For road-weary business travelers seeking a decadent-but-homey residence for several nights, the Hotel Sierra chain provides a relaxing hotel experience with subtle touches of luxury. Extended-stay guests enjoy a one-bedroom suite with a fully equipped kitchen complete with pots, pans, and dishes, as well as a spacious 600-square-foot living area. Guests are also treated with a plushy king size bed and two flat-screen televisions in the living room and bedroom. For staying five nights or more, extended-stay guests always receive a discount off the best available rates, sometimes saving $50 per night for a room. The Hotel Sierra chain also provides business centers, indoor pools, hot tubs, and fitness centers to stay busy and active during those long travel layovers.

COST: For a one-bedroom suite, $119 - $329 per night; for 5 or more days, $99 - $269 per night.