To find the best hotel while traveling, it is better if you map your location of your trip ahead of time. So now you have an idea on location and where to trip so that you can search through that particular location. Now you have to research on hotels in that particular cities, meet them directly then select some of them from that particular area and ask for the prices. Then choose the best one among them which can match your expectations.
When you do not plan, you are pressed by time so you do not want to spend more time in that particular hotel, but when you have planned for everything, you will stay as per your plans and enjoy the weather and locations as possible as you can according to those plans. Your hotel reservation should be according to your destination where you need to trip or came on some business work, then you will save some money.