Why Extended Stay Hotels are Perfect for Project-Based Travel

Apr 21, 2023 | Tips & Resources

Some people love their 9-5 jobs, and others prefer work that takes them on the road. They get to explore new places, without being chained to a desk all day. But, life on the road has its challenges. You have to find a reasonably priced place to live for an extended period of time, and watch your spending (restaurant meals, utilities, amenities, etc).

One way to remedy all that is by booking an extended-stay hotel, which features apartment-like, furnished accommodations, amenities, and working conditions that appeal to such professions as traveling medical personnel, military personnel, construction workers, corporate contract workers, energy workers, sales people, and more. It’s an ideal set up for those staying a week or longer.

And speaking of spending, it’s an effective way to save some money. The inclusion of a fully-equipped kitchen allows you to prepare meals in your room instead of spending money to eat out. Your utilities are included in the price of your stay. And, extended stay hotels come with their own set of amenities, perks, and options. There are a variety of different styles and locations, ranging from major metropolitan cities to more remote places.

Here are 10 extended stay hotels options you can access using your CLC Lodging membership.

1.  Extended Stay America
With 760+ locations across the United States, Extended Stay America offers affordable suites for a few nights, a few weeks, or even longer. Accommodations include fully equipped kitchens and free Wi-Fi. Some locations include pet-friendly rooms, enhanced cleaning solutions, and on-site guest laundry.

2.  Homewood Suites
Homewood Suites by Hilton has over 500 locations across the country. They offer spacious studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom suites. Each comes with a full kitchen and separate living area. Perks that vary by location include pet-friendly rooms, a free hot breakfast, evening socials, digital keys, complimentary airport shuttle, free Wi-Fi, an on-site restaurant, outdoor pool, and fitness center.

3.  Home2 Suites
There are over 350 locations of Home2 Suites nationwide. Home2 Suites is also a Hilton brand, offering many of the same perks as the Homewood Suites: pet-friendly rooms, saline pools, outdoor areas, and combined fitness and laundry facilities. They offer studio and one-bedroom suites that come with in-suite kitchens, free Wi-Fi, and free breakfast.

4.  Candlewood Suites
A hotel chain within the InterContinental Hotels Group, Candlewood Suites have 360+ locations across the country. They offer studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom suites that come with fully equipped kitchens, free Wi-Fi, a dedicated workspace, and weekly housekeeping. Certain locations are pet-friendly, offer 24-hour laundry services, a fitness gym, and a heated year-round pool.

5. Staybridge Suites
Part of the IHG Hotel and Resort, Staybridge Suites have over 300 locations world-wide. They offer studio and one-bedroom suites. Each room comes with a fully equipped kitchen. This upscale extended stay hotel also offers complimentary 24-hour coffee, an on-site 24-hour market, an on-site business center open 24-hours a day, complimentary laundry machines, and additional secure storage areas. It’s also pet-friendly!

6.  TownePlace Suites
Operated by Marriott International, TownePlace Suites has 400+ locations nationwide. Suites are offered as a King Studio, a Queen‑Queen Studio, and a 1-bedroom. Hotel amenities include: a full kitchen, complimentary breakfast, free Wi-Fi, on-site laundry, fitness center, business center, swimming pool, and is pet-friendly.

7.  SpringHill Suites
SpringHill Suites is also operated by Marriott International and offers all-suite hotels that target the upper-moderate lodging tier of the industry. It has over 470 hotels across the country and offers amenities such as free Wi-Fi, free complimentary buffet breakfast, and free parking. Suites are offered as a King or Queen/double. The suites are separated into areas to sleep, work, and relax. Spa-like bathrooms add a touch of luxury.

8.  Suburban Suites
A Choice Hotels brand with over 70 locations nationwide, Suburban Suites studio suites come with no strings attached—no lease, no deposit, and no credit check. Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, free Wi-Fi, and free premium movie channels. Certain locations are pet-friendly!

9.  MainStay Suites
MainStay Suites is also a Choice Hotels brand with over 80 locations across the United States. Travelers can expect amenities such as free high-speed internet, free continental breakfast, free parking, a fitness center, weekly housekeeping, guest laundry services, and more.

10. Drury Inn & Suites
With over 150 hotels in 26 states across the country, Drury Inn & Suites rounds out our top 10 list of recommended extended stay hotels. Guests can look forward to a free hot breakfast, free Wi-Fi, on-site business and fitness centers, an indoor heated pool and whirlpool, and much more. Drury Inn & Suites began as a small family business in 1973 and remains 100 percent family-owned and operated.

CLC Lodging can help you plan and reserve your long-term and project-based travel with extended stay hotels and corporate housing. With our CheckINN Card and CLC Mobile App, you can find and book hotel rooms in minutes. Join now!

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