Thursday 24th May 2018,

What is a Serviced Apartment?

Corporate housing. Short-term rentals. Furnished apartments. Serviced apartments? With so many different terms to describe temporary furnished housing—particularly in different parts of the world—it can be confusing to know which is which. Fortunately, while these residences for short-term-stays go by many different names, the essential customer benefits and services remain the same.


In Europe and In the U.S.

Particularly in Europe, the term “serviced apartments” is often used to describe what are more commonly called “corporate apartments” in the United States. Like corporate apartments, serviced apartments offer guests a full-service solution with all the amenities they need to be comfortable living away from home on a temporary basis (usually 30 days or more).  Thus, there are key differences between a hotel and a serviced apartment.


Main Differences between a Hotel and a Serviced Apartment

Serviced apartments are generally much larger than hotel rooms—and unlike hotel rooms, these special residences are much more than a bed and a bath, truly offering the benefits of full-sized furnished apartments. And just as you’d predict from their name, serviced apartments also offer guests a wide range of services. In addition to amenities such as a fully equipped kitchen, housewares, and electronics, serviced apartments include housekeeping, guest services, and free Wi-Fi.


At Home Away from Home

In short, serviced apartments allow you to experience the same types of comforts and conveniences that you have at home but without the hassles, which is a key difference between a regular apartment and a serviced apartment. They can thus offer the perfect short-term solution during relocations, home renovations, medical extended stays, or even vacations when you need some extra room and want to have everything you need at your fingertips. What’s more, serviced apartments can offer significant cost-savings over hotels as well. Furnished Quarters, for example, offers serviced apartments with rates that average 30 to 50 percent less than upscale hotels. Additional savings come into play because guests at serviced apartments can opt to cook food in their own kitchen rather than having to eat out for every meal.


Serving Domestic and International Travelers

Furnished Quarters can fulfill the needs of both domestic and international visitors who need serviced or corporate apartments. We offer stylishly designed and fully equipped temporary furnished apartments nationally and globally, with one-call access to more than 40,000 furnished short-term apartments worldwide. Many of our apartments are located in the heart of key cities and neighborhoods, within walking distance of world-class shopping, restaurants, entertainment, and transportation hubs.


Planning Your Next International Trip?

If you’re traveling internationally and want to find out more about Q&A Residential Hotel or other serviced apartments that we offer worldwide at Furnished Quarters , contact us at 800-255-8117 to learn more about your options, whether you’re looking for a serviced apartment in NYC, in Paris, or in Hong Kong.