Sometimes when people relocate, their home simply isn’t ready for occupation. Or perhaps you may have a long-term assignment in Chicago that means you’ll be living out of your luggage for the next few weeks. Whenever that’s the case, you need to find an extended or long-term stay option that suits your needs and provides all the amenities you’ll require for a comfortable, productive stay away from home.
If you can afford it, a long-term stay in a luxury hotel can be a pampered way to live life. Chicago is home to numerous luxury hotels, such as The Peninsula, The Ritz-Carlton, The Waldorf Astoria, and Omni. With all the best, hand-selected and custom designed amenities at hand- massive pools, fine dining restaurants, spas, saunas, upscale bars, and fresh, fluffy towels delivered day- you’ll hardly mind being away from the house during your stay in these aristocratic inns. However, luxury service will set you back a small fortune for a week’s stay. Most people on an ordinary budget are going to prefer to stay in a suite or choose a specialized extended stay hotels.
One such famous chain includes Extended Stay America. This chain can be found at O’Hare and Midway Airports, downtown Chicago, and throughout several surrounding suburbs. Anticipate a straight-forward, all basics included suite with access to a fitness center, a laundry service, and free breakfast. There usually isn’t a restaurant, but these hotels are generally located near dining options and your suite does include a fully-functional kitchen if you choose to go grocery shopping and save a bit of money. Pets are welcome with a surcharge. If you have a big family, there’s good news- not only do all kids 17 and under stay free, there’s a pull out couch so you don’t have to worry too as much about where everyone is going to sleep. The Extended Stay near O’Hare includes a free airport shuttle.
For those on an even tighter budget, hostels and motels can offer a longer-term stay opportunity. With some arrangement, you may be able to make sure you keep the same sleeping arrangement during your full stay, but don’t count on it. Sometimes rooms and beds are booked too far in advance or you miss your window to pay for the room again. Check with individual hotels, motels, and hostels for their long-term stay policies before assuming you can move in for a few weeks.