5 Reasons to Stay in Hotel Over the Holiday's vs. Staying with Family

The holidays will be here before you know it which means it's time to start making plans for where you will stay while visiting family. It's easy to feel obligated to stay at a family member's home while visiting - but you don't have to! There are many reasons to take advantage of staying at a local hotel in St. Robert, Mo instead of staying with your family. Today, Fort Wood Hotels would like to share with you five reasons you should consider staying in a hotel versus staying with family and how to break the news lightly.

#1 Personal Space 

One of the biggest reasons to stay in a hotel is to have personal space. When you stay with family - especially when multiple families are staying in the same home, even a big house can feel small. Between awkward bathroom/shower conflictions to merging routines, you definitely lack personal space when you stay with family. 

How to break the news to your family - "I'm an early riser/night owl, I'd hate to intrude on your schedule." 

#2 You Don't Want to Add Stress to the Host 

If you've ever hosted before, you know how stressful it can be. The family you would stay with are probably the same people hosting the main gathering. Having house guests on top of hosting the main gathering can add extra stress to the host. Family members may insist that you should stay with them but the extra cleaning, laundry, and grocery shopping with undoubtedly add unnecessary stress. 

How to break the news to your family - "I've hosted before and I know the stress that comes with having house guests. We already appreciate you hosting the family gathering, and we don't want to add unnecessary stress." 

#3 Being Comfortable is Important 

Let's face it, staying with family probably means staying on a pullout couch, an old lumpy mattress, or your old childhood bed. A comfy hotel mattress will provide you with the comfort you need for a great night's sleep. 

How to break the news to your family - "I've been having back problems lately, and having a comfortable mattress is a necessity for me."

#3 You Need Reliable Internet While Traveling

When you travel, are there a few work tasks that still need to be completed while you're away? If this is the case, reliable internet is important. Staying in a hotel will give you the peace and quiet and the internet needed to get your work done in a timely manner. 

How to break the news to your family - "We want to spend as much time as possible with family while we are in town. Having a quiet place to work with a good internet connection will speed up the time it takes for me to get my work done."

#4 Hotel Rooms are Judgement Free Zones 

When you stay in someone's home, being neat and tidy is a key quality for being a house guest. If you're taking any vacation time over the holidays, the last thing you want to do is worry about keeping your room and bathroom in pristine condition. When you stay in a hotel, it's a judgment-free zone and you won't have to worry about making your bed and keeping things picked up if you don't want to. 

How to break the news to your family - "Our family can be messy sometimes and we'd hate to make a mess with other family coming over for the gathering" 

#5 Hotel's Give You an Escape

We all love our families - but let's be honest, sometimes we've had enough for one day. When you book a hotel room you have a place to escape when you're starting to get tired, the conversation is getting heated, you're feeling ill, or you simply need some peace and quiet time. When you stay with family, the start and end to your day are out of your control. 

How to break the news to your family - "Our kids don't do well when their schedule gets messed up too much. Staying in a hotel will allow us to keep to our schedule as much as possible." 

Book Your Stay at Fort Wood Hotels Over the Holidays! 

Are you visiting family in the Fort Leonard Wood Area over the holidays this year? If staying in a comfortable hotel in St. Robert, Mo sounds better than staying with your family this year, book your stay at one of our Fort Wood Hotels locations! You won't find a higher quality hotel at a better value in the area. Now is the time to book your lodging accommodations for the holidays. Give us a call to book your stay or book directly on our website. 

Staying for a day...a week...or a month?  We've got you covered!

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