If money is no object would you rather stay in someone's house or a hotel when visiting?
For me it depends on who I am staying with and if it is just me or if my husband is along also. Money is a factor for me, but if it weren’t I probably would stay in more hotels.
It’s a drag to have to drive to and from a hotel if I am visiting one set of friends or family and going to be with them the majority of the time. With my girlfriends especially we want to talk talk talk until all hours of the night. However, generally I don’t want to stay with someone who has a dog (although, on rare occasion the dog is no issue) and I want to control the thermostat.
Also, some people seem to expect you to be with them all the time when you visit them and you might have sights you want to see, and some other people to visit while in town. I remember a Q a while back where people discussed this.
I just returned home from a vacation visiting where I used to live and had several friends I wanted to see and even went to the doctor. The people we stayed with we used as a home base, but we also were out and about quite a bit. We spent plenty of time with them I think? I hope they were comfortable with the set up. I wanted to be with them; I don’t mean I spent time with them as some sort of obligation for staying with them. They are some of our favorite people to spend time with; we just also had other friends to see.
One friend of mine kept saying we should have stayed with them and she pulled on my time and practically forced me to see her twice, and now I know I could never stay with her when I visit.