Extended Stay America hotels — anyone stayed at one?

posted 2 months ago in Travel
Post # 2
7815 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

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
67 posts
Worker bee

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
364 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

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
541 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Don’t do it!! I stayed in one for a week and a half when I moved and it was HORRIBLE!!

Post # 6
2505 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

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
6159 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
795 posts
Busy bee

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
1699 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

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
2892 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

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.

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