Why Should I Make My Hotel Reservation Ahead of Time?

June 21, 2021

Unless you’re willing to gamble on your vacation by hoping to reserve a hotel room after a last-minute cancellation (which is usually cheaper), it’s advisable to book your hotel room at least a month before your travel date. Here are some of the main reasons to book your San Luis Obispo boutique hotel room in advance.

Have the Chance to Pick the Best Room

Booking in advance means it’s more likely that many hotel rooms will be available on your travel dates. You’re therefore able to pick the room you want depending on your needs and preferences. For example, you may want to get a suite with a king-size bed. Such options may not be available on your travel date.

Compare Hotel Rates & Get Great Deals

Booking your hotel in advance gives you more time to conduct thorough research on the hotels in your destination. As usual, some hotels tend to be more expensive than others. You’ll have the luxury of comparing hotel rates without the pressure of time. This way, you can make calls to different hotels and find out which one will make your stay more affordable.

Be Able to Budget & Save

You can never know how much you’ll spend on a trip unless you inquire about rates and budget for it. If you want to travel and only have a set amount to spend, advance booking will help you get a hotel within your budget. Waiting until the last minute means most hotels in the area surrounding your destination could be full. Booking a room in advance and knowing the exact amount you’ll spend on a hotel room will help you save toward your trip.

Get Special Requests Fulfilled

As mentioned, booking closer to your travel date can make it harder to find a room, and getting an extra bed and other amenities may be difficult as well. Most of these things are available when you book in advance. Therefore, consider them if you’re traveling with an infant, your partner, or a group.

Have Time to Choose the Best Hotel

Unless you’ve stayed in the hotel before, it’s never advisable to visit a hotel without checking its reviews. If you only want a hotel with a specific star rating, you have time to confirm that your chosen one has that rating. You’ll also have time to read reviews about the hotel on different platforms. Don’t just rely on testimonials on their website. Look for reviews on Yelp, Google, and other sites such as Booking.com and TripAdvisor.

When they’re looking for a comfortable local hotel, SLO visitors make us their top choice because we offer all the amenities our guests need for a relaxing getaway, including an outdoor heated pool and spa, an on-site gym, free WiFi, and flat-screen TVs with digital cable. Call us at (800) 441-4657 today to reserve your room or suite. 

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