How to Find Low-Cost Extended-Stay Hotels and Motels

Updated on June 10, 2019
All you need to know about weekly hotels and motels.
All you need to know about weekly hotels and motels. | Source

Weekly hotels—sometimes referred to as extended-stay hotels or apartment hotels—might be the answer to your housing situation if you're new to an area, you're only moving there temporarily, you have low income and can't afford your own apartment, or if you have an eviction dogging your credit and your apartment applications are constantly being denied.

You might be tempted to hit the roommate section on Craigslist, but what you need to know is that it can be awkward and unsafe living with someone that you do not really know.

You can also forget about crashing at a friend or family member’s house because you can very quickly wear out your welcome—you do not want to cramp someone else’s style.

You'll have your privacy if you live in a weekly hotel. You will not be a burden to anyone, and there is nothing better than having your “own place” to crash after a long day at work.

How to Find Cheap Weekly Motels Near You

To save you time and effort, I've compiled a list of weekly motels and hotels that usually offer affordable rates and decent lodging:

There are weekly hotels in the seediest locations that will run you only $99 to $120 a week, and then there are gorgeous extended-stay hotels that will cost you between $325 to $425 a week.

However, hotel quality and rates can vary from location to location. A quick Google search of "extended-stay hotels near me" will turn up a map of your location with nearby extended-stay hotels. Of course, you can also use travel sites like Travelocity or Booking.com.

Things to Consider Before Staying at a Weekly Hotel

There is somewhat of a trick to finding weekly housing. You will need to find an extended-stay hotel that is maintained well enough so that you will want to stay but affordable enough so that you actually can stay.

Just as almost anything else in life, the more money you pay, the more quality you'll get.

1. Safety (neighborhood, security)

Do your research. Check to see if the area around the hotel is walkable—especially if you don't have your own car and need to get groceries, go to work/school, etc. Also see how secure the hotel is. Does it have a history of break-ins or other criminal activity? Cheap motels and hotels are often situated in sketchy areas, so although the cheap rate may be attractive, consider your safety the number one priority.

2. Cleanliness

Cheap hotels may not have the best hygiene and health standards. Problems like bed bugs, roaches, mold, and dirty furniture are not only off-putting, they can also lead to a number of health problems. Spend some time reading reviews from past tenants. If possible, go check out the place to see if it is tolerable.

3. Convenience (near restaurants, shopping, etc.)

Whatever your reason for staying at an extended-stay hotel, convenience is usually a big factor. You may want to look for a place that is closest to your work, grocery stores, or any other place that you plan on visiting frequently. This is especially important if you don't have access to a car. Being able to walk to the places you need to go can save you a lot of money on commute.

4. Amenities

Some contracts include free breakfast, housekeeping, free parking, and access to facilities like the fitness center and swimming pool. Consider whether any of these are a necessity—or something that you're willing to spend a little extra on. Read the fine print thoroughly before booking a stay to avoid any surprise fees.

Pros and Cons of Weekly Hotels

Pros
Cons
No credit checks
Small space
No leases
Limited kitchen
Low move-in costs
Internet can be slow
Utilities are included
TV channel selections are limited
Amenities (fitness center, pool, etc.)
Decorating is also limited
Already furnished
May reflect badly on your credit
Extended-stay hotels can be a great alternative option, but they are only temporary fixes, and there are many factors to consider before booking a stay.

5 Reasons You May Need an Extended-Stay Hotel?

1. You're New to the Area

Being a long way from home, it can take awhile before you really get to know the area. Which neighborhoods are the safest? Which areas are most convenient (e.g. for commute to work, shopping, school etc.)? Rather than rushing to any decisions, staying in a weekly hotel can give you time to plan out the best possible living situation for you.

2. You Only Need to Move Temporarily

You may be a business traveler who is temporarily relocating for work, or you're just scoping out a new area to see if you like it. Your stay may not be long enough to find an apartment to lease or a house to rent, and it may not be short enough to book a hotel. Extended-stay hotels offer a flexible and cost-effective solution for people who only need to move somewhere temporarily.

