Would you move your family into an extended stay hotel IF..

Jump to Last Post 1-11 of 11 discussions (19 posts)
  1. peeples profile image95
    peeplesposted 4 years ago

    Would you move your family into an extended stay hotel IF..

    it meant in two years you could pay cash for a house? We were recently offered a unique opportunity to have 3 connecting rooms in an extended stay hotel with all utilities and room paid PLUS two salaries a week. I have done the math and this would mean we could put enough money aside to pay cash for a house in 2 years. They have given us two weeks to decide.  Would you do it?

  2. profile image0
    JThomp42posted 4 years ago

    By the way you have described it, why not. Of course you haven't mentioned any negative aspects of the situation. So, I say go for it.

    1. peeples profile image95
      peeplesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      So far there is only one real downside we see and that is getting rid of our 6 year old dog. Just seems kind of abnormal to move the kids into a hotel. Thanks for the answer!

  3. duffsmom profile image59
    duffsmomposted 4 years ago

    Boy it really would be tempting and an adventure that will make wonderful memories for the kids.  Peeples, I would be very tempted if it is in a nice area and the kids have things to do.

    I think the deciding factor is being able to actually "own" your home. We just paid off our house and I have to say, it is the most secure feeling to know we will have a roof over our heads.  If it's good for the kids - go for it.

    1. peeples profile image95
      peeplesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      It is in an awesome area and they wouldn't even have to change schools. We're just trying to figure out if moving them in a hotel is "healthy". Owning a home outright does sound wonderful! Thanks

    2. profile image0
      Motown2Chitownposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      If you are altogether and they are still in school with access to friends and a normal life, I see no problems.  smile

  4. CraftytotheCore profile image80
    CraftytotheCoreposted 4 years ago

    Let's examine this the opposite way.  What if something were to happen outside of your control that prevented you from buying that house in 2 years.  So, looking at it from that perspective, would it still be worth it?  In other words, what if it wasn't guaranteed that you will have the house.  What would be the opportunity that should come of this experience at that point?  Would it be still worth it to your family if it all became for nothing?

    1. peeples profile image95
      peeplesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I guess we would still have 60,000 in savings. However if we had no savings at the end then the whole point of it would be lost. I just don't know, guess that's why I asked here. Thanks!

  5. johnsonrallen profile image91
    johnsonrallenposted 4 years ago

    I basically did this while living overseas. I didn't have kids, so that's a big difference right there, but it wasn't that bad. While it's a little inconvenient at first (no washer/dryer, smaller living space) my wife and I saved money as well. By the time we got back to the US and in a place to have a house, we realized we could actually cut back a lot of our spending due to our downsized lifestyle overseas. I think it's a good idea!

  6. Billie Kelpin profile image85
    Billie Kelpinposted 4 years ago

    We've done just that for about two years,  and we have a friend and her husband who have done it - all for various reasons.  I LOVED it.  My husband is a software engineer and we sold our house and hit the road for the free lance contract jobs in 2004. We stayed in an apt. in S. Carolina, but then went the Extended Stay route in Pittsburgh, PA, Louisville, KY, and Lake Forest CA.  If you have children, it might be more difficult if they are not home-schooled. 
    I did my writing and ran my business (shipping highlighter tape and our educational software right from the hotel).  We even had our little dog, Scooter with us.  On the weekends, we got to explore the new cities and go on little tours.  (We saw how downtown Pittsburgh was developed on a "duck tour," visited the beautiful state parks, etc.)  Actually, I wrote one of my best essays in Pittsburgh and recorded it for podiobooks.  PLUS, I worked on a short story and submitted it to an actor whose agent was seriously considering it.  (Another story).  In Kentucky, we visited the beautiful horse ranches, saw how a Louisville Slugger Bat was made, and had lovely dinners on the waterfront.  It was a great experience and to tell you the truth, that's why we're selling our house again - to hit the road with contract jobs, even in our 60s.  We did end up buying an RV because it does get a little old in a hotel, and found a WONDERFUL RV resort at Newport Beach (Newport Dunes) and stayed there for 6 months at a time for about 6 years before buying this condo which we're now selling, just to get "on the road again". Our experience was one of the best of my life. We even had a Christmas tree and made Thanksgiving dinner in our Extended Stay.  It's not for everyone, but suited us wonderfully. All Good Wishes, Billie

    1. peeples profile image95
      peeplesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      It certainly sounds like fun, my children are not home schooled so the moving constantly isn't possible. There are many ups and downs to this which is why I asked for opinions. Thank you for your input! No worries!

  7. cat on a soapbox profile image95
    cat on a soapboxposted 4 years ago

    It sounds like a sweet deal as you've described it. If the hotel starts to feel pent-in, just remind yourself of the light at the end of the tunnel!

  8. profile image0
    Motown2Chitownposted 4 years ago

    Would I do it?  In a second.  Enough room for everyone.  Still together as a family and that kind if bright hope at the end?  I'd JUMP on it.  I have been in a circumstance for the past couple of months that an opportunity like this would have saved my life.

    1. peeples profile image95
      peeplesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      This is why we are considering it. The thought gives us hope for a better future!

  9. ChristinS profile image95
    ChristinSposted 4 years ago

    I was a manager of an extended stay at one point several years ago and for me personally, I did not enjoy staying at the hotel on nights when I had to. People were allowed to press the call button at any time - to check in, complain, whatever and I would get woken up or bothered at odd times pretty regularly. If it's a chain that has desk help around the clock, or if you are just there to do maintenance, it might not be so bad, but if you are living there to manage the place in its entirety, keep in mind that everything comes with a price. 

    In our hotel, there was crime even though it was in a good neighborhood. The criminal elements using the hotel moved in from other areas. It's not like moving into an actual neighborhood. A lot of transients. This is something to consider with very small kids. Also, it's hard to relax if you are on call all the time. It's hard to make plans because you might get called in or away.  It wasn't worth it to me, I gave it up after a year.

    I certainly don't want to discourage you! It's a good opportunity to save up some money and it's only a couple of years, so consider it, but it will be a definite adjustment.

    Not trying to rain on your parade seriously! I just wanted to provide another side of the experience.  Something else to consider - if you have bad staff that call off all the time, get used to cleaning rooms and doing all sorts of functions without notice.

    1. Billie Kelpin profile image85
      Billie Kelpinposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Christin, Peeples, I woke up at 3 am this morning worrying about my comment.  (I hadn't realized Peeps, that you had children).  We were transient those years, and so are the other people in the hotel.  That becomes a consideration for children.

    2. peeples profile image95
      peeplesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      These are def. things we are thinking about and these are the concerns that make us worry if it will be a "healthy experience for the kids. All things we are going to have to give serious thought to! Thanks

  10. ReneeDC1979 profile image60
    ReneeDC1979posted 4 years ago

    It sounds like something I would do - how did you find out about the opportunity.  Especially to save money for a great investment in the future.  Why not?  Enjoy life.  Take a chance and see where it takes you.

  11. Penny G profile image70
    Penny Gposted 4 years ago

    Oh heck yes I would in a heart beat. ! I actually like Motels and I would probably not want to leave. I once figured that in old age it would be cheaper to live in a motel with free breakfast or even two meals as Drury Inn does, they have laundry, change the linens, mini fridge, micro wave than to live in a nursing home if I was well enough  to not need complete care. They'll check on you daily (maid service) they'll call an ambulance if you need it and you have cable TV and a local phone. Some even have a shuttle. Gotta love it!

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)