Staying in a hotel is supposed to be a fun and exciting luxury, not a nightmare. But to some, an overnight stay in a hotel is nothing more than shelter away from home. If circumstances find you staying in a hotel for an extended period of time, try using some of these tips to create a more home-like environment.
Bring pieces of your home with you
There is no better way to replicate the at home feeling than by bringing some items from your actual home to your hotel. Pack a few pictures of your family to set up on the nightstand, or spritz a small amount of your favorite room spray to make the hotel smell like home. If you have extra room in your suitcase, bring toiletries from home to use instead of the hotel provided ones for even more of an at home feeling.
The hotel beds, sheets, and pillows can really be luxurious. However, they aren’t your bed, sheets, and pillows. No, you cannot bring your own mattress to the hotel, but you might find sleeping to be more comfortable by bringing your own sheets or even just a pillow and/or blanket. Items from home that feel familiar will help bring a sense of relief and security.
Meet your (temporary) neighbors
The longer your stay, the easier it will be to become acquainted with the staff and even fellow extended stay guests. Many hotels will offer gatherings and get togethers for their extended stay guests to allow them to make connections and friends at their home away from home.
If you’re searching for an extended stay hotel in Buffalo, learn more about our extended stay properties at Ellicott Hotels.