3. You Can't Afford Expensive Moving Costs

Moving into an apartment can be expensive. Even if you can find affordable housing, you still might have to find the funds to pay for the up-front costs, like a high security deposit, the first month’s rent, and non-refundable application and administration fees—don’t you just love that whole “administration fee” nonsense that many apartment complexes charge?

4. You Have an Eviction on Your Credit History

Not having all of the cash up front is a hurdle in itself. But there can be an even bigger one: Many people do not know that it can be extremely difficult to get approved for an apartment if you have an eviction on your credit history.

Evictions stay on your credit history for seven years, and any time another apartment complex pulls your application, they will be able to see that negative mark.

Most complexes will flat out refuse to rent to you because, as far as they are concerned, you did not pay your rent to a previous landlord, so there is a high risk that you might do the same thing to them.

Even if you've learned your lesson after being evicted—and you swear you'll never let it happen to you again—unfortunately, you now have bad credit. You'll just have to roll with the punches.

Luckily, there are housing alternatives for people with an eviction on their credit, including looking for an affordable extended-stay hotels and motels that charge weekly or monthly.

5. You Have a Criminal History

Another reason you may not be able to get an apartment is if you have a criminal background. Many apartment complexes will check your criminal history. If you have a negative mark against you, the complex might refuse to rent to you.

We all know that the justice system is supposed to rehabilitate those who have committed a crime, but most of us also know that the justice system’s rehabilitation process does not work that well. You cannot really blame an apartment complex for refusing to rent to you if you have a criminal background, but you still need to be able to find safe and decent housing.

Final Thoughts

If you live in an extended-stay hotel, you are technically considered to be homeless in many states. Therefore, you might be able to qualify for low income assistance programs that can give you financial assistance to move into your own apartment if you can find one.

Finally, if you’ve checked out most of the options in this guide, and you still can’t find anything that suits your needs, perhaps it may just be time to relocate....Do yourself a favor and at least check out the link below to the Top 20 Cities in the U.S with the Lowest Rental Rates.

Good luck to you.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

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      Mike Bearden 

      3 days ago

      Nicely done article. Thank you.

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      Mimi 

      8 days ago

      Need a shelter/ hotel in Massachusetts. In or around Saugus. I am homeless and need a place ASAP.

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      Robert Kinney 

      3 weeks ago

      I'm on a gov. Budget of 966.00 a month that they will pay for rent.any places cheap around the puyallup.federal way Washington area ?

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      tdw71@msn.com Troy Wilkerson 

      6 weeks ago

      I need a monthly rate motel or hotel near hwy75 and hwy80

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      MARIA VILLANUEVA 

      6 weeks ago

      I need a room for my son..for a week or two..today..please

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      Elizabeth Tucker 

      7 weeks ago

      Hi Rachaelle,

      Thank you so much for this article I was wondering if you knew of any of the "cheap seedy" hotels my brother is homeless and sleeping in a car in Everett Wa. Thank you so much for any help

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      Amber 

      7 weeks ago

      Looking for cheap weekly rated hotels and motels in Jacksonville Florida area

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      Kathleen Adonai 

      7 weeks ago

      I am in an emergency situation, I am employed but as with most jobs I don't have enough hours and the pay sucks.

      I have been living in an apartment with a verbal agreement that I could stay here if I took care of the property until it sold.

      I just found out that I have two weeks to get out, the property sold. I need an affordable apartment for myself and two cats or I will be homeless. Any advice?

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      Shaunam meyer 

      8 weeks ago

      Need a place to livewithmydog

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      Darla 

      8 weeks ago

      Motel/wiith kitchenette.

      On monthly rate.

      Please.

      Can you help me with this.

      Please and thank you.

      Ive learned alot , just from reading your advice.

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      Dave 

      8 weeks ago

      Woodsprings Suites is the one I use on occasion. It was $45 a night and has a small kitchen and very safe. There a re a few in Orando and one in Kissimmee and one in Clermont which is the one I would look at since is cheaper and near your town. Also, try Air&B app. Good luck!

