Booking a hotel is frustrating

@tzwrites (3821)
Romania
November 29, 2017 3:44am CST
Have you tried to book a hotel lately? I need to book hotels for my upcoming trip and I have noticed that even though there are reviews by so-called guests about the hotel, usually the reviews and photos don't represent the hotel accurately. This past summer I booked a hotel with a good rating but when I got there it was okay but not as nice looking as the photos and definitely not as amazing as the reviews said. Hence, I am hesitant and not sure what to book.
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@JustBhem (22644)
• Davao, Philippines
29 Nov
A friend experience this too. And what she did the next time, she did not book but come as a walk in.
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@tzwrites (3821)
• Romania
29 Nov
I wonder if its more expensive that way
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@JustBhem (22644)
• Davao, Philippines
29 Nov
@tzwrites I think so.
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@jaboUK (50721)
• United Kingdom
29 Nov
You do have to be lucky when booking 'sight unseen', but it's impractical to go everywhere first to check them out!
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@tzwrites (3821)
• Romania
29 Nov
I know, but still I wish sites like booking dot com were more accurate.
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@jaboUK (50721)
• United Kingdom
1 Dec
@tzwrites Have you checked out Trip Adviser?
@sishy7 (27370)
• Australia
29 Nov
Yes, unfortunately the reality is often not as beautiful as its online presentation... Maybe it's safer to book online places that we already knew or heard of before offline... Good luck!
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@tzwrites (3821)
• Romania
29 Nov
Exactly. But as I have never been to the city before, it's kind of hard.
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@sishy7 (27370)
• Australia
29 Nov
@tzwrites I understand... Ask someone you know who has been to the city, maybe?
29 Nov
It is better to research some more and if you can also watch a vlog regarding the hotel the next time it will be a big help i do that alot.
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@tzwrites (3821)
• Romania
30 Nov
That's a good idea, I will check around
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• United Kingdom
29 Nov
I read a review about an attraction quite a long way from here which the author of the review had said was amazing, when we got there it was absolutely dire - I don't take too much notice of reviews now, which is weird as I review quite a lot of stuff myself!
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@tzwrites (3821)
• Romania
29 Nov
I can imagine. I tend to read reviews before splurging on a hotel but I am very cautious now.
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@DianneN (59793)
• United States
29 Nov
I usually try to stay at the same brand name hotels. They rarely disappoint. Good luck booking!
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@tzwrites (3821)
• Romania
30 Nov
Thanks. Yeah, I prefer big brands since they are a safer bet.
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@DianneN (59793)
• United States
1 Dec
@just4him (92365)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Nov
I consider the reputation of the hotel. Many people will write reviews that aren't the best based on an experience, giving a misleading representation of the hotel. Every experience is different.
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@tzwrites (3821)
• Romania
30 Nov
Exactly. I think it's tough nowadays to distinguish between a 3 star and a 4 star hotel.
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@just4him (92365)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
30 Nov
@tzwrites Generally a Holiday Inn is a three star. If you go onto the booking sites, they do show the star ratings for the different hotels and they need to live up to the rating they have. I just don't pay attention to the reviews because some people are very picky about what they want or expect in a hotel. Expecting five star quality in a three star hotel is unreasonable.
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@Shavkat (47269)
• Philippines
29 Nov
Sometimes it is really frustrating to book online. In some instances, I preferred to call the hotels and reserved a room.
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@tzwrites (3821)
• Romania
30 Nov
That's also good. It decreases the chances that they will give you a different room than you booked online.
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@Shavkat (47269)
• Philippines
30 Nov
@tzwrites I think it is better to check the room first before having the reservation.
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@Keyia120 (492)
• United States
29 Nov
Yes, make sure that you are always looking at the names too because sometimes they can be called something different and you could be looking at different photos. Yes, it can be very frustrating but I and my family love the Marriott. If we are not really looking for anything too huge then we stay at like a Super eight or something but that is only when we are traveling.
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@tzwrites (3821)
• Romania
30 Nov
The Marriott is a good one but I couldn't find any well known hotels in the period right before Christmas.
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@rina110383 (23493)
29 Nov
No, though I have plans of traveling next year. Will probably book a flight by March 2018.
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@tzwrites (3821)
• Romania
30 Nov
Sounds good. I like traveling just not booking everything.
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@ilocosboy (33293)
• Philippines
29 Nov
Sometimes their numbers are not working
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@tzwrites (3821)
• Romania
29 Nov
That is possible.
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@sjvg1976 (14689)
• Delhi, India
10 Dec
It happens what you see in the photo is what you actually don't find in reality .
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@tzwrites (3821)
• Romania
10 Dec
Very often. I ended up finding a good hotel.
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@cahaya1983 (9681)
• Malaysia
8 Dec
It's hard to trust everything we see online these days, too many things are misleading. I do read reviews but also ask for recommendations from friends and relatives.