Benefits of Corporate Housing

When a fully-furnished residence is needed, a business traveler has three main options: standard hotels, extended stay hotels, and corporate housing. These options all offer flexibility in the length of stay without a complicated lease. Below is a closer look at each option that finishes with the benefits of corporate housing. Please keep in mind these are generally true of hotels, extended-stay hotels, and corporate apartments, but may not always the case:

BenefitDrawback
HotelsDaily housekeeping
Amenities
24-hour reception
Expensive
Small Space
No Kitchen
Extended Stay HotelsDaily Housekeeping
Amenities
Kitchenettes
No oven
Small Space
Location
Corporate HousingHomelike Atmosphere
Amenities
Full Kitchen
No Free Breakfast
Less Frequent Housekeeping

Generally, hotels are recommended for a stay of less than a week. They offer the most flexibility, good locations (usually abundant in cities), but they are also the most expensive.

Extended-stay hotels are best suited for stays of 2-4 weeks. They offer many of the benefits of a hotel (city locations can be difficult to find) along with a kitchenette and a lower daily rate.

For stays of 1 month or more, corporate housing is the best option in most cases. A corporate apartment is usually the least expensive option as well as being the most customizable when it comes to amenities and comfort, often including different furniture options, washer/dryer in units, and more.

Reasons to use Corporate Housing:

Any stay in an area of more than one month is a great reason to rent a fully-furnished apartment.

Examples include:

  • Business Travel
  • Government Travel
  • Relocation
  • Disaster Relief
  • Home Improvement