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      Shelley Stonestreet 

      2 months ago

      Hi Rachelle

      Im looking for a place needs to be clean but also will allow my dog and 2 cats to be with me. Close to Evergreen CO for my job.

      Thanks

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      Judith Lakomy 

      2 months ago

      I am currently working and my job provides housing. However that will end soon and I am looking for a place where I can bring my two cats.

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      Eboni 

      2 months ago

      Looking for a nice clean hotel with weekly or monthly rates for a few months for me and my family until we find a permanent place .. in Kissimmee or Orlando area

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      Lynn 

      2 months ago

      Finding weekly or apartment weekly housing less than $1,200 mo with tax.

      Thanks

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      SugarStick 

      2 months ago

      I am going to be homeless in a few days. I’m not sure where to look. I am glad I found this site

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      Ammie Mc Gee 

      2 months ago

      Im looking for a cheap motel that i can rent month to month in chicago

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      Rhonda Francis 

      2 months ago

      Me and my boyfriend have moved to Rock Hill because family lives in this area and in Lancaster. I'm looking for monthly extended stay for probably two months maybe three until find a permanent location near the beach.

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      mia 

      2 months ago

      I'm aiming for the cheapest seediest motels 99-125wk price range. Where are those motels at in PA and MD? Im not at all picky at this point just need the cheapest place I can find. Thanks

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      Ron Flatow 

      2 months ago from Punta Gorda FL

      Hi Rachelle, I wanted to see if you could help. I am trying to find a Motel to stay at for monthly use in the Port Charlotte and surrounding areas of Florida. On a very limited budget. Do you know of any that offer discounts for 55 with disability.

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      Jenny 

      3 months ago

      Hi Rachelle Im looking in the Atlanta area or surrounding counties which extended stay thats affordable that you recommend.

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      Amie 

      3 months ago

      I am going to Denver and I will have 2 friends with me. and we will have 800$ to pay for a month at a motel. Any ideas?

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      Bob 

      3 months ago

      What part of NJ Tina?

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      Tina 

      3 months ago

      any places in NJ for about $700 a month?

      Thank you.

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      Rachelle Williams 

      4 months ago from Tempe, AZ

      Hi Carlos,

      Congratulations on getting a job! In the Houston, TX area there are Woodspring Suites and Intown Suites. In general, Woodsrping Suites are typically nicer than Intown Suites and surprisingly, their rates are usually around the same range. Good luck to you!

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      Rachelle Williams 

      4 months ago from Tempe, AZ

      It would be exceedingly difficult to find housing for a single person with a budget of only $800 a month, I can't imagine trying that with a family of 4. Quite honestly, you might want to look at public housing options, trying to get your name on the Section 8 list, or look to the shelters to see if they might have a program to help families. Realistically, your biggest task would be to raise your income. I don't know anything about your personal situation, but if you cannot work for whatever reason, you might want to look to online resources...

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      Rachelle Williams 

      4 months ago from Tempe, AZ

      Hello Art,

      If you are single, you should check out AirBnB and see what they have to offer. Cali isn't a place that has a lot of affordable anything, and extended stay hotels are not plentiful there, at least not the ones that are affordable... Good luck to you.

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      Carlos reyes 

      4 months ago

      Im new in houston texas.got my first job but i cant aford a house or apartment yet.looking for a hotel that i can stay for six month..please help.

      Thank you

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      R.C. 

      4 months ago

      Hi Rachelle,

      Relocating to Waco, TX. Family of 4 with a small 10 lb. dog with a budget of $800 monthly, while searching for permanent residence. Having a difficult time finding anything in that range that doesn't have an annual commitment. I even tried Air BNB but it's still well over $1200. Do you have suggestions?

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      Art Aponte 

      4 months ago

      Hello Rachelle,

      I got a new job in the San Gabriel Valley, CA that I will start on July 1st. But i am currently on a low budget utill i get my 1st check at the end of July. Do you have any suggestions for an extended stay motel in the San Gabriel Valley Area? It coul also be in Anaheim, Glendale or Pasadena

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      Rachelle Williams 

      4 months ago from Tempe, AZ

      Where are you located?

