When choosing to stay away from home for a prolonged period of time, you often have options – a traditional hotel, an apartment, an Airbnb, or an extended stay hotel. Each offers advantages and disadvantages, but for business travelers on long assignments or families in the midst of a relocation, extended stay hotels are a comfortable and economical choice.
Extended stay hotels offer low rates for long durations. Rooms are easy to reserve and fully-furnished (including kitchen utensils), which are issues you might come across in trying to temporarily rent an apartment. Similarly, reserving an extended stay hotel does not require a lease or lengthy credit check process. Rooms in extended stay hotels are often larger than traditional hotel rooms and come equipped with amenities like self-serve laundry facilities and kitchenettes to give you the comforts of home while you’re on the road. Maid service, which is not available in your typical Airbnb, is also available at extended stay hotels so you can focus on what brought you to town instead of vacuuming or cleaning the bathroom.
Extended stay hotels are simply more convenient for lengthy travels, and they are popping up all over the country. In Schaumburg, IL, Rockford recently completed a Home2 Suites by Hilton and we’ve worked with WoodSpring Suites in Merrimack, NH and Rochester Hills, MI to complete two new extended stay locations. In Wyoming, MI, our Woodspring Suites project earned an opening quality score of 98% — the highest opening score a WoodSpring Suites property has ever received in more than 200 openings.