When you go on vacation, do you prefer to stay at a hotel/inn, or do you like to rent out a vacation home or cabin? We usually go the vacation rental route because they tend to be more cost effective and have the comforts and amenities of home. However, sometimes I'm tempted to stay at a nice hotel and not have to do dishes or clean up after myself! What do you think? What's your vacation preference? Any tips on making a hotel stay more affordable?