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Best Choices in Extended Stay Hotel Chains

Updated on June 16, 2013

Business and Leisure Travelers

Extended stay hotel rooms and suites have more to offer than do the standard hotels for travelers, and is a concept that has become popular for business and/or leisure travel. Extended stay hotels are something to think about for those extended family visits, or long summer vacations.

This type of lodging offers more affordability, extra space, and features than a deluxe hotel, but usually at a cheaper rate for stays of 5-7 days or longer. The chain that was launched in 1975 in Wichita, Kansas (acquired by Marriott Corporation in 1987) that receives credit for the popularization of the extended stay concept is Residence Inn .

Advantages of Extended Stay Lodging

Extended stay lodging is meant to be your home away from home when you must be away for a week or more at a time. Providing plenty of extra space and having an "apartment like" atmosphere, it's no wonder the popularity of extended stay accommodations has grown.

Dining out can become extremely expensive while away from home for long periods of time, especially when travelling with family. Extended stay packages offer kitchen facilities that are usually fully equipped with many of the same major and small appliances found at home.

Like Working at Home

For those business people who spend a great amount of time conducting business by way of the latest communication equipment, these hotels have office options to suit a variety of needs. Many communication facilities available to patrons of extended stay hotels include: high speed internet, telephone, voice mail, and a computer data port.

Pet Friendly

While many regular hotels do not allow pets, many of the extended stay hotel chains do allow them for an additional fee. Some of the pet friendly extended stay hotel chains that allow pets include: Extended Stay Hotels, Choice Hotels, Candlewood Suites, La Quinta Inns, and many others. Look up your choice of extended stay hotels online for pricing, locations, reservations, and available amenities.

Do Your Research

There are many differences in the variety of extended stay hotels and what they have to offer. Many bargain chains may not be a true bargain, so be sure to check reputable sites for reviews from real customers for each of the different choices for all your travel lodging needs. 


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