Odds are, you don’t live in a hotel room.
Think for more than two seconds about the differences between a home and a hotel room, and the wisdom of your choice becomes apparent. So much of what our homes offer, we take for granted. And, as nice as it is to have a dry place to lay your head when you travel, the reasons you (most likely) aren’t paying for housing by the week are legion. Here are five that come to mind.
1) The end-of-bed as chair effect
At home, getting a few friends together is easy. Maybe the gang will hang out in the living room, getting comfy on a couch and chairs and having some relaxed conversation. Or maybe it’ll be the kitchen, leaning up against a counter. Either option is perfectly natural.
Now, picture a hotel-room gathering. Are you envisioning people using the ends of the beds as chairs, craning their necks to converse, feeling awkward because… they’re on a bed.
Holding a meeting? Stay Alfred travel apartments feature plenty of seating.
2) Living out of a suitcase = limited clean clothing
Of course you planned ahead. You brought all the socks, shirts and undies you thought you’d need. But it’s hot outside, changes of clothes happen more frequently than you’d calculated, and you’re without your washer and dryer. Memories of that less than wholesome feeling that happens when you put on a dirty shirt or socks percolate into your mind. You think about doing some washing in the sink and using a hairdryer as a clothes dryer. Then you think again. Off to a find a laundromat you go.
Nearly every Stay Alfred travel apartment features in-unit laundry.
3) The vending-machine dinner
“Conveniently located between the airport and downtown” there lies a culinary wasteland. How charitable, then, that the inn saw fit to provide guests with nourishment.
Vending machines aren't dinner machines. All Stay Alfred travel apartments feature a full kitchen.
4) Location? Location? Location?
Where are we? Is it safe to step outside the door? Is there a restaurant within five miles? Am I really going to have to pay for dinner with quarters? Why are those jets flying so low? Am in in some sort of purgatory? Somebody rescue me... please.
All Stay Alfred travel apartments are located in a vibrant, walkable downtown neighborhood.
5) No gym
You’ve been so good about working out this year, and, admittedly, you’ve become a bit dependent on that rush of endorphins and sense of accomplishment. But that’s a good thing, right? It’s exercise, for Pete’s sake. It’s good addiction. And you perked up when you saw that this place featured “amenities.” You assumed that meant there’d be a gym. Nope. Not today. A lot of money hinges on today’s presentation, and all that’s on hand to bolster your nervous system are a cup of bad coffee and... push-ups? Out of the question. Not on this carpet. At least there's one item that's purported to have been sanitized.
Most Stay Alfred travel apartments feature access to great amenities... like cutting-edge fitness centers.
There’s a better way to stay
Stay Alfred feels your pain, traveler. That’s why we offer upscale travel apartments that feature all of the comforts and conveniences of home, first-rate amenities and downtown locations that let you experience our cities like a local. Book with us and discover “Your place in the city.™”