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Mar 21, 2024

Finding Your Home Away from Home: A Comprehensive Guide to Temporary Housing

In the ever-evolving world of travel and relocation, finding comfortable and convenient temporary housing solutions can be challenging—especially for those seeking comfort, convenience, and a touch of luxury.

Furnished Quarters understands the diverse needs of modern travelers. In this guide, we identify three of the most common temporary housing options, layout the core advantages and disadvantages of each, and explain why furnished luxury apartments often outperform these alternatives in terms of homeliness and comfort.

Extended Stay Hotels

Extended-stay hotels present a familiar, yet distinct, alternative to traditional hotels. Designed for longer stays, this type of housing usually features suites equipped with kitchenettes or full kitchens, allowing guests to cook and dine at their leisure.

Along with providing culinary independence, extended-stay hotels usually offer amenities like laundry facilities and sometimes complimentary breakfast. They are created to cater to the needs of long-term guests.

The additional space and amenities make for a more comfortable and convenient stay. However, it’s worth noting that while extended-stay hotels offer a sense of familiarity, they may lack the personalized touch of rental apartments or houses.


Extended-stay hotels provide more space and amenities than standard hotels, making them sensible for business travelers on extended assignments, relocating families, or transitioning between permanent housing.

The convenience of a kitchenette or full kitchen allows guests to maintain a semblance of normalcy during extended stays, and the flexibility of weekly or monthly rates allows guests to generally arrange their stay according to their needs.


While extended stay hotels offer more space, the cost often winds up being surprisingly high for prolonged periods. There are low-budget extended stay hotels, but guests are bound to get what they pay for in these situations, with many complaining about low-quality hotels in rougher areas of town.

Additionally, the service will almost certainly lack the personalized touch of other housing alternatives. The transient nature of guests frequently results in a less homely atmosphere, missing the mark in terms of community found in longer-term housing options.

Corporate Housing

Corporate housing represents the fusion of comfort and functionality. These furnished apartments or houses cater to short-term stays, primarily targeting business travelers or employees on assignment (such as traveling medical professionals).

Corporate housing provides privacy, space, and flexibility unmatched by other temporary housing options by offering the comforts of home in somewhat close proximity to business districts, hospitals, and other in-demand areas.


Corporate housing emphasizes privacy, space, and flexibility. Utilities and internet are typically included, making it a solid option for business travelers, relocating employees, or people waiting for a home to be renovated. Furnished Quarters offers both professionalism and management expertise.

With 24/7 support, guests can feel secure and well-assisted throughout the length of their stay. Furnished Quarters focuses on higher-end guests, which means an emphasis on quality over quantity. This allows additional amenities such as pet-friendly policies, prime locations, and the ability to offer an immersive living experience.

Browse Furnished Quarters temporary housing options to find what you’re looking for in temporary housing.


While corporate housing offers a premium experience, the prices through some companies may not be as economical as traditional hotels. These accommodations often target higher-end guests seeking a hassle-free stay, emphasizing quality over quantity. Additionally, minimum stay requirements (typically around a month) may deter short-term guests. Furnished Quarters is different from other corporate housing options, as we work across a range of budgets to find a perfect short-term housing solution for our guests. Visit our website to learn more about what sets us apart from other temporary corporate housing options.

Vacation Rentals

Vacation rentals have revolutionized the hospitality industry by offering private residences for short-term stays, ranging from cozy apartments to sprawling houses. With varying amenities and locations, vacation rentals cater to tourists, vacationers, or business travelers seeking a local experience that’s homier than the typical hotel stay.

Unfortunately, there are pros and cons to vacation rentals, too. The quality of the property, furniture, and amenities vary significantly and are not regulated similarly to hotels.


Vacation rentals provide the option for a unique experience with each stay. They often offer more space and privacy than hotels and are well-suited for families or other groups. The variety in locations and amenities allows guests to tailor their stay to their preferences and budget.

Vacation rentals often provide a cost-effective alternative, especially for extended vacations.


While vacation rentals offer unique experiences that may feel more like home, they also come with their share of challenges. Listings can be misleading, and the quality of furniture, supplies, and amenities vary. Some hosts may not accommodate guests as expected, and the cleanliness between guests is not always guaranteed.

Unlike corporate housing, guests are usually responsible for self-check-in, potentially adding a layer of inconvenience to the experience. Depending on the demand for properties in the area, should your travel dates change, vacation rentals have the flexibility to accommodate those changes.

Furnished Luxury Apartments: The Epitome of Comfort

When considering furnished temporary housing options, do so with the understanding that the furnished luxury apartments provided by Furnished Quarters offer a blend of homeliness and comfort.

Unlike extended-stay hotels, our apartments provide privacy and personalization that is as close as it comes to being in a permanent residence. With meticulously curated furnishings and amenities, guests are welcomed into a space that feels distinctly their own.

Furnished Luxury Apartments Provide:

  • Homely Ambiance: Our furnished apartments offer a warm and inviting atmosphere, complete with modern furnishings and upscale amenities. From plush bedding to state-of-the-art appliances, every detail is thoughtfully curated to ensure a comfortable stay.
  • Personalized Service: Furnished Quarters has built our business by delivering exceptional service tailored to each specific guest’s needs. From seamless check-in processes to around-the-clock support, guests enjoy a personalized experience that rivals five-star hotels.
  • Prime Locations: Furnished Quarters’ properties are strategically located in vibrant neighborhoods and business districts, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the local culture and lifestyle during their stay—whether exploring the city or attending business meetings.
  • Flexibility and Convenience: With flexible lease terms and comprehensive amenities, furnished luxury apartments offer the ultimate convenience. Guests can relax and unwind in their own private sanctuary, knowing every comfort has been anticipated and arranged.
  • In-Unit Extras: Our housing options include additional features you won’t find in many other properties, such as a high-quality, in-unit washer and dryer. Our units come fully furnished and turn-key, making Furnished Quarters an excellent option no matter how long you intend to stay.

Choose Furnished Quarters for Your Luxury Temporary Housing Needs

The quest for temporary housing options can be daunting, but Furnished Quarters makes the journey seamless into comfort and luxury. Whether for business or leisure, Furnished Quarters offers a sanctuary where guests can truly feel at home, surrounded by a distinctive blend of comfort, convenience, and sophistication.

With a commitment to excellence and a passion for hospitality, Furnished Quarters sets the standard for temporary accommodations, offering guests a refuge and reprieve wherever their travels may take them.

Whether you’re wondering if temporary housing is for you or are already waist-deep in the search for luxury accommodations, contact our friendly team at Furnished Quarters by calling (800) 221-2808 or browse our location options.

We’re to help you find your home away from home.

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