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      Rachelle Williams 

      4 months ago from Tempe, AZ

      Hello Angel. There are Intown Suites located in Sheridan @ 2900 W Hampden Ave, Sheridan, CO 80110•(303) 789-2360 and there are two others located in Aurora @ 14090 E Evans Ave, Aurora, CO 80014•(844) 286-9157 and 2221 S Havana St, Aurora, CO 80014•(303) 283-8421

      These places aren't "luxurious" by any means, but they're available. I advise you call to the individual locations and ask what the weekly rate is AFTER taxes...

      Good luck to you!

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      Angel 

      4 months ago

      Hi im in denver CO. Im looking for a exstended stay and im on SSD i get 800 a month. What do u recomend?

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      Rachelle Williams 

      4 months ago from Tempe, AZ

      Let me know if there's anything else I can look into for you...

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      Barbara Byrd 

      4 months ago

      Thank you very much.

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      Rachelle Williams 

      4 months ago from Tempe, AZ

      I'm so sorry to hear about your situation. If your income is only $250 per month, I"m not sure how you're going to manage, because most hotels cost much more than that, even the ones that aren't so nice. However, I do see that there is an Extended Stay America location near you, they are expensive though at around $425 per week, the least expensive option for you near you is the Intown Suites, 6651 Eagle Crest Dr, North Richland Hills, TX 76180•(817) 427-0543 - their rates are more reasonable, you can check to see what they have. The only other option would be the shelters, is there no one in the family to take your grandson in while you go to a women's shelter? My last piece of advice would be to look at van dwelling. I know it sounds crazy, but it's sometimes better than shelters and it sure beats the streets... Go to YouTube and search for "Van Life with a Kid" and look at what some other people are doing. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to reply to this comment...

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      Barbara Byrd 

      4 months ago

      Hello.

      I am being evicted at the end of this month 6/19. Ihave 2 grandkids that I am raising, we have been trying to get the homeless prevention places to help us but so far no luck, I lost my income and I am disabled, we currently are living on $250 per month. The places I have tried want to separate my 14 1/2 grandson from us, we just had thier little sister die a year ago and we wont be torn apart anymore than we have been. We are in Fort Worth Texas and I am now looking at these hotels can you give us any info to go on here? Thanks in advance.

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      Rachelle Williams 

      4 months ago from Tempe, AZ

      Hi Catherine,

      Cali is hard, because nothing is truly affordable there...which is why there are so many homeless people there...that being said, the chain, Extended Stay America operates there, they are somewhat more expensive than the average though:

      Extended Stay America Orange County - Huntington Beach

      5050 Skylab Rd, Huntington Beach, CA 92647•(714) 799-4887

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      Rachelle Williams 

      4 months ago from Tempe, AZ

      Maryland has the Woodspring Suites, they're decent and not as expensive as some of the others:

      WoodSpring Suites Frederick

      341 Ballenger Center Dr, Frederick, MD 21703•(240) 575-2550

      WoodSpring Suites Baltimore White Marsh

      4985 Mercantile Rd, Nottingham, MD 21236•(443) 290-0101

      WoodSpring Suites Washington DC Andrews AFB

      6010 Allentown Rd, Camp Springs, MD 20746•(301) 423-4200

      I wish you the best of luck!

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      Lee 

      4 months ago

      Looking for extended stay in Maryland for weekly rate

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      Catherine johannsen looking for a cheap extended stay motel to pay weekly in Huntington Beach , westminester California 

      4 months ago

      This is very helpful , but need areas here in California

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      Rachelle Williams 

      4 months ago from Tempe, AZ

      You could try th eCandlewood Suites, they tend to be pricey, but call and ask what their weekly rate is:

      700 N Cole Rd, Boise, ID 83704

      (877) 531-8738

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      Teresa 

      4 months ago

      Anything cheap monthly in idaho? Caldwell, nampa or Boise

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      Rachelle Williams 

      4 months ago from Tempe, AZ

      Hi There Dawn,

      "Central Florida" is a big place. Are you closer to Orlando or Tampa Bay? There are lots of resources in both places, so let me know and I'll see what I can come up with...

