Out
During our stay at a New England accommodation, we found that the “dark out” curtains were missing. This was not cool for a family that tends to work and homeschool on a second shift schedule. We found a travel hack that works to make the most of your hotel stay is to use the trouser hanger clips to hold the regular curtains shut. This helps keep the light out to maximize sleep.
Connect Netflix to Hotel TV
We’ve found that most of the 2-star hotels we stay at have a way to connect the TV to the wired internet, but aren’t able to connect to their WiFi network. This was rather frustrating, but if you’re staying at a hotel that allows you to get WiFi access, it’s a must to connect Netflix to the hotel TV. You can do this via WiFI or a game console, we used our Wii U.
Bring Your Own Tea or Coffee
While most hotels offer free 24/7 coffee, tea, and hot cocoa, they may not have the brand you prefer. We found this out the hard way in some hotels, the tea selection simply wouldn’t do for my tea lover kid. We also noticed that sometimes the coffee runs out or tastes nasty. This means it’s best to bring along your favorite tea or coffee in individual serving size baggies.
Bring a Blanket & Pillow
The youngest child is very particular about what he uses for a pillow. This kid has always preferred to sleep nearly sitting straight up. That’s why we found one travel hack to make the most of your hotel stay is to bring your favorite blanket or pillow along. You’ll get a better night’s sleep when your body has something familiar to get comfortable with.
Try For “Off the Books” Deals
Lastly, if you really want to make the most of your next hotel stay consider calling the hotel directly. We highly recommend Hotels.com for all hotel bookings, but honestly, we have found some good deals when we talk to the hotel directly. One hotel gave us a hefty discount when we extended our stay for another night while another hotel provided us with a free upgrade to a suite. You never know what deal you could get unless you ask – directly!
As you can see these travel hacks will help you keep clothes from wrinkling, allow you to sleep comfortably, and allow you to save precious money during your next hotel stay. I hope these tips serve you well during your next New England travel adventure.
What tips would you add to this list to help travelers make the most of their next hotel stay?
Brandy Ellen has been a blogger since 2008 and enjoys spending her free time with her family and making the most out of every moment she has. Brandy enjoys sharing personal stories, tips, and other advice based on real-life & work from home experiences to help others live a fulfilling life.