How to Pick the Perfect Hotel for a Weekend Getaway

Are you planning a romantic trip or weekend excursion to a new city? Finding a hotel for your getaway can be daunting. With so many options, how do you narrow it down? We compiled our top three tips for finding the perfect hotel for your next weekend getaway.

Create a List of Must-Have Features and Amenities

When looking for a hotel, you need a list of what is important to you, including amenities. Consider both your needs and your wants to ensure your stay is a comfortable and relaxing experience. Maybe staying in a suite with a kitchen and wet bar is at the top of your list. Or maybe you want to start your day off right with an early morning workout in the hotel’s fitness center followed by a complimentary breakfast buffet.

It’s always a good idea to check a hotel’s policies for amenities such as Wi-Fi and parking. Wi-Fi may entail an additional fee, and parking may be valet only or have a fee associated. Check with the hotel ahead of time to save you from surprises at check-in.

Find a Hotel With the Ideal Location

Location is everything. Even if you find your ideal hotel, check where it’s located and the proximity to cultural attractions, entertainment and fine dining. You want to make the most of your trip rather than having to travel long distances to see the sights.

Once you choose your destination, research attractions in the area. You can even create a mock itinerary of what to do and where to dine over the course of your weekend getaway. From there, pick a hotel with a central location so you can easily walk, ride-share or drive to the various attractions.

Check Out the Most Recent Reviews

There are many online resources to help you learn about the experience of staying at a hotel and what to expect before arriving. It’s a good idea to browse through both positive and negative reviews so you have a complete picture of the hotel, staff and amenities. You can also research the clientele description for a particular hotel. If you’re planning a romantic weekend, it’s best to find accommodations that offer peace and quiet and cater more to adults rather than families and children.

As you explore reviews, make sure to focus on the most recent ones. Remember that many times, the overall rating is cumulative. Reviews from many years ago may not tell the same story as a review from last month. Focusing on the most recent reviews will help you better understand what to expect at a particular hotel.

Experience Historic Cleveland at the Glidden House

The Glidden House offers the perfect place to stay for romantic weekend getaways and any other occasion to visit Cleveland, Ohio. Our historic hotel features beautiful rooms and suites, proximity to exciting cultural experiences and a rich history to explore during your stay. Book your weekend getaway at the Glidden House.


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