When you travel somewhere for an extended stay, you generally have several options as to lodging. The two most common options? You can book a room in a hotel (even an extended stay hotel); or you can stay in a furnished apartment through a corporate housing agency. Among these options, not only is corporate housing usually less expensive than the others — it’s also a safer choice. Let’s explore the other options and see why corporate housing may be safer than a hotel.
Hotel Safety Issues
Hotels usually do their best to keep their guests as secure as possible; however, as a business open to the public, with people coming in and out for meetings and lodging, there’s only so much they can do. Specifically, here are some of the potential risks:
- Entry to your room: Virtually all hotel staff have access to enter your room — and not all of them are honest.
- Sanitation: Cleaning staff sometimes cut corners in sanitation practices, and bedding in particular doesn’t always get as clean as it should.
- Predators: Even with secured entries, as a public facility, a hotel often attracts predatory people who wait in the wings to steal or to cause harm.
How Corporate Housing Is Safer
Extended-stay corporate housing resolves almost all of the safety issues that accompany the other options. For example:
- The apartments are private. A corporate housing agency leases and furnishes actual apartments in real residential complexes, often with secure entrances — much like living in your own home or apartment.
- Limited access. The only people with access to your unit are you and the management company — the same as if you lived in apartment.
- Carefully vetted for location and amenities. The agency only works with the best residential communities to provide optimal, safe housing.
Whether your extended stay is personal or business-related, you deserve to stay in housing where you feel comfortable and safe. If your travels bring you to Atlanta or Jacksonville, give TP Corporate Lodging a call at 800.428.9997.