The Difference Between Corporate Housing and Extended Stay Hotel in Philadelphia

If you're planning an extended business trip to Philadelphia, you may be wondering where you should stay. Should you get a corporate apartment or an extended stay hotel room?

When you're planning to stay more than 30 days, your lodgings can make a big difference in the outcome of your business trip and your overall experience. Let’s look at some of the options available so you can choose what works best for you.


Philadelphia offers a rich experience brimming with history and culture in every corner. Whether you are interested in or working around the City Center, East Falls or Italian Market districts, you can find convenient neighborhood locations with a corporate apartment partner. City Center is the birthplace of the constitution and home to the Liberty Bell. East Falls has more of a college town vibe with a lot of small town charm. The Italian Market area is proud to be the filming grounds of “Rocky.” Just like the area name suggests, you can stroll down the street and find fresh markets. Choose a location to live, work and play in an area that suits the needs of your trip. 

Staying in Philadelphia for 30 days or more? Browse our furnished temporary apartments to find the perfect place in the neighborhood of your choice.


Being able to spread out in a one, two, or three bedroom corporate apartment definitely has an advantage over a small hotel room or suite, especially if you expect visitors during your stay.

Be sure to explore new restaurants, monuments, and markets so you will know all the hot spots your guests won’t want to miss!


It's the little things that make all the difference. Upscale experiences are not one-size-fits-all like the hotel industry offers. Furnished apartments and temporary housing offer upgrades that you can add to your package. An excellent temporary housing agent will make you feel pampered during your stay. Crave a taco at 2am? Optional 24-hour concierge will make it happen for you, while you catch up on your favorite shows with an upgraded premium cable package.

Garage Parking

Parking spaces are a hot commodity in Philadelphia.  Wherever you choose, make sure your lodging includes parking in the costs, preferably in a parking garage where your vehicle will be protected. While many extended stay hotels offer free parking, be sure to check on the conditions and neighborhood of the parking area.

Laundry Services

With a longer business stay, you'll need to consider laundry services. The convenience of a corporate apartment is that you have a washer and dryer right inside your apartment rather than down the hall or on the next floor. No more searching for quarters!

If doing your own laundry isn’t your style, you can also opt for valet dry cleaning.

Fitness Center

Your healthy and fitness do not need to suffer just because you are traveling. Most of our corporate apartments offer a state-of-the-art fitness center to help you stay on track. A hotel might offer a small gym or workout room, but we go a step above that so you can stay fit on the road.

Kitchen Access

A fully stocked kitchen is one of the advantages of choosing corporate housing over an extended stay hotel. While many offer a kitchen, they may not include all the conveniences of home. Our kitchens come stocked with everything you need to heat up pizza or prepare a gourmet meal. With a fully equipped kitchen, it’s easier to eat healthy and save money. You can also host visiting friends and family for a cozy night in.


Don’t sacrifice comfort or convenience during your stay. Prices for executive apartments can be as low as 50% of the price of a hotel room. If you're interested in learning more about the cost of staying at a corporate apartment, simply request a quote.

Whether you need a furnished apartment for one month, one year, or somewhere in between, allow the furnished housing experts at Corporate Apartment Specialists to assist you in finding your perfect interim home.

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