6 Travel Amenities to Turn Your Rental Into Home

Traveling can be costly especially when you add your airfares, hotel accommodation, tours and other day-to-day expenses such as eating at restaurants and daily commute. With all these expenses, this particular trip could be your only one for the year. Then for the next year, you have to start saving if you plan on a different destination. But what if you have more choices to help reduce your expenses especially when it comes to hotel accommodations?

Additionally, an accommodation with a kitchen can reduce the number of visits to a restaurant and with in-suite laundry reduces hotel charges for laundry services; giving you the opportunity to enjoy the living space rather than just using it as a place to sleep at night. You probably think this type of accommodation does not exist, but they do!

Here are important features to look for when searching for similar accommodation providers:

1. Location and Convenience

Having your accommodation close or walking distance to recreation, transportation, shopping and entertainment areas is always convenient and provides you with easy access.

2. Safety and Hygiene

Your safety and hygiene are paramount. Therefore, accommodations that offer personal safety and hygiene conditions, are compliant with regional health and safety codes. They carry out ongoing professional cleaning, and are well prepared with emergency plans should a disaster occur. These providers demonstrate they care about their guests and want to ensure a pleasant and safe stay for all their guests.

3. Professionalism and Customer Service

Dealing with professional staff and services is a pleasant experience. Reviews of accommodation will give you a good idea of how the staff are manning the facility and how well the accommodation is maintained.

4. Pet Friendly

With this option, you do not have to worry about leaving your pet behind or having to look for temporary pet care. Whether a dog or cat, they can accompany you during your trip and be part of your or your family’s vacation trip.

5. Economical or Luxury Suites

A furnished apartment can offer an all-inclusive living space that a regular apartment provides. This is a perfect temporary residence for you or your family. Having a kitchen can save a lot of money spent in takeout or restaurant visits, and gives you the opportunity to prepare and enjoy your favorite meals at your accommodation, while away from home. You may opt for the essential suite if you have a limited budget or a luxury suite if you feel that you deserve an extravagant accommodation and are willing to pay a little extra.

There are accommodation providers who are not Airbnb, a resort, a low-cost hotel or a 5-star hotel. These accommodation providers can offer private economical as well as luxury suites with in-built kitchens and laundry that are not as expensive as hotel accommodations. The facility feels like home, with a kitchen, living room, dining area, washroom, in-suite laundry, workspace and bedrooms.  Some are even pet friendly.

6. Hotel Price and Amenity Comparison

The accommodation is reasonably priced and not as expensive as a 4 or 5-star hotel and the fact that they offer in-suite laundry and a kitchenette, is travel accommodation you do not want to miss out on.

Having an accommodation that feels like home when you travel seems impossible. But these types of accommodations exist and can be less expensive as a hotel room. Apart from offering an apartment style accommodation, these providers also offer hotel type services such as a concierge, indoor and outdoor pools, spa, housekeeping, grocery deliveries and more.

When you are looking for a hotel to book on your next travel, you might want to search for more options before you confirm a booking. You can find a temporary apartment suite with all the in-suite amenities and one that allows you to take your pet along.

Jeremiah Bradford

This is Jeremiah, aka. the co-founder of So Happi Together. My girlfriend and I are the ones who keep this blog running. We've been (so happily) together for a long, long time, yet our relationship is still going stronger than ever. At the risk of sounding too mushy, I truly believe she is my better half. Just don't tell her I said this, but I'm the better writer!

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