Hotels – how to spend less and travel better!

Trying to pick the right hotel for your next vacation can be overwhelming – in many places, you’ll find hundreds of chain hotels or independent ones. They all look great in the photos and have good reviews – and some not so good ones! There are even some hotels that look like great deals – too good to be true? To make sure your home away from home enhances your travel experience and doesn’t ruin it, it helps to know more! Is earning points at a chain hotel worth the higher price? Can you expect the same from your favorite brand in Asia as in the US – or more? Is it worth getting a hotel rewards credit card for your favorite hotel chain in the US when you want to collect points for a trip to Asia or Europe? Read on to find out more to make an informed hotel decision!

If you are not familiar with a hotel brand, you can start with the Travel Made Easy posts to get a quick overview of the hotel company, the experience to expect at the different brands and their rewards program.

From there, you can get all the facts & figures: How many hotels do they have in the region you want to travel to or within your budget? How many hotels are available at those bargain rewards rate your credit company told you about?
You can read my reviews of hotels from each company’s brands to find out what you can expect from the rooms, the amenities and the service!
And you can find out about their rewards program and if it is worth collecting points for your dream trip to Bora Bora – or better for a family trip to Disney Land! And if there is a good credit card to help earn points for that trip faster!

I want to give you the information you need to compare the different hotel companies to help you make an informed decision where to spend your business or vacation travel money!
Just click on the check marks below to find out more! Save this post and keep coming back, I will update it with new hotel chains, reviews and reward program updates regularly!

Brand Travel Made Easy Facts & Figures Experience Rewards
Carlson X X Radisson Blu Overview
Radisson Credit Card
Park Plaza
Park Inn
InterContinental X X InterConti Overview
Holiday Inn Credit Card
HI Express
Accor X X Pullman Overview
Hilton Conrad
Hilton Credit Card

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