Cabin Rental vs. Hotel Stay: Which Is Better?



It can be difficult to decide where to book your accommodation when planning a vacation, as you want to ensure you are comfortable, well looked after, and have access to all you need. The sheer volume of choice can be overwhelming. So, let’s look at whether you should narrow down your search to cabins or hotels. We will discuss the pros and cons of both. However, before we dive into this key decision, we will first help you decide where to go on holiday. Finally, we will look at traveling safely with kids and clever budgeting for your trip.

Where To Go on Holiday

Before you look too closely at your accommodation options, first you need to decide where to go on vacation. When it comes time to decide on a location, there are several important factors to keep in mind. These include the climate, food, language and ease of access of a country.

When looking for a country to visit that is always warm, you will generally come across Thailand, Costa Rica, South Africa, and Mexico. These countries all offer nice weather all year round, although it is still worth checking when the rainy season begins and ends.

Next, think about the kind of food you would like to have access to. Is there a culture of all-inclusive resorts at your chosen destination? Will food be varied, affordable and to your taste?

The language is another key consideration. You want to be able to communicate easily and effectively with hotel staff, taxi drivers and so on. Finally, if you are setting out from the US, which locations are most affordable and practical to reach?

Once you have decided where to go, you can look at where to stay.

Pros and Cons of Hotels

When planning a warm, relaxing vacation, a hotel is always a good option. One of the biggest pros of a great hotel is that it will offer constant support and service to guests. This includes room service, twenty-four-hour reception and security, spas, restaurants, bars and more. Moreover, hotels generally offer parking, air con, pool access, free toiletries and daily room cleaning.

On top of this, hotels are great places to meet other people if you are so inclined, or book local adventure trips. Finally, many hotels, including some of the best hotels in Tulum, Mexico, are child or pet friendly. If you are traveling as a family, this is an essential aspect of your hotel versus cabin decision.

However, the downsides of hotels include a lack of privacy in shared spaces like restaurants, bars and pools. Also, hotel resources, like spas, shuttle buses and laundry, can be overpriced, especially in high season.

Pros and Cons of Cabins

Staying in a cabin, by contrast, can be a very private and intimate experience. Cabins are a good option for couples or families that can’t find a hotel they like that is child and pet friendly. In a cabin, you can cook your own food and bring your own drink.

Generally, cabins are located further from main tourist attractions and are more surrounded by nature. If you love wildlife, rural settings and the tranquility of the country, cabins are a great option for you.

Cabins often offer fewer perks than hotels, such as room service, restaurants, pools and spas. Moreover, you can be further from help and support if you need assistance, and you are staying in a cabin. Especially if you are traveling with children, cabins can offer minimum protection in the way of border fences, overnight security and a high density of people.

Traveling With Children

For those of you who plan to travel with young children, their safety and well-being will factor into all of your decision-making about the trip. There are several ways that you can maximize their safety on vacation, including teaching your kids basic safety rules. Not getting into transport with a stranger is a great lesson to impart. If you are having your kids picked up for a children’s holiday activity, having a password as a family that the driver must provide is a good tip.

Another thing you can agree on as a family is a safe meeting point in the accommodation, and everywhere you go in the event that you are split up. For instance, if you lose sight of one another, agree to all meet at the hotel reception. In a restaurant, agree to meet by the bathrooms, and so on.

While this is an essential part of your holiday planning, do not forget to have fun as well! You can become overwhelmed by possibilities and worries about safety but remember that if you plan well and discuss safety with your kids, there is no reason why you can’t relax and have the best time on your family vacation.

How To Budget for Your Trip

Finally, let’s have a brief look at vacation budgeting. It can be a good idea to set a daily spending limit on food and drink per person. This avoids unpleasant surprises toward the end of the holiday when you find yourself low on funds. Another good tip is to agree to only buy one non-essential item each, such as a souvenir or a new item of clothing.

Moreover, you can set aside cash for tips at the start of the holiday, so you know you have these expenses accounted for. Last but not least, it can be a good idea to count your funds each night to track your progress and ensure you are aware of your daily spending.





Now you should have a good idea of where you want to go on holiday, based on the climate, food, language and ease of access to the country. Moreover, you should have weighed up the pros and cons of staying in a hotel versus in cabins and have a better idea of which you would prefer. Finally, we have looked at how to travel safely with kids and budget for your trip to make the most out of the experience. Avoid stress with good planning. It is time to start making arrangements for your vacation! Have a great time and enjoy the sun.

1 comment

  1. I think it's always a good idea to explore the possibilities and see what works best for you, especially nowadays!

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