If you need temporary housing for a vacation, a job, relocating somewhere new, etc., there are some things you should expect. You may want to look elsewhere if you don't have certain basic things. Even though it's not a permanent stay, it's long enough that you should be happy, comfortable, and capable of doing certain things while you're there.
A Reasonable Rate
Most people choose to stay at a place that offers temporary housing rather than pay nightly at a hotel so they can save money. If you end up paying more than staying at a hotel would cost, the unit should at least match the price. If you're paying top dollar, the temporary housing should include everything you need and have unique features that make the price worth it.
Flexibility Regarding Your Length of Stay
Often, you may not know exactly how long you will need temporary housing, so you should find a flexible place for your stay. If you need to stay longer, will a unit be available for you? If you need to cut your trip short, will you need to pay unreasonable fees for your early departure?
Since you're going to be staying for a while, you will need to have a way to prepare food. At the very least, the unit should have a kitchenette with a small fridge, stovetop, and microwave. Ideally, it will have a full kitchen so you can prepare full meals and feel at home during your stay.
There should be reasonably comfortable beds for you and everyone else staying with you. If your temporary housing only offers a sofa bed or cot, you will be restless and unhappy the entire time. The beds don't have to be anything special, just enough to get a good night's sleep.
Cable and Internet
You should have access to the Internet and some entertainment to watch on the TV. The Internet will allow you to get work done should you need to, and TV entertainment will help you feel at home during your stay. If they can't offer cable, they should at least have streaming apps for you to enjoy.
Access to Laundry Services
When you utilize temporary housing, you will likely be there for at least a week and possibly for a few months. You will need a way to do laundry while you're there. There should be laundry services on the premises, a washer and dryer in your unit, or a laundromat nearby, so you don't have to struggle to get clean clothes during your stay.Share
20 September 2022
After I began traveling a lot for work, I began staying in a variety of different hotels around town. I began thinking more seriously about my choices when it came to lodging, and it was really insightful to realize that places needed to earn my business. I started being a little pickier in regards to where I stayed, and it felt great to feel like I had control. On my blog, I wanted to create a collection of interesting articles about hotels and lodging, since it can make your next trip to a new place a little more relaxing and enjoyable.