These days, a hotel room serves as my “virtual office” while traveling. I’m always pleasantly surprised when I walk into the room and see a modern desk with plenty of power outlets, and a comfortable, adjustable office chair. Occasionally, my mood sours when I attempt to connect to the Internet.
Like me, you’ve probably experienced buyer’s remorse after forking out hefty hotel Wi-Fi charges. So, rather than enduring bandwidth speeds that seem to move at a glacial pace, followed by the hassle of requesting a Wi-Fi charge refund, wouldn’t it be great to know a hotel’s Wi-Fi speed before committing to a reservation?
Services like Hotel Wi-Fi Test are starting to gain a lot of attention for obvious reasons. They collect, analyze and distribute hotel Wi-Fi data from around the world. That data is then made available to travelers during the shopping experience, giving them the ability to factor “bandwidth” into their booking criteria.
Personally, if I have a choice of several travel policy-compliant hotels, I would gravitate towards those with guaranteed high speed Wi-Fi.
Please enter your thoughts, comments and experiences in the comments section below. What’s your take on the subject?