When one wants a hotel that has all the right features, this is a challenge for solo travelers talk less for families with infants. The author saw how true this was when he travels. But recently, he traveled with his wife and adopted son and was given a hotel that was meant for another class of persons, that is, the business traveler. That hotel was the Home2 Suites by Hilton Long City Island. The hotel saved them some money as well as provided them with amenities that they would not have found in Manhattan. But he notes that hotels like this are not aspirational because they do not give points for one to splurge on for years and are not hotels one would want to use a credit card to spend on a free night. But for those that would appreciate them for what they are, they are okay provided he doesn’t disapprove of the service. The hotel is not only cheap, but it is accessible to the subway and makes one feel comfortable as if he is at home. It also encourages exploration to the one staying. The bottom line: it is a good stay for the money.
- One likes to find a hotel that has all that one likes but it is a tall task for a solo traveler and even more daunting for a family.
- The author states that on a recent travel with his wife and his adopted son, he discovered he was put on a hotel that was meant for someone else.
- The author had it cheap in his three night stay in New York because he paid $238 per night with a king sized bed.
“Chains like Home2 Suites by Hilton, Extended Stay America, Residence Inn by Marriott, Candlewood Suites and Staybridge Suites aren’t exactly aspirational. These are neither hotels that you save points for years to splurge on nor the type of hotel where you’d necessarily want to burn a free night certificate from a credit card.”