The extended stay hotel is designed primarily for guests who will remain for at least five nights. That doesn't mean one-night stays are discouraged; it simply means the primary market is for travelers who are planning to be around for a while.
As one might expect, that means an extended stay room is designed a bit differently than a standard hotel room.
In the pages that follow, you'll see some of the features built into Residence Inn Edinburgh, one of the two initial European properties for that extended stay brand.
How does this relate to budget travel?
There are advantages to be gained by checking in once rather than four or five times on a trip. Hub travel establishes a central "home base" with day-trip spokes that enable someone to see a region without changing hotels. This can save time, a commodity that is often just as valuable as money for a budget traveler.
Another advantage: in-room cooking and food storage options that cut dependence on restaurant meals.
Take a look at how an extended stay property could create benefits for budget travel.