Over the last year the lodging industry has been beat up pretty badly as a result of the poor economy in the U.S. Business and personal travel have been cut back by almost everyone and that directly affects the earnings of hotels of all types. However, this industry is not going anywhere and will no doubt bounce back as the economy improves. This is a great time to look for substantial hotel deals at all price levels.
When you’re on vacation or traveling for business, you have a wide variety of lodgings available to you. There are very real differences between different types of hotels, motels and other accommodations, but exactly what these differences are isn’t clear to everyone. When you know what each type of lodging has to offer, then you’ll be better equipped to find hotel deals.
Motels are usually the least costly option. These motor hotels, as they were called before the word motel was coined came into existence alongside the expansion of the US highway system in the 1950s and 1960s. These establishments became popular for their low prices, convenient locations near exit ramps and inexpensive dining options and the swimming pools which they frequently featured. The chief identifying characteristic of motels is that the rooms open to the outside rather than to a hallway, the idea being that guests can then park closer to their rooms. Motels have been losing ground as of late due to people choosing the relatively higher security and additional amenities of other styles of hotel.