Different Types of Overnight Accommodation
Anyone who travels needs to have some kind of accommodation. And when you are tired from all that travelling you want to sink into a comfortable bed in a quiet room so that you can wake up feeling refreshed and ready to continue your journey. Travelling usually makes you tired, so getting the right kind of rest is important. If you wake up feeling tired then it will be difficult to concentrate on driving or doing anything else that you need to do.
Overnight accommodation differs from other kinds of accommodation as it is usually just for the one night. You cannot usually book a flat, apartment or cottage for just one night. Often this kind of accommodation requires a minimum of four nights, although some may offer less. However, it is always more than one night. So what are the choice travellings for overnight accommodation?
Most people settle for a hotel room when they are just passing through and only need to find a bed for the night. Many hotel rooms are reasonable in cost and provide everything you will need for your overnight stay. There is usually a bar fridge, a microwave oven and an electric kettle so that you can get that important coffee before you start off in the morning. Some even have toasters. However, not all hotel rooms are comfortable and some are downright noisy, especially if the hotel is located on a busy street. Booking a room at the top of a multi-rise hotel will give you more quietness. Or if the hotel backs onto a quieter street, getting a room at the back will help to keep the noise levels down.
People who are travelling by car will often book into a motel room for their overnight accommodation. Some motels even offer dining facilities, or are located right near to some kind of eatery such as a roadhouse. Motels make a good accommodation choice as there is usually plenty of room and enough kitchen facilities for breakfast, if you bring your own bread or cereal.
Some travellers prefer to book into a caravan park for their overnight accommodation and this too is an affordable option. It is wise to book ahead though, especially during school holidays. You can take food with you and either use the barbeque facilities or cook it in the cabin.
Staying at a caravan park gives you plenty of chances to meet other travelers and hear something of their holiday experiences. This is a good way to get recommendations for other caravan parks and tourist sites. The choices are staying in the cabins provided, renting a site for a tent, or taking your own caravan. Of the three the latter two are the cheapest.
Bed and breakfast places also offer hospitable and comfortable choices for accommodation. You get the benefit of being in a real home and chatting to the locals who can often tell you anything you need to know about the region. After a tiring day of travelling nothing could be better than being welcomed into a home and offered a comfy bed.