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Extended Stay Hotels: For the Business Traveler Only or For Everyone?

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You’ve heard of extended stay properties, mostly for business travelers, right? Well, maybe not.

These days there are nearly 2,500 extended-stay lodgings in the U.S. Compare that to fewer that 350 only two years ago.

And it turns out that the average rate for an extended-stay lodging is only about $85 a night.

The trick is that the longer you stay, meaning more than just a night or two, the more you’ll save.

Homewood Suites for example, offers further discounts for stays of five nights or longer.

Staybridge by Intercontinental will match competitor rates if you find a cheaper price elsewhere.

There are other benefits as well: extended-stay suites come equipped with kitchens and many properties include breakfast, and even dinner.

And, the nice thing is that your room might feel a lot homier than a traditional hotel.

Take the Hilton’s Doubletree Guest Suites, where staff greets you with warm chocolate chip cookies!

Get more ideas for affordable accommodations in our Hotels section.

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