Some people believe that weekly hotels are the same as extended stay hotels and others believe that they are completely different.  In order to clear up the confusion, we would like to tell you that they are the same.  Both types of hotels offer the same conveniences and amenities with a lower price if you stay for seven days or longer.

We want you to get a true idea of how amazing weekly hotels and extended stay hotels are for people who travel for pleasure or business.  All weekly hotels and extended stay hotels have rooms that are equipped with in-room kitchenettes or kitchens.  That amenity can save you hundreds of dollars during your stay, because you will have the ability to go to the grocery store and purchase food to eat.  You can store this food in your refrigerator and prepare all your meals right in your room.  You will not need to worry about finding a restaurant and hoping that the food is delicious enough to warrant you spending a lot of money on your meal.

In addition to the kitchen, many of these hotels offer a free breakfast to their guests.  Most of the time, it is a continental breakfast that includes cereal, yogurt, fruit, eggs, bacon, sausage, waffles, pancakes, and bagels.  Each of those items may not be available every morning, because the hotels want to ensure that you receive a variety of food instead of eating the same thing each and every morning.

The rooms at weekly hotels and extended stay hotels are often more spacious than regular hotel rooms too.  When you stay at one of these hotels, you will find that you have more than just a bed and a dresser in your room.  Instead, you will find that you will be able to sit at a desk to complete any work that you need to do or to use your computer.  In many hotels, you might find yourself eating while sitting on your bed, but in these hotels, you can simply pull a chair out from the dining table and enjoy your meal.  Imagine being able to feel like you are inside your own home even though you are potentially thousands of miles away.

Sometimes, these rooms include suites, so you will have a living area and kitchen area in a separate room from where your bed is located.  These suites will give you even more space during your stay and while they are perfect for one or two people, they are even better for families who are traveling together.  A suite is also fantastic when you are visiting family or friends and you invite them to your room before you go out for the day or for dinner and a nightcap.  You will no longer need to worry about whether you made your bed or having your personal items and clothes out in the main room where you will be entertaining.

A few of the other amenities that these hotels offer include a business center that is open 24/7, a swimming pool, fitness center, and guest laundry room.  These hotels realize that some of the people that are staying with them are there for work and that not everyone works a typical nine to five job.  If you are one of those people who begins work at seven in the morning and works until ten or eleven in the evening, you may have difficulty using a business center or fitness center that is only open from six in the morning until nine or ten in the evening.  Since these areas are open all the time, you can simply go in when it is convenient for you, just like you would do at your own home.

Extra space, in-room kitchens, and fabulous amenities might seem to be enough to convince you to stay in a weekly hotel during your next vacation or business trip, but there is something else that is even better.  Weekly hotels or extended stay hotels offer their guests a discounted rate when you stay for seven nights or more.  This means that you can save even more money during your trip.  For example, if a room normally has a rate of $100 per night, a weekly hotel or extended stay hotel will charge you $80 or $90 per night or even less when you book your stay for seven or more nights.

That savings can add up, so that you can spend more on souvenirs, take an additional tour, or treat yourself to a nice meal out, so that you don’t have to cook every night of your stay.  You can also just use that savings to travel a little more often.  Between the savings of the room and the savings that you will see from cooking in your room instead of eating at restaurants, you may find that you can book one more trip every single year.  That adds up to a lot more attractions, cities, and states that you can explore and fall in love with.

Of course, you don’t have to stay in these hotels for seven or more nights to enjoy the amenities and flexibility that they offer.  You may not get the lower rate, but the regular rate per night will still be reasonable considering everything that you are given as a guest.

So, the next time you are traveling out of town, check out the weekly hotels.  You may find that you can never stay at a regular hotel ever again.

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