What is a Serviced Apartment?

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What is a serviced apartment?

A serviced apartment is an all-inclusive fully furnished apartment that is available for short-term or long-term rental, usually of one month or more. Unlike a traditional apartment, a serviced apartment includes all utilities, cable, and internet costs and is managed by a professional company that also provides cleaning and maintenance. Serviced apartments are often used by business travelers, military personnel, and those who want the convenience and flexibility of having a home-like space while they are away from home. There is very little difference between a serviced apartment and corporate housing, except that some serviced apartment providers may be willing to accommodate shorter stays of less than 30 days for vacation travelers. 

Are serviced apartments cheaper than hotels and Airbnbs?

Serviced apartments are 30-50% less than traditional hotels for extended stays, and 15-30% less than Airbnbs for stays of one month or more. Additionally, serviced apartments have all-inclusive pricing whereas Airbnbs tack on cleaning fees and service fees after quoting your initial price. For longer stays of 3 months or more, serviced apartments can easily save clients hundreds or thousands of dollars. Compare the cost of other temporary housing accommodations and learn “how much does corporate housing cost in 2023?”

What is serviced housing on Airbnb?

On Airbnb, a serviced apartment is a listing that is managed by a professional company rather than an individual host. Airbnb serviced housing is fully furnished and equipped with amenities such as a kitchen, laundry facilities, and housekeeping services. Like other types of Airbnb rentals, serviced apartments can be booked for short-term or longer-term stays and include cleaning fees and service fees. However, Airbnb serviced apartments are typically the best option for travelers who are staying in a location for under-a-month, and who want the convenience and comfort of a hotel, but with the added benefits of a community space, gym, amenities, and privacy of a home or apartment. If you are staying for more than 30 days, month to month furnished apartments typically offer the same conveniences with better cost savings.

What is the difference between a serviced apartment and a hotel?

The main difference between a serviced apartment and a hotel is the amount of space and the length of stay that each provides. Also called corporate housing, serviced apartments are typically larger than hotel rooms and offer more living space, including a separate bedroom, a full kitchen, and a dining or living area. Many serviced apartments are a good option for travelers who are staying in a location for one month or more because the cost of corporate housing is less, and travelers can create a home away from home. In contrast, hotel rooms are typically smaller and more compact, with just a bed and a bathroom, and can be very expensive for stays beyond a few days or weeks.

Alamo Corporate Housing

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It was easily the best Temporary Duty housing I’ve had in 14 years of service and over 100 travel trips. Painless and easy, incredibly responsive and nonintrusive. I was truly impressed. Thank you so very much.
JamesCol, USAF
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I recommend Alamo Corporate Housing in San Antonio to anyone in the future who needs corporate apartments. The service and stay has been first class. Thank you.
Jennifer B.
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You made my transition to Texas very easy. The serviced apartment is lovely and the team at Alamo Corporate Housing is very helpful.
Geoff S.
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You guys are the best!! Can’t thank you enough…
Christina R.
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This whole situation with having to move so fast has been a very pleasant experience because of you so thank you very much. We appreciate all that you do.
Vikki G.
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A huge thanks to everyone!!
Susan S.
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We can’t thank you enough for working with us. We had such a positive experience with you, Steven and all of Alamo. We will happily refer friends & family to Alamo if they are in need of corporate housing in San Antonio, Austin or other cities you service. Thanks!
Jon S..
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Again thanks so much for being flexible. I’ve enjoyed my stay here in San Antonio. You guys made my stay so much easier! I’ll be sure to pass on your company to others that may be coming to SA for a long-period.
Sabrina G.
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Again- I just wanted to send you my sincere thanx for everything you and your staff did to assist me (and make me feel ‘at home’) while on my detail to San Antonio, TX. I appreciate all you did for the 6 months I stayed in your corporate housing lodging. I will be recommending you to those I know will be traveling to the Alamo City. Take care & best of luck.

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