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5 Things To Consider When Choosing Extended-Stay Accommodations

Written By The Inn at Fox Hollow | 02/25/21 | 4 min read

Extended-stay hotels are the “home away from home” you might need for a variety of reasons—and since these accommodations will be a stand in for your own house for a reasonable period of time, it’s important to consider a few details before you check in.

And by “details,” we are referring more than merely the price of accommodations. Instead, we want to discuss the finer points of everyday life, including things that are crucial in your home to you, your family, and yes, even your pets. 

So let’s review important things you should consider when booking an extended-stay hotel.

How Much Like Home Is Your Room?

When you’re looking to book accommodations to stay anywhere longer than a week, your personal preferences, wants, and needs must be taken into account. Some hotel rooms can feel sparse as they typically just feature the basics—a bed, television, coffeemaker, and if you’re lucky, a desk. However, because extended stay guest rooms are intended for visits of a week or more, you’ll find more of the creature comforts that you’re used to at home. Typical amenities and features in an extended stay room include kitchens with refrigerators, a dining area, sofas, a work station, and more.

The Inn at Fox Hollow delivers luxury features to extended-stay guests, including kitchens with a microwave, refrigerator, toaster, and utensils; flat-screen high-definition LCD TVs with Cablevision and HBO; along with spa bathrooms, hair dryers, and more. 

Do The Comforts Of Home Extend Beyond Your Room?

No matter how comfy your room, there are times when you need to leave in order to run errands or take care of everyday concerns. A good extended-stay hotel offers these many conveniences—there’s laundry to be done, meals to be procured, gym appointments to make, and business to conduct. Without those features and more, your hotel stay could quickly become quite uncomfortable. The very best extended-stay accommodations feature things like coin-operated laundry services, same-day dry cleaning, dining options, meal deliveries, free parking, and many other amenities that you can access.

Amenities outside of your guest suite at the Inn at Fox Hollow most definitely include necessities like dry cleaning services and laundry, along with a full array of dining options, which includes guests’ ability to receive meal deliveries, as well as in-suite and common area dining with food prepared by our kitchen staff. There’s also a lobby computer station, complimentary wired internet and wi-fi, a fitness center, pool, free parking, and other amenities.

Are Pets Allowed?

When you move into an extended-stay hotel—whether because of a home renovation, natural disaster, snowbird scenario, etc—your entire family is often in tow. And that includes your four-legged, furry family members. If you have a pet, it’s important to look into your hotel’s pet policy before checking in. You don’t want to get to the front desk to pick up your key, only to be told that pets aren’t allowed.

The Inn at Fox Hollow understands that pets and owners are often inseparable. As such, the Inn allows their guests’ small dogs to accompany them.

Where Is The Hotel Located?

Extended-stay properties are found in most major metro areas across the country. As an added bonus, when you stay at an extended-stay location, you’ll typically be close to major highways which means easy commuting to wherever you need to be. And oftentimes extended-stay hotels are surrounded by restaurants, retail stores, coffee shops, banks, convenience stores, and more. This gives you easy access to any of the items you need to make your stay feel even more like home. 

The Inn at Fox Hollow is centrally located on the North Shore of Long Island. It’s spot on Jericho Turnpike—a major thoroughfare in Nassau County—makes it accessible by multiple highways and other roadways. The local area can be considered a retail hub of Long Island, with plenty of department stores, restaurant chains, small eateries, and other establishments like banks and gas. However, the hotel is set back and surrounded by lush greenery, so even though it’s on a main road, it doesn’t necessarily feel like it when you’re inside of your room. 

What Are The Cleaning Standards?

It’s safe to say the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way we all travel. These days, cleaning protocols and safety standards are more important than ever in the hotel where you choose to rest your head and plant even temporary roots. It’s crucial to find out how your extended-hotel of choice has altered it’s cleaning standards in order to maximize guest comfort and peace of mind. Hotels will often keep rooms vacant for an extended period of time in between guests as an extra precaution. There could also be social distancing procedures in place, as well as other strict guidelines. 

The Inn at Fox Hollow has taken many measures to amplify the importance of safety and cleanliness for extended-stay guests. Check out this blog to learn more about our specific steps and protocols.


A good night’s sleep will always be the chief concern of anyone relocating outside of their home for any amount of time. But extended-stay hotel guests often require much more than a good pillow and soft sheets. The Inn at Fox Hollow meets and exceeds expectations, thanks to professionalism and a reliable level of services that cater specifically to guests seeking extended-stay accommodations. 

Contact the Inn at Fox Hollow at 516-224-8100 or info@theinnatfoxhollow.com to learn more about extended stays!

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