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      Rachelle Williams 

      4 months ago from Tempe, AZ

      Hi Taucha, I'm assuming you mean College Park, GA?? The following locations are close to that area:

      InTown Suites in Forest Park

      363 Forest Pkwy, Forest Park, GA 30297•(404) 363-2325

      HomeStay Suites in Riverdale

      6231 GA-85, Riverdale, GA 30274•(770) 997-0100

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      Rachelle Williams 

      4 months ago from Tempe, AZ

      There is an Extended Stay America at

      400 Main Avenue in Stamford, 203-847-6888,

      but these tend to be very expensive, first

      try the homeless services in the area:

      Malta House, Inc.

      Norwalk, CT

      (203) 857-0088

      Open 24 hours

      The Open Door Shelter

      Norwalk, CT

      (203) 866-1057

      Homes with Hope, Inc.

      Westport, CT

      (203) 226-3426

      Pacific House

      Stamford, CT

      (203) 348-2792

      Open 24 hours

      I wish you the very best of luck.

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      Art 

      5 months ago

      Can't find any motels in my area that will let us stay on a weekly rate. We're on a senior housing waiting list and can't sign another lease and can not afford the rent that landlords want. I live in Norwalk, CT

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      Taucha Blackshear 

      5 months ago

      I'm needing to have a cheap extended stay because I have no where to go at this time I'm in College Park and I need weekly rates for $145 a week until I can get on my feet.

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      Dawn 

      5 months ago

      I’m disabled and live on fixed income and I have a pet but I am now homeless because my mother passed away and they took back her home that I was living in I’m looking for something I can afford but I only receive 795 month I live in central Florida can you help with suggestions

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      Eddie 

      5 months ago

      I need a low monthly rental as im on s.s. can i find an extenended stay motel/hotel

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      R.. Trahan 

      5 months ago

      Need a cheap extended stay hotel in Childress, Texas for approx 2 weeks until I can move nack to Oklahoma. Thank You!

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      Troy 

      5 months ago

      Hi I'm trying to find a hotel less than 225 a week and I haven't had much luck finding a place to cheaper I'm in Lancaster PA please any help thanks Troy

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      Robert Richards 

      5 months ago

      Whats best cheapest weekly motel /extended stay around lahabra anaheim area

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      Rachelle Williams 

      5 months ago from Tempe, AZ

      I'm sorry you're in this situation, but I'm happy to see that you're in a financial space where you can afford an extended stay unit until you find an apt. Have you considered moving from that area to a lower cost area? Glendale, AZ is probably closest to you that I can think of with decent rental rates, and it's not too too far from Cali (of course, I don't know where in CA you are...). Also, to save on application fees, try to find places that are running "no application fee" specials, and "move in specials" are good to look out for as well. I wish you the best of luck!

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      Holly Hamilton 

      5 months ago

      My roommate and received a vacate notice about a month before our 1st. year lease was up. Owner wanted to do upgrades. I have a support pet. Due to the high cost of living here in California (and rental increases-our just went up from $1275/mo to 1400/mo) be have been unable to find a place to live. We have to have 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms(he is 68 and I am 73)' and cannot share a bathroom, and we also cannot find a place who will accept my pet; that we can afford. Tonight we begin sleeping in a extended stay motels/as last night we slept on the floor. All of our belongings are now in storage / 1 storage units/ each are 8 x 25 feet. This is as close as I have ever come to homeless, and actually, it is homeless. It costs 35 to 50 each time to run a credit check/that is each of us. Not to mention that each time we apply it lowers our score, so we are not applying at alot of places, for that reason. I was 15 years in a place before this one; owner was ill and had to sell. I am at my witts end. Then I turn on the computer and suddenly see this articule. Must be my ":lucky day".

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      Rachelle Williams 

      6 months ago from Tempe, AZ

      The deals vary from week to week and location to location; plus, sometimes there aren't any deals. Where are you?

