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Things to Consider When Choosing a Furnished Rental

At 5R Suites, it is important to us that all of our guests have a great experience in our furnished rentals. However, being in the furnished rental business we also hear stories from guests who have gone to other providers and have had poor living experiences. Below we are going to go over the different housing options and strategies and what you need to be aware of when looking for a furnished rental in Tacoma, Washington.


Housing Options and Pricing


The most common mistake we see when a guest is looking for a furnished rental is that they make pricing the deciding factor. While we all need to be mindful of our finances choosing the least expensive option may create more hassle for you than it’s worth. When a stay is cheap it could mean there are maintenance issues, it is not in an ideal location, crime in the area could be high, or you could have a living situation where you are sharing the home with others. So while it is important to stay within your budget, it is also important you make sure the place you’re selecting will fit your needs and provide the quiet, clean, and safe atmosphere you are expecting.


Living in a Private Room


One option is living in a private room in someone’s home or with a group of people. While this is typically an inexpensive option, it is also the option that comes with the most risk. When you live with someone else you envision a quiet place that is tidy, the people are friendly and it’s easy to reside in. What many people find is the home they are staying in is not clean, and the family or roommates have pets or kids that are noisy and make the stay less than relaxing. At times the home is dirty and guests don’t even feel comfortable using the kitchen utensils. This is because a private room is typically run by an individual and not a company. Because of this, you are at the mercy of how the homeowner runs the stay. They can make it a good or bad experience depending on their policies, cleanliness, and attention to whom they let rent their rooms.


Staying at an Extended Stay Hotel


Extended-stay hotels are the old-school option for people looking to stay somewhere furnished for a couple of months who didn’t want to stay in a hotel. These extended stays typically give you more privacy than renting a room in someone’s home, but a lot of times the other guests staying in these types of places can be a bit sketchy. They are not always working professionals nor do they typically live in the community. Another important factor is that extended stays have multiple units in one building so a lot of times cleanliness can be an issue and roaches and other bugs may be present in the unit.


Staying at an AirBnb


AirBnb is a great invention of the 21st century. The ability to stay in a nice home for a short period of time when you travel really has changed the whole hotel industry. With your own private place, you are living next to residents that live and work in the community. These residents are great tools to let you know what to do around town and where the best restaurants are located. Also, a lot of times you have access to the amenities provided in your apartment community. This includes the gym, pool, and clubhouse.


Our guests that have the best experiences often stay in an AirBnb type of stay. However, not all AirBnbs are created equal. AirBnbs run by reputable companies provide their guests with that hotel-like professionalism they are looking for, but the comfort of a home that feels like their own. At 5R Suites, we bring the ease of AirBnb to you. Our website provides you with luxury stay options that are reasonably priced, and easy to book. We even offer a money-back guarantee to ensure you are happy with your decision to stay with us. When choosing a furnished rental in Tacoma, Washington 5R Suites will meet all of your housing needs!

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