I'm a local and needed a place to stay while looking for a new apartment. The Extended Stay was especially appealing because of the kitchenettes they have in each room.
Pros: Room was clean and comfortable, and it was great to be able to make my own coffee in the morning and cook my own meals. The heater/AC was easy to use and worked very well. The large flat-screen television and reclining chair were both nice touches. Their "grab-and-go" breakfast was all right, too. Also, it's pet-friendly, although they do charge an extra fee. ($25 a day up to $150.)
Cons: While it was mostly quiet, I could hear the sounds the elevator made, which was slightly annoying. The free wireless internet was quite slow. You could pay an extra fee for faster internet, although I chose not to. The worst part of my stay was the staff. One of the people working the front desk was very friendly, but didn't seem to know what she was doing at all. And the general manager was very unfriendly to me, whether I was asking for more coffee creamer or extending my stay for an extra week. I don't know what exactly I did to offend her, but she treated me as if I'd killed her cat or something, despite the fact that I was nothing but polite and respectful towards her. And it didn't seem like it was just me. From what little I witnessed of her interactions with other guests, she seemed equally rude and condescending.
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