9 ways you can spot the best hotel room when booking online
It can be tough knowing how to pick out the perfect hotel room online. Hotel ratings and photos are often not enough to determine what the stay will really be like. Shutterstock
We caught up with Alexander Shashou, the president and co-founder of hotel communication and workflow management company ALICE.
The company works with various hotel employees that play a part in operations and guest experience, from the concierge to the general manager.
From avoiding online scams to filtering searches to get the best results, here are 9 tips for picking out a top-notch hotel room when booking online.
Make note of the hotel's age.
Look for hotels that make engagement easy.
Choose hotels that are proud to showcase their rooms.
See which room type travelers prefer.
Sort hotels by those that were most highly rated by users.
Look for general managers that address concerned reviews.
Read three-star reviews to see what the average experience is like.
Call the hotel directly if you find a better rate.
Be wary of scams.