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What Is An Extended Stay Hotel?

What Is An Extended Stay Hotel?

If you’ve never been to an extended stay hotel, you may be confused about exactly what they are. This means you may also be unaware of the benefits that extended stay hotels offer to their guests. No matter if you are looking for a temporary housing solution, a long-term rental or an apartment alternative, an extended stay hotel could be the answer. Let’s dive in and learn more about what you can expect during your stay at an extended stay hotel like InTown Suites


What is the purpose of extended stay hotels? 

An extended stay hotel is a hotel that provides long-term accommodations with discounted rates that are typically supplied in weekly and monthly increments. While each extended stay brand is different, most of them offer guests fully furnished living with in-room kitchens, storage space (like built-in closets) and on-site laundry facilities. Most extended stay hotels better resemble a studio apartment than a hotel. 

At InTown Suites, each of our 196 locations boasts apartment-style suites filled with the comforts of home. In addition to the “basic” amenities, InTown also provides HD in-room entertainment experiences and weekly housekeeping. Our goal is to make every guest’s stay memorable with small gestures that make a big difference. Plus, you’re sure to find just the right suite at just the right price with three suite styles to choose from

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What’s the difference between a hotel and an extended stay hotel?

The biggest difference between a traditional hotel and an extended stay hotel is the price. When you compare the nightly rate, guests sometimes find that booking an extended stay hotel for a week is cheaper than booking a typical hotel for only a few days. When looking for a hotel that rents by the month, the price tag on an extended stay hotel will almost always beat out a basic hotel. 

Beyond the price, more money-saving options are supplied by extended stay hotels’ in-room kitchens. This amenity gives guests the option to make their own meals and meal prep for the week ahead. When you book an extended stay at InTown Suites, you’ll enjoy a full-sized refrigerator, two-burner stovetop, microwave and ample cabinetry. There’s also a dining area with a table and two chairs. 

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Why choose an extended stay hotel over an apartment? 

While the amenities found in an extended stay hotel are very similar to those of an apartment, there are also some significant differences. First, extended stay hotels do not require credit checks. For anyone with a less-than-perfect credit score, this seemingly simple differentiation can mean the difference between having a place to stay and not. 

Next, extended stay hotels do not require lease agreements as apartments do. At an extended stay hotel like InTown Suites, guests pay upfront for their initial length of stay. After that first week or month is over, they can easily renew their stay for another week or month with InTown’s simple online renewal system. This flexibility puts the guest in control with no fear of fees for breaking an agreement. 

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How long can you stay in an extended stay hotel?

Another major benefit of extended stay hotels is their versatility. By having everything included like furniture and utilities, guests have the ability to book an extended stay hotel and live there for as long as they need. With advantages like fully-furnished rooms, easy online payments and convenient city-center locations, extended stay hotels give guests an affordable temporary housing option for as long as “temporary” lasts. 


Which suite type should I choose?

As you begin your hunt for just the right extended stay hotel, we’d like to give you a few additional benefits of InTown Suites. As we’ve mentioned above, InTown Suites provides fully-furnished, apartment-style suites with in-room kitchens, HDTVs featuring premium cable channels and weekly housekeeping. Each location has high-speed Wi-Fi, on-site guest laundry facilities, flexible rate options and easy online renewals. InTown never requires a lease or a credit check, so there are no hassles or hoops to jump through. Plus, we even accept cash payments

What really makes InTown Suites stand out from other extended stay brands is our three suite styles. From most affordable to fully renovated suites, guests can find the perfect suite type to fit their budget. 

premium suites at intownPremium Suites

Our Premium Suites have been completely renovated from top to bottom with shiny new kitchens, stylish new furniture, durable new flooring and more. These suites feature new lighting with USB charging ports, lift-top coffee tables with storage inside, a drop-leaf table with upholstered chairs for an expanded work/dining space and additional bathroom storage with shelving and medicine cabinets. 

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upgraded suites at intown Upgraded Suites

Our Upgraded Suites have been partially renovated with added comforts and more storage. These suites offer updated bedding with a new bed frame featuring storage underneath, new built-in closets and additional bathroom storage. 

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Traditional suites at InTown are the most budget friendly.Traditional Suites

Our Traditional Suites offer the basic amenities at the best price with a fresh new look. These suites are fully furnished with in-room kitchens and HDTVs. Guests have access to high-speed Wi-Fi, weekly housekeeping and on-site laundry facilities. 

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