If you have booked a hotel, you are likely going to be coming from an airport or major transportation hub. Depending on the location of your hotel, there may be multiple ways to get to your destination without much hassle. Many people use the following modes of transportation to get to their hotel:
- Rental Car – Exploring the city you are staying in can be made even easier if you rent a car to drive yourself around. Many airports and train stations have car rental counters where you can select a car to drive yourself to the hotel and beyond. It is best to call the car rental agency ahead of time, as some places have limited options during peak season.
- Taxi or Hired Car – If you want to arrive at the hotel quickly, and with little fuss, then hiring a car is probably the simplest solution. Most drivers are knowledgeable about the city and will know how to get you to your destination via the shortest route possible. If you choose this option, it is a good idea to bring a printout of your hotel’s address to show the driver.
- Subway or Public Transportation – Depending on how far you need to go, public transportation may be a cost-effective option to reach your hotel. Often, taking a subway or a bus will only cost a small amount, and many hotels provide detailed instructions on how to get to the hotel from major subway and bus stops.
- Hotel Shuttle – Some hotels are kind enough to offer a complimentary hotel shuttle to and from the largest nearby airport. It is best to call ahead and ask if you can reserve space on the shuttle before you arrive at your destination. Some hotel shuttles will pick up guests on demand, while others stop at the airport during a few scheduled times each day.