4 Reasons Extended Stay Accommodations are Ideal for Business Travel

When you’re on the road for business, there are certain amenities that make your life much easier. This is especially true when you’re away from home for an extended period of time and attempting to maintain some form of normalcy in your routine is important.

Extended stay accommodations are the perfect option. Here at InTown Suites, we have just what you need to have a successful, hassle-free business trip.

Convenient locations.

Our extended stay properties are found in most major metro areas across the country. As an added bonus, when you stay at an extended stay location, you’ll be close to major highways which means easy commuting to wherever you need to be. Near extended stay locations, you’ll find lots of restaurants, retail shops and more, so you’ll be able to easily pick up a few items to make your room feel more like home.

Value pricing.

Instead of paying per night as you would at a regular hotel, when you book a room at an extended stay property you pay by the week with rates comparable to just a night or two at an average hotel.

Extended stay rooms are great options for stays of a week or more, and if you know you’ll be staying for 30 days or more, at many locations you’ll have the option of taking advantage of savings by prepaying for the month. Many properties also offer Stow and Go promotions where if you need to leave town for a few days, you can keep your room and all of your belongings for a low nightly rate – along with being cost efficient, it saves the hassle of packing and unpacking!

In-room kitchen facilities.

Extended stay rooms are outfitted with kitchens meaning you can save even more money by preparing your own meals. If you’re away from home for a long period of time, this is also an added bonus because home cooking is typically a healthier option than eating out all the time! Discover a few of our simple meal ideas you can prepare at your InTown Suites room.

Helpful amenities.

When you choose an extended stay property, your room will be yours for as long as you’d like. Since you pay by the week you are free to extend your stay as needed. When a payment is due, you can pay for it online – no need to visit the office or a front desk. When staying for a week or more, you’ll typically need to do a few loads of laundry. All InTown Suites properties feature on-site guest laundry facilities so you won’t have to pay the high prices that hotels charge, and you won’t have to drive around trying to find a laundromat.

Additionally, at InTown Suites you’ll also enjoy high speed Internet access, as well as a premium TV lineup and weekly housekeeping services.

When you stay at InTown Suites, you’ll be close to everything the surrounding area has to offer including great restaurants, theatres, shops, grocery stores, dry cleaners, and much more. Discover InTown Suites’ services & amenities.

5 Incredible Winter Road Trips in America

Winter weather isn’t enough to stop the most adventurous travelers from getting out there and embarking on an exciting, memorable vacation. In fact, some choose to embrace the snowy conditions and make winter sightseeing part of their grand getaways. Most of the major national parks and other scenic attractions are basically tourist-free, so there really isn’t a better time to explore the open roads!

Not scared of a little snow? Head out this winter to explore these 5 incredible winter road trips throughout America – you’ll be glad you did!

Enjoy incredible scenery at Arches National Park – Utah.

Winter in Arches National Park is an incredibly peaceful time, offering ample opportunity to see the sights crowd-free and without the scorching heat that can affect summertime visits. (You may even get an arch to yourself!).

According to Travel + Leisure, “natural sandstone sculptures assume an ethereal quality when covered in a layer of snow and bathed in soft winter light—best for desert photography,” – and we couldn’t agree more!

With over 36 miles on the park’s Scenic Drive, there is much to be discovered. For your comfort, we recommend dressing in layers, and stopping for a stunning walk along the Park Avenue Trail!

Cruise through the beautiful Parke County – Indiana.

Looping through Montezuma and Mecca, the Brown Driving Route is about 25 miles through Parke County, Indiana.

Chock-full of beautiful red covered bridges, snowy meadows, and frozen rivers, Park County is an utterly beautiful sight during the winter months. With over 30 covered bridges to check out, travelers will also marvel at the horse-drawn carriages traveling through them into Amish country.

Enjoy 5 famous driving circuits – each offering stunning scenery and incredible photo opps!

Marvel at Great Smoky National Park – Tennessee & North Carolina.

Boasting over 80 picturesque miles, this route travels along the US 321 and I-40E through Tennessee and North Carolina.

As you drive along, don’t miss the fantastic scenery of the southern alpine wilderness, complete with trails that lead to breathtaking (and leafless) forests in Great Smoky National Park. Make a pit stop to admire the 5,000 feet of Mount Cammerer, and again at the Ober Gatlinburg Resort to do a little skiing (somewhat of a rarity in Tennessee!).

Explore the Ice Caves – Minnesota & Wisconsin.

If you’re looking for a serious trek, set aside 4 or 5 days and make the incredible journey along the 240-mile loop that begins in Duluth before moving into Wisconsin, directing you to the out-of-this-world incredible ice caves of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.

If the ice is solid enough, make a pit stop to hike through to explore the magic of the icicles and caves. Be sure to dress in warm layers, and of course, have the camera at the ready!

Explore The High Road to Taos – New Mexico.

Crossing over 6 state highways, you’ll travel over 50 miles on a several hour adventure into the desert, starting just north of Santa Fe. According to Travel + Leisure, “dry snowflakes hang on junipers and piñon pines as you travel past the 14th-century Nambé Pueblo and wood-carving village of Cordova. Later, the snowcapped Truchas Peaks rise in the eastern distance, more than 13,000 feet in height, as the valley spreads below.”

Be sure to stop along the way to marvel at the mid-18th century adobe churches along The High Road – they’re truly a sight to see!

Hitting the open road this winter? Find InTown Suites’ extended stay properties on the road; your home away from home during your next great adventure.