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10 Must-Have Amenities for Your Temporary Apartment Stay

Posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2016

You're doing a stint in the city for business, and you've decided to go forgo the impersonal and inconvenient hotel experience in favor of staying in an apartment. But what are the amenities that are required for a truly comfortable stay? The amenities that will make you feel you've found your home away from home? Read on for a rundown on the must-haves for your temporary apartment stay.

1. Washer and Dryer

This is pivotal! No matter what, you'll be wearing clothes for the duration of your stay, so you know you'll have to get around to doing your laundry eventually. If you can actually do it in your apartment, the wonderful convenience might (almost) outweigh the sad fact that you have to do laundry at all.   

2. Metro Access

In DC, Metro access is vital. Most travelers don't want to deal with the hassle of driving (and parking) in the city, so easy access to the very convenient,easily navigable Metro is precious. The Metro can get you wherever you need to go, whether you're working day and night or if you've got a little downtime to explore the city's nooks and crannies. Even better, the Metro can be much cheaper than calling a cab whenever you need to get from place to place, so it's worth your while to ensure that your apartment got the access you need.

3. Key Fob Access

This is a little luxury, but it's so much more convenient than the old-fashioned key entry. It will allow you to easily enter your apartment without having to fumble for keys, and it eliminates the irritation of finding a place to keep the key in your bag or your pockets. Also, should you lose the fob, it's a lot easier to replace than a traditional key. One less thing for you to worry about!

4. High Speed Internet

Whether you've brought your work home with you at the end of the day or you're downloading a movie to watch in bed, high speed internet is a must! There's nothing worse than cooling your heels while you watch the little icon spin at the top of the screen as you wait for the internet to catch up with you. CAS provides high speed internet as a part of the standard package in each apartment.

5. Fully Equipped Kitchen

One of the main advantages of an apartment over a hotel is kitchen access. Whether you're cooking to save money, eat more health consciously, or relieve stress, a fully equipped kitchen is a must.  We're not talking about a few sad,dented pots and an industrial spoon; we mean knives, measuring cups and spoons, baking sheets, a mixing bowl set-- everything you need to prepare a gourmet meal. (Or heat up a pizza properly.) There's nothing like a comforting meal prepared with your own hands to make you feel at home.

6. Garage Parking

While you will probably be utilizing the very convenient Metro, what about your car? Street parking isn't an ideal long-term solution, so CAS provides garage parking for residents who require it. You can rest easy knowing your car is safe and cozy, tucked away in a covered space.

7. Gym

You're traveling for business, but you don't want to let your workout plan fall to the wayside. A premium temporary apartment will provide residents with access to a high-quality fitness center, like this one in one of our Arlington locations. A fitness center so conveniently close allows you to continue to achieve your fitness goals away from home. 

8. Bed and Bath Package

The last thing you want to think about when you rent an apartment is the linen situation. CAS understands this, and provides all the sheets, blankets, towels, and comforters you'll require for your stay. You can head back to bed without fear, safe in the knowledge that you're covered, in more ways than one. 

9. Cable TV

Traveling isn't ideal, but when you realize you'll be away from home when the latest episode of "The Walking Dead" airs, your irritation can turn quickly to despair. Not a problem! Cable TV is one of the many amenities provided as a standard part of your stay at any premium temporary apartment. 

10. Front Desk Concierge

You've decided to venture out into the city for the evening, but you're not sure where to begin. A front desk concierge can be a tremendous asset, helping you to discover a spot that you might not have found on your own. There's nothing like locals-only knowledge at your disposal, and a good front desk concierge will gladly share his or her secrets with you. 

Curious about amenities you can enjoy through CAS? Check out our full list of packages and upgrades. 

Whether you are an individual or a corporation, let CAS be the key to your successful travel accommodations.