Temporary Residences: A superb alternative to hotels!

June 19, 2009

Sorry folks!  All this packing has been getting in the way of my blogging.  I’m going to attempt 2 posts today to make up for it!  This tardy post is a follow-up from last weekend’s trip to Philly.  We found this incredible lodging and I just have to share it with you so that others can take advantage!  This new lifestyle has introduced me to extended-stay residences.  I’m sure you’ve heard of extended-stay hotel chains, but you may not know that there are reasonably-priced apartments that you can book for just a night or two.  Not all places will let you do it, but if there are vacancies, it is very much a possibility.

We are currently staying at the Oakwood Residence in DC and the one we took advantage of last weekend in Philly was the AKA Residence.  Our accommodations were incredible, as evidenced by the photos below.  We were in the heart of the city, in the most desirable location in town, for around $200 a night (other hotels near us were $100-200 more a night).  It was great having some space to spread out too.  I could nap in the bedroom while Nick relaxed on the couch.  We also liked having a fully-stocked kitchen with plates, glassware, stove, fridge, etc because it allowed us to save some money and eat lunch or breakfast there each day.  For families, there are larger units you can take advantage of.  These places are definitely worth checking out for your future vacations!





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  1. Katrina says:

    Sarah-this sounds like such a good thing, especually for a family. How do you find them? Is their a website or something specific I should search for online?

  2. minnesotagal says:

    Katrina – They exist all over, some just may not allow short stays. Try looking at the links I posted to Oakwood International or Aka. Otherwise search under temporary residences or short-term stay.

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