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by Ray La Foy


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Whether you're on your vacation, in for a conference in the city, or just visiting, nothing beats going back to a nice hotel after the day is done. A good night's sleep and nice stay can recharge and invigorate you, getting you ready for the next day.

Standard hotels usually have basic accommodation like a room with a bed, a cupboard, a small table. Washstands have been largely replaced by rooms with en-suite bathrooms. Other features found may be a TV, a telephone and an alarm clock. Food and drink may be supplied in a small refrigerator which is usually referred to as "mini-bar", containing snacks, drinks and tea and coffee making facilities like cups, spoons, an electric kettle and sachets containing instant coffee, tea bags, sugar, and creamer or milk. Aside from these, food and drinks may also be ordered through room service, some hotels even offer specialty cuisine which they are famous for.

However, in Japan the capsule hotel supplies minimal facilities and room space. The cost and quality of hotels are usually indicative of the range and type of services available. Due to the enormous increase in tourism worldwide during the last decades of the 20th century, standards, especially those of smaller establishments, have improved considerably. For the sake of greater comparability, rating systems have been introduced, with the one to five stars classification being most common.

But sometimes hotel availability can be a problem. This is where a hotel directory comes in handy. A hotel directory, either on the Internet or in a magazine type publication, is a list of all hotels/motels/places of lodging in a certain area. Typically it also includes reviews and pricing which makes it invaluable when travelling.

For discount oriented travellers who will be going and staying in New York, you can also check out the listings for discount New York hotels. Having a reputation for being a ritzy city, most hotels in New York are known to offer posh accomodations and first class amenities, for the right price of course. If you are a traveller on a budget who wishes to stay in a nice place with affordable rates, discount New York hotels are for you.

Discount New York hotels usually have three to four star ratings but that doesn't mean service and accomodations are compromised. Sometimes it is just a matter of location. Some famous three star hotels in New York are the Sheraton, Wellington, Radisson and Wolcott Hotels. Four star New York hotels include names like Fitzpatrick, The Premiere, The Regency, Westin and Waldorf.

Hotels do not usually allow pets inside their establishments because of health codes and special sanitary reasons, so for travellers who wish to bring their pets along with them, pet friendly hotels and lodging are now available. If you want to see whether your preferred hotel is a pet friendly hotel, check out the listings and other pet travel tips at

If you're going away on a trip and you're planning to make some hotel reservations, it's a good idea to read hotel reviews in magazines and on the Internet to see if your preferred hotel has the amenities you want (although five star hotels almost always have everything). You can also make your hotel reservations at the site.

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