Traveling construction workers go where the work takes them whether it’s a large road construction project or rebuilding housing after a disaster. When they’re not working, they want a place to rest, relax, and enjoy their free time, and a hotel is not always ideal for this. We’re sharing six reasons you should skip the hotel and book a short-term apartment rental when it’s time for your next project.
Short-Term Apartments Are Cost-Effective
When it comes to securing housing, you want a place that’s comfortable but also affordable. A hotel is fine for a few nights, but even if you find a place with lower rates for long-term stays, the nightly rate will still be expensive, especially if you’re living in the part of town that puts you near dining and entertainment options.
Compared to the price of staying in a hotel for a month, the monthly rent for a short term apartment is often much less expensive, so it’s easier to budget your expenses and make the most out of your per diem.
Save Money on Incidental Expenses
Living in a hotel means you’re eating out at almost every meal and doing all your laundry at the laundromat. When you’re relying on a per diem to take care of all your incidentals, dining out and washing clothes eats into that money quickly, especially if you’re trying to choose healthier options and avoid fast food.
On the other hand, staying at a short term apartment means you have a regular, fully furnished kitchen and an in-unit washer and dryer so you can save time and money while having clean clothes and home cooking whenever you want.
Save Money with a Roommate
Having a roommate is an excellent way to save money when you’re traveling, but having a roommate in a hotel room gets old fast. There’s little to no privacy and even less space to move around.
Again, a furnished apartment makes it easy to have a roommate when you rent a two-bedroom floor plan. With both parties having a private bedroom and bathroom, only having to share living spaces, there’s plenty of space to move around, unpack your belongings, and stretch out without getting in each others’ way.
Improve The Quality of Life For Your Traveling Construction Workers
Living out of a hotel means you never really feel “at home” when you’re on a project. Even if you’re in a city for three or four months or longer, there’s an anonymity and lack of permanence to staying in a hotel.
When you have an apartment, it’s fully furnished with the linens, furniture, and cookware you need, but you can still add your own unique personal touch to the space so it feels “lived in.”
Bring Your Pets
Hotels rarely allow pets, and even if they do, there’s not really the space for a cat or dog to live a good quality of life. With just one room, there’s no place to play and, if you have a dog, taking them in and out is a hassle.
Apartments are a bit different, though. Pets are often welcome at apartments, and most even have dog parks so you can take them out to play after a long day at work. Because there’s more than one room they have a bit more area to stretch out, and they can live a better life.
More Amenities and Features
In addition to space and cost, a furnished rental offers more amenities to traveling construction workers. Full furnishings include initial stocks of toiletries, linens, cookware, and dinnerware, and other supplies. Additionally, apartment buildings often include amenities such as:
- Swimming pools
- Gyms and workout centers
- Storage units
- Covered parking
- Regular housekeeping services
Best of Both Apartments and Hotels
There’s no denying that hotels are convenient – no utilities to set up, deposits to pay, and credit checks to worry about. Fortunately, temporary housing in a furnished apartment offers those same conveniences. Simply book your apartment for the amount of time you need, and if you need to extend that time or the project ends earlier, that’s generally not a problem. Meanwhile, you get the comfort and space of having a place to go home to, even when you’re away from home.
Book Temporary Housing in North Carolina Today
If you’ve got a construction project booked in North Carolina, reach out to Corporate Accommodations. We have multiple units across the Tarheel State, including Wilmington, Winston-Salem, Greensboro, and Asheville. To rent an apartment or learn more, reach out to us today at 336-299-1312 or fill out the form below.