Extended Stay America Extends The Holidays By Providing An Affordable Home Away From Home

National hotel chain eases holiday travel woes at the "most wonderful time of the year"

Nov 15, 2012, 10:43 ET from Extended Stay America

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sleeping in the bathtub. Sharing a toothbrush with your Mother-in-Law. These holiday traveler woes are the tip of the iceberg when spending the night with relatives. A recent survey by Extended Stay America revealed 70 percent of Americans have, at some point, wished they weren't staying with family during the holidays. Extended Stay America wants to ease holiday hassles by providing convenient amenities at affordable nightly rates so there's more time for family fun instead of family feud.

More than half of participants surveyed* plan to spend less than $500 on travel this season, which often means a trade in comfort for affordability. While staying with relatives is budget-friendly, respondents have admittedly slept in interesting places including the laundry room at Grandma's, a pool table, bathtub, damp basements and even a backyard tent. More than half of respondents bickered over bathroom scheduling, and admit it pushes their buttons when guests leave their belongings around. Grown children, siblings and stepmother/mother-in-laws top the list as relatives most likely to get sent packing first. With tensions building, it's no wonder why 43 percent of hosts and houseguests spend more time recovering from holiday travel than enjoying the company of loved ones.

This year, Extended Stay America gives the gift of value. More than just a hotel room, Extended Stay America provides space for the whole family to unpack and unwind, with plenty of storage to avoid "living out of a suitcase." Guests enjoy upgraded amenities at a price Grandma's house can't beat, including free in-room Wi-Fi to stay connected and flat-screen televisions with premium channels to watch holiday favorites. On-site laundry centers allow for light packing on long trips and fully-equipped kitchens with full-size refrigerators provide the option to reheat leftovers. With 700 locations across 44 states, those nearest and dearest are never far from an Extended Stay America.

Extended Stay America combines comfort with the convenient amenities of home, offering a consistently fresh and clean experience, with spacious guest rooms featuring refreshed amenities.

For more information on the new way to stay at Extended Stay America, call 800-805-3724 or visit www.ExtendedStayAmerica.com.

* More than 4,200 participants surveyed.

SOURCE Extended Stay America