Build or write a list of amenities that your desired hotel needs to have. I would recommend not deviating from the list. Also have a lists of wants. search for hotels that have your needs and most or all of your wants within your price range.
My ultimate hotel wish list:
- Be clean (Need)
- No access directly from the street/outside. (Need)
- BE near public transportation and if possible this transportation is available at the airport. (NEED)
- BE in the center of the action so there is no need for the extra transportation costs. (Want)
- HAVE free Wi-Fi. (NEED)
- HAVE free breakfast. (WANT)
- HAVE good water pressure in the shower (pet peeve= showers that run like they are leaking) (NEED)
Tip: Book hotel rooms that are fully refundable if the price for the non-refundable room is comparable.