Best Extended Stay Hotel Brands

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By , 08/13/2011 4:33 pm

Top 3 Extended Stay Hotel Brands

Extended stay hotels offer lodging with features that are not available at regular hotels. The amenities provided at extended stay hotels include home style amenities that make the lodger feel more at home in their room or suite. The amenities and quality of service vary in extended stay hotels as does the type of clientele that stay in these places. The top three extended stay hotel brands in America include Marriott, Hilton’s Homewood Suites and InterContinental’s Candlewood Suites.

Marriott Extended Stay

Residence Inn by Marriott is a brand of extended stay hotels acquired by Marriott in 1987.  Residence Inn was the first extended stay brand in the United States and is still one of the top rated brands in the industry. Residence Inn is an upscale extended stay chain, one of the largest and best in America.  Residence Inn extended stay hotels are to be found across America and Canada. Accommodations range from bi-level penthouse suites, one or two bedroom suites to studio suites. Amenities include fully furnished living, dining, kitchen and work areas with television and fully equipped kitchens. Other amenities include in-house laundry service, grocery store, private meeting area and business center services. Free value includes free internet connection, free daily hot breakfast, free grocery delivery and complimentary evening socials. Also on offer are swimming pools, spas and fitness centers. According to the extended stay rate survey for January 2011 – the daily average rate based on a weekly stay is $134.44.

Hilton Homewood Suites Extended Stay

Hilton’s Homewood Suites extended stay brand is an upscale chain and a close competitor to Marriott’s Residence Inn extended stay properties.  Each space is richly appointed and elegantly fitted. The one bedroom suites offer a separate living area with fully equipped kitchen, the double queen suites feature separate living and sleeping areas with fully equipped kitchen, and the studio suites offer a combination living and sleeping area with fully equipped kitchen. Other features include well-lit workspaces, voicemail, DVD players, two telephones, wireless high speed internet, televisions and irons with ironing boards. Facilities include an indoor pool, spa and fitness facility. The Homewood Suites extended stay hotels offer complimentary breakfast and complimentary light meals and beverages on specific weeknights. According to the extended stay rate survey for January 2011 – the daily average rate based on a weekly stay is $119.57.

Intercontinental Candlewood Suites Extended Stay

The InterContinental’s Candlewood Suites extended stay hotels can be found throughout America and Canada.  Candlewood Suites continues to grow rapidly and customer satisfaction is quite high. Candlewood Suites extended stay is focused on space, value and guest comfort. With 297 constructed extended stay properties in North America and approximately 177 more in the pipeline, Candlewood Suites is one of the top rated extended stay hotel brands. The chain offers studio and one bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchen, dedicated workspace, overstuffed recliner, DVD player, CD player, television, free voice mail and local calls and complimentary high speed internet access. The Candlewood Cupboard is open 24 hours to provide guests with a place to shop for foods, beverages and other necessities. Also on offer are a complimentary guest laundry (24 hour), library, gym and Gazebo Grill. According to the extended stay rate survey for January 2011 – the daily average rate based on a weekly stay is $78.64.

It should be understood that amenities, room size and rates will vary according to the geographic location of each branded extended stay hotel property.

Extended Stay Hotels & Motels

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By , 03/09/2011 6:01 am

Booking An Extended Stay Hotel

Extended stay hotels and motels are an increasingly popular option for both business travelers during extended stays and families on vacation as well.  Staying at an extended stay hotel allows you to have a comfortable base of operations during your stay in a particular city or town.  Extended stay hotel rooms are generally suites rather than rooms and come with a variety of amenities.  The most important of these for most guests is the in room kitchen or kitchenette which allows both flexibility in planning your meals as well as being a cost effective dining option.

We will be presenting a variety of information on extended stay hotels and motels throughout the US here on Smergles’ extended stay hotel page.  If you have a suggestion or comment for something your like to see featured regarding extended stay hotels, please let us know.  We’d be happy to hear about your own extended stay hotel experiences.

The first addition to our site is Homestead extended stay hotels.  We invite you to take a closer look at Homestead Studio Suites.

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