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What to consider when recommending hotels in Richmond, Virginia

Margaret Minnicks
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When out-of-town visitors come to Richmond, Virginia and they need a place to stay, there are several things to consider before recommending one of the many comfortable hotels to them. After all, you don't want to recommend a hotel that you wouldn't stay in yourself.

It would be helpful to know certain things about your visitors as well as things about some of the best hotels Richmond has to offer. That way you can match your visitors to the appropriate hotel.

1. Location, location, location

Since Richmond is divided into many sections, it is best to decide on the location first. It matters if your guests want to stay close to you or in a different location If they are visiting to attend an event in a certain part of the city, they might want to stay close to where that event is happening, or even in the hotel where it is happening. When recommending a suitable place, make sure you find out the preferred location.

2. Length of the stay

A good recommendation for a hotel is often based on the length of a person's stay and the purpose of the stay. It matters if someone is coming into town for an overnight stay for a one-day business meeting or for a longer duration. Since it is a short trip, the person might not be spending much time in a hotel room. In fact, it would be ideal to stay in the same hotel where the meeting or event is being held.

3. Special interests

You would not recommend the same hotel to all your relatives and friends because they might have different interests. For instance, some might want to be close to a shopping center, a beach, or the nightlife.

4. Amenities

You should know if your guests will need WiFi, an exercise room, a conference room, a swimming pool, breakfast, or other amenities.

5. Cost

Cost is important, but staying at the least expensive or the most expensive hotel should not take preference over other factors. Cost should be considered along with everything else, but it should not be the main reason for recommending a certain hotel. If you know your guests are tightwads, you might choose something modest instead of something more expensive.

Some of the top hotels in Richmond, Virginia

There really is no shortage of top hotels in Richmond.

While the above tips could apply to any city, this writer lives in Richmond, Virginia. Therefore, she knows Richmond and what she would want if she was a visitor coming to the city for a few days.

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