Over the years travel included business & pleasure
It has been interesting to visit other cultures while traveling. Also, it is enjoyable to occasionally relax and just enjoy the sights, restaurants and bars within short walking distance of the hotel rather than the stress of running from one spot to another.
For many European destinations I have found it far easier and less expensive to travel by train and using a taxi when arriving at the destination rather than renting a car. Further, it is more convenient as you don’t need to know exactly where your destination is located. Also, no hassle driving, getting lost or trying to find & pay for parking and saving money while doing so. With this approach I prefer hotels that are in a good location and in general a short proximity of the main train station or subway connections making it easy to walk or a short taxi ride when practical.
Remote not frequented and not so popular spots have a draw, as one is likely to be able to meet more locals.