When looking to book a stay at a hotel where do you look? Do you prefer being in the center of the city or on the outskirts? There are many reasons to stay in the center of the city and there are just as many reasons to stay out of the city. It all comes down to your personal preference. In this post I will be discussing some of the benefits of staying in the center of a city as well as the benefits of staying on the outskirts.
Let’s start with the benefits of staying in the center of the city.
While staying in the center of a city, let us use an example of a city like New York, “the city that never sleeps”. While staying in the center of New York You are right near all different types of shopping from Gucci and Prada to Marshalls and TJ Maxx. Everything is right at your fingertips while looking for places to shop since you’re in the center of it all, everything is close by.
There are so many options for top quality dining experiences while staying in the center of the city. No matter what you’re in the mood for, any kind of food can be found in the city. Even if you want to try something new all you have to do is just take a walk down the block, I bet you will find something new to try.
Transportation is not a problem while staying in the center of a city. You can stroll the streets and window shop. In most cities there is usually a very efficient public transportation system. Cabs and Ubers are plentiful as well.
Since we are using New York City as an example. If you are staying in the city center then you can always find something to do, there is something on every corner. Nightclubs are a great option or if you’re in the mood for a show, take the subway to Broadway and catch a world-class show. Even if you just want to go to the movies it is all around you, everything is at your finger tips.
Let’s see what the benefits of staying in the outer part of the city.
While it might seem like there are more benefits of staying in the center of the city, you might be surprised, there are also a lot of benefits of staying on the outskirts as well.
Size of a hotel:
When staying away from the city the area is not as densely populated, and the hotel is not constricted to a small size. In areas away from the city, hotels tend to be much bigger with more space and larger property. You can book a hotel that has multiple pools, indoor and outdoor, and you might have more space in your guest room as well. Even the lobby will have more space for you to relax and enjoy the large space of the hotel.
Price of a Hotel:
When looking to book a hotel out of the city area you will find that prices drop, a lot. If you’re looking to book a hotel in the city a small hotel can cost you triple the price of what you would pay when booking a hotel outside of a city.
While staying outside of the city you may have fewer options for entertainment, but usually, the quiet areas do have some fun things to do such as movies, clubs, bowling and more. Your not going to have the Broadway shows but you will definitely not go bored. Some hotels even offer live music for adults at night.
I love shopping in areas out of the city, it is quieter, stores have fewer lines, and workers in the store are not so busy so they even provide a better quality of customer service. A lot of Shopping centers are outlets so you will find better deals on the things you would normally buy somewhere in the city. Due to the more suburban nature of the area the shopping centers are usually much larger than those you would find in the city.
Some areas have multiple food options to soothe your hunger needs. There are all different types of options but just keep in mind, you are not staying in a city where everything is just a short walk away, you will most likely have to drive there. Another thing that I noticed is that unlike the city where you have little boutique restaurants with unique individualized menu items, the restaurants near the hotels outside of the city and in the shopping malls will all be part of a national chain like Applebee’s.
As it says in the title of this post “It Is All A Matter Of Opinion”
Thanks For Reading – The Hotel Fanatic
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