12 reasons to consider Homewood Suites by Hilton verses apartment living

Whether you are planning a longer vacation, a business relocation, seeking your first place or a new start in life, it’s important to research all your options before settling on apartment living. Many don’t realize Homewood Suites by Hilton offers all the conveniences of home without the extra utility bills, purchasing household and personal hygiene essentials or expensive maintenance inconveniences.

#1. Services include daily housekeeping with replacement sample sized household essentials and personal hygiene products such as soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, coffee/tea, dishwasher detergent. Additional perks include clean towels & bed linens each day. The room is dusted, vacuumed, and mopped regularly. It would be heavenly to never clean the bathroom again!

#2. Maintenance is a major concern for all homeowners, including some renters depending on contract agreement. Maintenance issues are hotel responsibility leaving you worry free to simply enjoy life.

#3. Outdoor amenities offered at the Ocala, FL location include mini golf, basketball, swimming pool, whirlpool spa & a firepit with cozy seating. Gas grills & bbq tools are available for use by guests. Oh yea… and GORGEOUS sunsets!

Homewood Suites by Hilton swimming pool & spa

#4. Other amenities include fitness center, self serve laundry, media room and computer center.

#5. Dislike doing laundry? It’s okay, they will do it for you. Ironing is available too. Full service laundry varies by location.

#6. No time to grocery shop? Leave your list at the front desk by noon and it will be done while you are away. No more dragging the kids out to pickup a couple things or worse yet… the big shopping trip!

#7. Have a vehicle? No worries! Parking is FREE, including security camera monitoring. There are ample parking spaces, so you will never drive around wondering when a spot will open up.

No vehicle? You can walk across the street for shopping at the outlets, restaurants and so much more! No vehicle needed at this location.

#8. Running late in the morning? You’re in luck! Hot breakfast is served seven days a week. This buffet style breakfast included scrambled eggs, bacon, oatmeal, fresh fruit, pastries, yogurt, donuts, bagels/toast, self serve Belgium waffle maker, cold cereal options, and variety of juices/coffee/tea during my visit.

#9. Enjoy cooking? Suites include a full kitchen, including all equipment needed for basic day-to-day cooking. Appliances offered are a two burner cook top, full-size refrigerator, full-size microwave over the cook top, and full-size dishwasher.

Smaller appliances make life easier with a Cuisinart coffee maker, toaster, can opener, etc.

#10. Suites are fully furnished. No need to buy furniture, linens, or kitchen gadgets. Bring your clothes and personal belongings for the easiest move ever!

#11. Community Socials are offered Monday – Thursday.

This week, I’m enjoying these themes. All dinners include fresh fruit, bread, soup, salad & one alcoholic drink (if desired):

Monday: Salad & Soup Bar

Tuesday: Italian (Mostaccioli)

Wednesday: Burger Bar

Thursday: Pizza Bar

#12. Stop by the coffee/tea bar for a quick pick me up! It’s open 24/7 and FREE!

Seems too good to be true, doesn’t it? I know… this seems very expensive! The hotel offers discounted room rates for longer than seven days. Deeper discounts are available to those who qualify as Extended Stay Guests. The longer the reservation, the cheaper the room rate. Be sure to check with a manager to determine whether a specific hotel offers monthly or yearly room rates. Keep in mind that reservations more than 90 days are tax free in Florida. A manager can confirm whether your state offers the tax free option.

When comparing rates, be sure to compare apples to apples… Homewood Suites by Hilton provides a safe, comfortable and homey environment plus housekeeping services, utility bills included, beautiful furnishings, amenities (no additional fees), household essentials & personal hygiene products and many other opportunities for building community. How does apartment living compare now? Welcome Home!

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