Do you work a job that takes you to different parts of the country for an undetermined amount of time? You need a place to stay until duty calls them to the next destination. Generally speaking, visitors have two options for housing: renting an apartment and staying in a hotel.
Both housing options will put a roof over your head. However, they both have distinct advantages and disadvantages to consider before making your final decision.
Apartment Advantage: Full Kitchen
Most hotels don’t have a kitchen. Even the ones that do often don’t have the things you need to properly cook a meal. However, you can save a lot of money by cooking for yourself instead of going out to eat every day. That’s why it’s best to get an apartment with a fully stocked kitchen!
When you rent an apartment through Luxury Corporate Housing, your kitchen comes stocked with the following items:
- Cookware set
- Baking dish
- Cookie sheet
- Measuring spoons/cups
- Oven mitt
- Coffee mugs
- Wine glasses
- Mixing bowls
- Serving bowl
Hotel Advantage: More Availability
There are usually more hotel rooms available in any given location than temporary apartments. Some people may opt for a hotel due to the perceived availability of hotels over apartments. However, when you know where to look, you can find an apartment just as easily.
Luxury Corporate Lodging has dozens of apartments in over 10 states, Puerto Rico, and St. Croix. When you need a temporary apartment, start with us!
Apartment Advantage: More Space
In the U.S. and Canada, the size of the average hotel room is 325 square feet, while the size of the average one-bedroom apartment is 725 square feet.
Since most apartments offer significantly more space than hotels, you’ll have more living space and more space to store your personal belongings.
Hotel Advantage: Maid Service
It’s true that most hotels offer maid service. A maid will come in to make the bed and generally clean the place. Of course, this means that someone will be in your personal space regularly. You’ll also have to pay for the service. Most people prefer to clean up themselves.
At Luxury Corporate Lodging, we do have a maid service to clean each room after a guest leaves. Therefore, you know you’ll enter a freshly cleaned living space.
Apartment Advantage: Comfort
Arguably the most important reason that apartments offer better housing accommodations than hotels is that apartments are much homier and more comfortable.
You can make your temporary apartment more personal by bringing your own personal items, such as framed pictures and your favorite knick knacks. When you fill the closets with your clothes and the fridge with your food, that helps make your space feel like home, too.
Hotel Advantage: Concierge
When you arrive in a new location, you can probably use some assistance getting acclimated to your new environment. If you stay at a hotel, you can go to the concierge desk to ask about things like nearby landmarks and restaurants. While apartments don’t always have a concierge, you can always contact the friendly staff at Luxury Corporate Lodging to ask about the same things. We’re always here to help make your stay as convenient and complete as possible!