Extended Stay Hotels as Travelers’ Home Away from Home
Extended stay hotels have been in the spotlight in the US hotel industry for the past three years. Occupancy for such hotels are at a steady 75 percent. According to Mark Skinner of The Highland Group, the demand is at a record high. In fact, there are more than 40,000 extended stay hotels at the moment, and revenues are rising up to $11 billion annually.

But what makes extended stay hotels so appealing to travelers? For one, these offer a residential setting so that you’ll feel at home. In fact, you might feel so comfortable you’ll want to lengthen your stay. Here are things you can expect from extended stay hotels:

Apartment-style Spaces

Extended stay hotels have truly understood the importance of home, for they are offering apartment-style spaces where you can relax and rest as if you are in your very own house. These apartment-style spaces include living rooms, dining areas, multiple bedrooms, and more.

Your Own kitchen

What makes a home different is that you can be 100% you and cook whatever food you want, the way you want it, in your own kitchen. Most extended stay hotels offer a full kitchen which includes a fridge, microwave, stovetop, and other general kitchen appliances.

Free breakfast

Getting out of bed in the morning can be difficult. However, if you have a packed itinerary, you might need to start early. If it’s hard for you to prepare breakfast yourself, you can still request for it to be served to you at a specified time. Though extended stay hotels give you the comfort of a home, it’s still a hotel with a staff that is willing to help you make your travel hassle-free.

Borrows program

When traveling, it’s normal to forget or refrain from bringing some of  your things. A yoga mat, humidifier, or a curling iron, for instance, can take so much space in your luggage. If you want to have access to these things while you are at an extended stay hotel, you can take advantage of the Borrows Program where you can borrow or buy the things that you need at the hotel.

Rest and recreation

Extended stay hotels are primarily geared to cater guests who want to stay at a certain place in 10 nights or more. Even if you are in a business trip, these hotels try their best to offer you services that can help you relax and unwind. Usually, you’ll have access to a pool, a 24-hour gym, and business center. You can also enjoy free Wi-Fi, on-site laundry, and grocery shopping services.

Final Thoughts

Extended stay hotels can be your home when you are away from home. So whether you are looking for a place to stay while on vacation or a place to rest while you are on a long business trip, you can assure that you’ll have pleasant stay at such hotels. They offer a certain kind of consistency that you can rarely find in other kinds of hotels, bread-and-breakfast, and inns.

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