You are going to need to book a hotel room sooner or later. Regardless of your reason for staying at a hotel, you should know exactly what to be on the lookout for. So continue reading to find ways to ensure you get the right hotel for your needs.

Before booking your hotel room, look to online review sites for in depth reviews from recent travelers. These sites will allow you to see previous guests’ experiences at the hotels you are considering. What others say will help you make a wise decision.

Use Orbitz or Expedia to find a great deal. If you are a member of the hotel’s loyalty program, don’t forget to add that information as you check rates. Find out if you can get a discount for being an AAA or AARP member, too.

To get a meal later at night order yourself some room service. While …