I am looking for some help with booking accommodation in the Lough Lomond area. We will be driving around Scotland for 10 nights in August. I need to sort out accommodation but I have a very tight budget. I have spent a lot of time looking for what area to stay in and what hotels but I am finding it hard to stick to my tight budget. I have searched numerous websites searching under 'Lough Lomond' and Drymen, Alexandria, Balloch etc. I have narrowed it down to the following 3 hotels and area to use as a base and explore very day.
- Holiday Inn Express, Greenock.
- Etap hotel, Glasgow,
- Beardmore Hotel, near Clydebank
Would any of the above hotels be a good base to return to every night after exploring the Lough Lomond & National park area? I am aware the Etap hotel is almost city centre of Glasgow. Any suggestions / tips what I should be doing to find a good standard hotel with a competitive price in peak season. We have driven around Italy and Canada previously in Aug and did not pre book accommodation and found it as we went along and got good rates. Would I be better off doing this on this trip?