For employees on an extended stay business trip, comfort is a premium. The weeks spent away from home and the inability to see one’s family and friends can add to what may be an already stressful business trip. If you find yourself on the road for a long-term project, these are the accommodations you should consider.
Selections were made based off the expertise of Patrick Olson, consultant for Los Angeles-based Willett Travel, and Mimi Cleary, vice president of corporate services for Atlas Travel International.
This four star hotel is ideal for business travelers with its 825-square-foot presentation space, a business center, Wi-Fi and laundry services. Le Montrose is also conveniently located near Los Angeles and West Hollywood’s major business districts and is just 12 minutes north of LAX. Rooms are currently available for about $255 per night.
A new alternative to the nearby Le Montrose, The Redbury Hotel sits at the iconic Hollywood and Vine intersection and offers a great value with 750 square foot suites with a full kitchen for $360 per night. Wi-Fi is accessible throughout the entire hotel, and iPads, laptops, printers and fax machines are available upon request. The staff even provides full shipping and messenger services for urgent reports.
Extended stays at one of this chain’s many locations may not be a four-star experience, but they offer significant savings with plenty of comfort. In San Francisco, queen studios with a kitchen, dining room and separate work area are available for $85 per night. Similar spaces in Denver can be rented for $48.
Located just across the Chicago River from the city’s business-rich Loop area, the Homewood Suites offers large suites with complimentary hi-speed Wi-Fi, a daily hot breakfast and a light evening meal included for $129 per night.
Large king suites are available for $282 per night and come with complimentary Wi-Fi. The hotel also includes a full-service business center and a continental breakfast. For dinner or drinks with clients, the hotel’s trademark SKY ROOM offers one of the city’s most spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline.
With more than 600 properties throughout the nation, Residence Inn by Marriot is a middle-tier option for extended stay business travelers. Rooms in the Boston location are currently available for $159 nightly and include free Wi-Fi, complimentary hot breakfast and evening socials Monday through Thursday. The hotel is a five minute walk to downtown Boston and also has a meeting room available and waterfront pier ideal for corporate events.
Economic rates at this chain’s locations provide a surprising number of amenities including free on-site laundry, outdoor cooking, free high-speed Internet and a full kitchen with cookware. The best part, however, are the prices, which can be as low as around $50 per night for certain major metropolitan areas.