Top Tips When Renting A Motel Room

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Top Tips When Renting A Motel Room

26 May 2021
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Motels are perfect for people who require convenient and affordable accommodations. Choosing a motel seems straightforward since there are numerous motels in Australia. However, it is advisable to conduct some due diligence to ensure you have a pleasant experience at the motel and get value for your money. Below is an extract discussing the considerations to make when choosing a motel. 

Location Matters

The motel should be conveniently located. As a traveller, it would make sense if the facility was within the town's outskirts. This enables you to avoid traffic jams once you resume your journey. Check an online map to determine the accessibility of the motel. If it is located off the main road, you should check the road conditions to make sure that your vehicle won't get stuck. It would also be wise to assess the security situation in the area. Choose motels in safe areas of town.

Motel Clients

Many motels have a club or restaurant where their customers can enjoy their evening. Therefore, it would be wise to ask about who frequents the motel. For instance, tourists are often open-minded and will be ready to make new friends in an instant. On the other hand, truck drivers can give essential details such as road or weather conditions as you embark on your trip. 

Room Amenities

The perfect motel room should meet the following criteria: 

  • The room should have functional locks. A restricted access system is an added advantage.
  • The room should be spacious and clean. If possible, consider strategically located rooms with balconies.
  • If you have valuables such as jewellery, cash, or sensitive documents, rent motel rooms with safes.
  • An air conditioning system will significantly increase your comfort.
  • The room should have recreational amenities such as Wi-Fi, cable television, and a bar. 

Motel Terms And Conditions

Check the motel's policies. For example, what is the check-out time? Remember, you risk a penalty if you do not check out on time. Additionally, check what the motel fee covers. For instance, some motels will include breakfast. Assess the motel's booking policy. Typically, you will want to know whether you will incur a fine for late cancellations or extending your stay.  

Availability Of Vehicle Servicing And Repairs

This service is ideal for people on road trips. A service centre allows you to address car maintenance issues such as refilling the coolant, repairing a burst tyre, servicing the brakes or addressing electrical issues. In such a way, you can be confident that your vehicle will not develop problems along the way. 

When you are renting a motel room, assess its location, clients, room amenities, booking terms and the availability of a vehicle service centre.

Contact local accommodation options to learn more.