5 Reasons to Choose a Downtown Hotel for Your Business Trip

Are you in the process of booking your next business trip? Are you wondering what type of hotel would suit you best? Are you concerned about overspending or getting stuck in an area that doesn’t suit your every want and need?

You have many options when traveling for business, but there’s something you need to remember: it only makes sense to book one hotel.

If you want to avoid mistakes, such as when seeking an Alberta hotel, spend as much time as possible searching Expedia for more information. The details you collect will help clear your mind, allowing you to make a choice that suits your business travel needs.

As tempted as you may be to stay in a resort, such as the Stoneridge Mountain Resort by CLIQUE, this is not always the right choice when traveling for business. It may sound like a good idea, but it could lead to a situation in which you have to travel too far to meet clients and/or attend a conference.

While it’s not always the right choice, here are 5 reasons why a downtown hotel may make the most sense for your business trip:

  1. Central Location

Are you concerned about choosing a hotel that is not in the right part of a city? Do you worry that it could be far away from where you need to be?

With a downtown hotel, you may be able to take this challenge out of the equation. With a central location, don’t be surprised if the property is in the perfect place.

  1. No Need to Rent a Car

This may not hold true, but it’s something to consider. If you’re able to walk to everywhere you need to go, there is no point in getting a rental. You can simply head out the front door and start your journey.

Not only does this save you money, but it also saves you the hassle of having to park your rental time and time again.

  1. People Know Where You Are

This is a big deal if you’ll be meeting clients or prospects at your hotel. You don’t want to make them go out of their way to meet up with you. Instead, it’s your job to make this as simple as possible.

Most people who live in an area are familiar with the downtown hotels. All you have to do is mention the name and they will know where you are.

  1. Public Transportation

Depending on the city, you may have an easier time accessing public transportation if you book a downtown hotel. This is not the case in every city, but it often holds true.

If you don’t have a rental car but still need to get around, it’s nice to be able to access public transportation without much of a hassle.

  1. The Best Hotels are Often Downtown

You can find top notch accommodations no matter where you go, but most downtown hotels are known for being the cream of the crop.

If you want to book a hotel that has everything you could ever want – plus much more – you should turn your attention to a downtown hotel. There is a good chance that you’ll fall in love with everything from the location to the amenities.

Tip: although downtown hotels can be more expensive than others, this is not always the case. You can search online to find out how much more it will cost to stay downtown.


Business travel is an inevitable part of doing business.  Whether you’re an entrepreneur or the company’s top salesmen- the last thing you want to worry about it where you’re going to stay once you’re there.  Choosing a hotel with a downtown location is a vital part of eliminating the worry.

Even physical problems like a serious case of jet lag can be solved with the right coping mechanisms and preparation. (Need to learn a few?  Check out this blog on squareship.com)

Think about it:  It’s easy to deal with a flight, trouble at the airport, and finding someone to watch your cat. It’s not so easy to tolerate difficult commutes in a city you’re unfamiliar with.

Do you travel often for business? Do you enjoy staying in downtown hotels, or do you often opt for accommodations further away from the city? Share your personal approach to business travel in the comment section below. Your advice can help others save time and money when booking a hotel. 

Krissy Georgiadis

Written by Krissy Georgiadis

Law graduate and wanderlust sufferer. I like rum and beaches.