Post # 1
Planning a trip and thinking of staying at an Extended Stay America hotel. Anyone stayed at this chain and can tell me what it is like? We are not going for an extended stay, just a few days, but I like the idea of having a kitchen and being able to do some meals in the room. B&B’s, AirBNB, etc. aren’t really an option due to the need for a handicapped accessible room.
Post # 2
I haven’t stayed at one, but there was one in an area I was looking at. It didn’t get good reviews. I usually go on tripadvisor to get the scoop on hotels I’m considering for a stay. I had a good experience at Homewood Suites, which has the extra kitchen and likely also has the handicap accessible rooms.
Post # 3
I like Extended Stay America for longer trips (a week or more). Definitely not luxury but decent rooms, usually clean and friendly/helpful staff. Sone are better than others, be sure to read reviews. All Extended Stays are not created equal. Also check out Candlewood Suites.
Post # 4
I recently stayed in an Extended Stay America. It’s about as bare bones as you can get but it was overall fine! I’m sure it does vary by location, so definitely check out reviews. I didn’t use it but it’s nice they have the kitchen. You just have to ring the front desk any time you want a pot or pan, plates and silverware, etc.
Post # 5
Don’t do it!! I stayed in one for a week and a half when I moved and it was HORRIBLE!!
Post # 6
I stayed in one for over a week when traveling and it was great. I really think you have to look at them individually, like you would any other hotel.
I liked having the kitchen and we stocked up the fridge and the dishes were already in our room. Being able to cook our own meals was great. The room itself wasn’t very exciting but it got the job done and got it done comfortably.
Post # 7
Well they aren’t meant to be the height of luxury. Like someone else mentioned, you have to treat it like any other hotel. I’ve stayed at Marriot’s that were old, worn, and had terrible customer service. I’ve also stayed at some that were fantastic. Same for lots of other hotel chains.
The one Extended Stay I was in was ok. It wasn’t super fancy but it was clean and did the job.
Post # 8
You get what you pay for.
My husband has stayed in two while doing away rotations in med school and they were… not great. The one outside of Chicago was scuzzy but fine but the one in North Carolina had hookers turning tricks all night in the parking lot because truckers tend to come and go from them. Read reviews carefully.
Post # 9
The ones I have stayed in were find. Nothing great about them, but they were clean and had what we needed. Just read the reviews.
Post # 10
I stay at one every so often (always the same one) It’s an older hotel, so very basic as far as amenities, and the kitchenette, and room are a bit outdated, but it doesn’t bother me. I think that what you get for the price is worth it, and I’ve always been happy with all of my stays.