Contractors often have to travel to different places, especially while handling projects in a different city. Though most of the times these trips are well-planned, there can arise situations when an unexpected visit could come up in the picture. In such a scenario, finding a reliable and affordable contractors accommodation becomes the most challenging task.
Since the plan is made on the last minute, grabbing a discount or deal is completely out of the picture. However, if you scrutinize precisely, you can still find budget-friendly hotels which aren’t going to burn a hole in your pocket.
If you have been tired of paying hefty amounts every time you travel to a new city, continue reading, the following guide will help you find the most suitable contractor accommodation options.
Start out by performing a Google Search. The majority of the hotels are listed out on Google Maps and this is the perfect start to find a suitable place for your business trip. Now, start out by comparing the available hotels on the basis of the services they offer.
Here’s what you need to ask yourself.
Of course, answering these questions would be a bit hectic, but if you put in some time, your hunting job would become much easier. It would become extremely easy to narrow down your list to 3-4 most suitable contractor accommodation options.
Once you have a final list, all you have to do compare the hotels and pick the one which best suits your requirements and budget.
There can arise situations when you have to spend more than one night on your business trip. In such cases, you have to look for hotels which offer special deals for multi-night stays. Moreover, you need to keep in mind the days of the week you’re planning to stay. While booking a hotel on weekdays (Monday-Friday) is fairly cheap, weekends (Saturday-Sunday) are quite expensive, especially when there’s an additional holiday.
However, if you’re going to stay for a Sunday followed by Monday, Tuesday, and so on, you can split up the room rate to save yourself a couple of dollars. Splitting up means you’ll have to pay the weekend price for Sunday and the remaining days would be charged normally. However, it is worth noting that not every hotel permits splitting up and you’ll have to personally call the bank manager to grab this deal.
Even though this might be a bit challenging at the last minute, you can still look for discount and coupon codes. Large hotel chains have a habit of spreading coupon codes across the Internet. All you have to do is perform a Google search and look for these codes.
Of course, you can directly visit websites which offer daily deals on hotel bookings as well, but going into the depths of Google search results is more beneficial. Furthermore, if the hotels have dedicated social media profiles, do check them out as these accounts are regularly updated with the fresh deals and codes.
In case you are unable to find any good deals, personally message on any of the social media profiles to check if they’re running any offline deals.
As a contractor, you may have to spend more than 100 nights in a different city. In such a case, it is better to stick to one hotel. We recommend contacting hotel chains which let you open special business accounts where you can grab exclusive deals.
These deals are only applicable to those who have a business account card with the hotel. In most of the cases, you are going to get an additional 10-20% discount using a business account card. This is highly beneficial when you’re out on business trips most of the time during the year. However, it is important to find a hotel which has several chains across the country.
Cheap hostels are becoming a trend across the country. People have started to turn their house into a hostel where you can easily stay for the night and enjoy a homely environment. These hostels are cheaper than hotels and offer the same level of services as well.
This can prove to be extremely beneficial, especially when you’re trying to find an affordable place. AirBnB is a great place to look for such hostels and homestays. In case, it’s your first time booking with AirBnB, you’re most likely to find amazing deals too.
Finding Airbnbable contractor accommodation at the last moment is not an easy task. However, if you adhere to the above-mentioned tips, you can easily grab amazing deals and cut your accommodation cost.