You may find yourself in need of a hotel at some point in time during your stay in the United States. It may be for a short period of time if you are traveling on an overnight trip or for a long period of time if you are unavailable to secure other housing options.

There are numerous travel websites like Hotels.com or Priceline.com that specialize in discount hotel rooms for short hotel stays. Many of these sites have apps that you can install on your phone and provide you with instant access.

VRBO.com is a rental site where people rent their homes, condos or vacation homes like a hotel.

A few hotel chains in the United States are designed for business travelers who may need to stay in a location for a period of time and are considered extended stay hotels. An extended stay hotel provides rates by the week and by the month and may be an option if you are having difficulty securing a rental that meets your needs.

Most major hotel chains have an extended stay hotel brand like Marriott​’s ​Residence Inn or IHG’s Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites. There are other hotel chains like Extended Stay America and Suburban Hotels that specialize in long term housing. Hotel rates will vary greatly ​by location and season with peak season prices during the summer and holiday travel periods and will probably be a more expensive option for long term housing.

Holiday travel dates typically include the time between Christmas and the New Year, Spring Break (typically March), Easter, Memorial Day (last Monday in May), July 4th, Labor Day (1st Monday in September), and Thanksgiving (4th Thursday in November).

Also check out the hotels you are considering on review websites like TripAdvisor.com and Oyster.com for hotel reviews from people who have stayed on the property. ​

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