Hotels are hotels, right? As long as there’s a bed, a television, and a bathroom, you’ll be fine.
The more often I travel, the more I realize that mentality can’t be further from the truth. There’s a difference among hotels, and you can usually tell as soon as you walk into the lobby, if not the hotel suite itself. Not many people get a behind-the-scenes look at hotel life, but this month, I stayed at a Homewood Suites hotel and found out how staying at one of their over 360+ locations can make a difference when you travel.
I was given a complimentary stay in conjunction with my association with Kidz Vuz and their New York event. This post was not compensated.
Homewood Suites isn’t your average hotel. It is an extended stay hotel that offers you the option of a day, a week, a month – however long you need to stay. Because of this, there are amenities that you won’t find at other hotels and the longer you stay, the better discounts you’ll receive on these amenities.
Stock your fridge and cupboards at Homewood Suites. One of the amenities you’ll enjoy when you stay at Homewood Suites is the in-suite kitchen. Stock your fridge with food and snacks, cook a meal on the stovetop, and then leave your dishes in the sink and while you’re gone, the maid will put them into the dishwasher and they’ll be ready for you when you return. They even supply your room with pans, dishes and utensils.
Get a free hot breakfast at Homewood Suites. When you stay at many other hotels, your free breakfast might include a donut, a bagel, or a croissant and some hot coffee or tea. When I had breakfast at Homewood Suites, I had egg and sausage muffins, egg and bacon muffins, cereal and milk, hot coffee and tea, pancakes, and so much more that I couldn’t fit on my plate. You can eat in their clean facility that, in my case, had a nice view of New York City, you can take it up to your room to work, or you could take it up to their rooftop garden which, again in my case, had an even better view of New York City.
Stop spending valuable time searching for a place to stay. Before I travel anywhere, I always search deal sites and hotel sites. Who doesn’t want to get the best deal available? Save yourself the search time; Hilton, the parent company of Homewood Suites, guarantees the lowest rate anywhere. Whichever hotel deal-of-the-day site you might search for the best deals, they won’t beat the price that Homewood Suites offers every day.
Enjoy downtime after a long day with a complimentary evening social. At the end of a long day, enjoy a glass of wine or a beer. Or two. Either way, it’s free. Monday through Thursday, just stop by the Homewood Suites dining room and make new friends or meet up with old ones.
Let Homewood Suites stock your fridge and cupboards. In your Homewoods Suite hotel room, among the coffee maker and free packet of popcorn, you’ll find an empty grocery list. Did you know that, for no additional cost beyond the groceries, the staff will shop for you at a local grocery store? How convenient is that?!
While you’re staying at Homewood Suites, you’ll also enjoy free amenities like a workout room, free access to the business center, on-site laundry facilities, safe deposit box and more.