Call what you will – bougie, ghetto fabulous, etc. – but comfort doesn’t have to be attached to the amount of money in your bank account. You can still live it up in the lap of luxury on your beer budget while enjoying your taste for champagne – and you can do it without blowing your budget and feeling like a total tool afterwards.
Although motels tend to be less expensive than hotel stays, you don’t have to sacrifice comfort just because you’re not coughing up the big bucks. After all, staying in motels frees up a ton of room in your travel budget for cool stuff like visiting museums, outdoor activities such as biking or even zip lining, and chomping on eats at the best restaurants in town.
While your staying at motels, use these super simple tips to get the most out of your stay.
Pack for comfort
Although motels do their best to anticipate, meet, and exceed the needs of their guests, it’s important to take charge of your own comfort. In fact, your motel stay actually begins in the comfort of your own home, long before you set foot in the motel. Packing smart by bringing some luxuries from home with you can go a long way to improve your motel stay. Examples of items to bring include plush slippers, a bathrobe, your favorite snacks, flowers, and no flame candles if you’re really trying to pull out all the stops for a romantic retreat.
Cleanliness is key
Motel maids work hard to keep rooms clean, however they’re only given a limited amount of time to do so. You can give yourself an increased sense of peace of mind by bringing along some antibacterial wipes. These wipes are beyond handy and can disinfect a variety of surfaces. All it takes is a few seconds and a few swipes and you’re on your way to basking in the Godliness that is cleanliness.
Bring the spa with you
Unlike hotels, most motels don’t have a spa on the premises. But that doesn’t mean you can’t trick out your room for a spa experience! Bring along your own toiletries, such as your favorite travel size luxury shampoo, conditioner, face masks, skin treatments, and more. While you’re at it, why not bring along a snazzy Himalayan pink sea salt lamp for some good vibes, a travel size air purifier, some fancy tea, headphones, and a cooling eye mask.