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      Perla geerdes 

      6 months ago

      Please let me know about best deals for a week

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      Paula Christine 

      7 months ago

      Yes please let me know . love this. Thank you.

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      Othman Savage 

      7 months ago

      I would like to know what are the cheapest weekly motel rates in the San Gabriel valley preferably next to the cities of West Covina and Hacienda Heights thank you.

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      Diamond 

      7 months ago

      How abt in the metro area? Michigan

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      Rachelle Williams 

      8 months ago from Tempe, AZ

      Right outside of Chicago, in Portage, IN there is the Affordable Suites. They reportedly offer comfortable living spaces for around $325 weekly. For around $399 weekly, there is the Woodspring Suites, those are usually decent, there's a location near you in Romeoville, and in Schaumburg, Extended Stay America offers discounted rates at about $1K monthly for furnished studios. Please reply and keep me abreast of how you are doing and what you have found, and I'll be more than happy to continue to search for resources for you.

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      Rachelle Williams 

      8 months ago from Tempe, AZ

      Jessica, I'm so sorry you're in this situation, and I completely understand how horrible it must be to feel trapped by circumstances. The first thing I would do in your situation is call 211 to see if there are any resources that can help you immediately. I would also call the San Bernardino office of Homeless Services at (909) 386-8297. Are you and your son homeless due to domestic violence? If so, there are shelters specifically for that population and you should make sure to let someone know. Do you have any sort of income? Is it possible to sell your vehicle now while it's running? I ask, because you may be able to relocate to a more affordable area of the country with a decent amount of money from the sale of your car... I mentioned the homeless resources, because when I searched housing in your area everything I found was extremely expensive, and the one affordable option I found seemed suspect, and I would never want to send you and your son to someplace where either of you may be harmed. Please reply and keep me abreast of how you are doing and what you have found, and I'll be more than happy to continue to search for resources for you.

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      Jessica 

      8 months ago

      I'm homeless with a 2 year old son in San Bernardino county (Redlands) southern California . My apartment flooded last summer, in August. Been in motels and my car ever since. . Motels are very expensive, even not so good ones. I don't know how to get out of this hole.. especially now my car i isn't running good and i can't leave the immediate area.i don't know what to do..im desperate. I hate living like this. I hate not having family or any type of support.

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      Bren Reed 

      8 months ago

      Need temporary housing on Chicago any suggestion????

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      Susan Jenkins 

      8 months ago

      Needing temporary housing until May.

      What do you recommend please

      Olive Branch, Ms

      Southaven, MS

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      Rachelle Williams 

      8 months ago from Tempe, AZ

      Thanks for the info Tim, maybe someone in your area can make use of it!

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      Rachelle Williams 

      8 months ago from Tempe, AZ

      Hi Kristin, I'm not sure what would be considered the "south shore," but I know that Extended Stay America has properties all over Boston. They tend to be expensive on the weekly rates, you can start by calling this number: (781) 356-8333 - if that doesn't work out for you, you can ask if they other locations near where you want to be.

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      tim of bristol va 

      8 months ago

      here you can rent furnished and unfurnished apts for under $500 one br and several motels under $175 a week hope this helps tricities tn bristol tn and va is growing fast 3 huge motels in town being build one opened and lots more we even getting a new waterpark in few years they approved and maybe a huge casino

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      Kristin 

      8 months ago

      Hi rachelle ...any of these motels in the south shore area of boston

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      Gingermom 

      9 months ago

      Hi my husband and i became homeless when our apartment flooded last week we relocated to the san fernando valley where we have support until feb 3rd. My husband is disabled and i need to look for work but even if i landed a job monday i still would have to wait a week or two for money. We have terrible credit abd are hinding out rents are beyond our means. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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      Rachelle Williams 

      9 months ago from Tempe, AZ

      Hello Latrensha, I would absolutely love to help you, so I'm going to give you some hard truth. In the Los Angeles area, anything that is going to be "cheap" is going to be some place you don't want your child to be. Are you from the LA area? You can email me at my confidential email, RachelleReports@gmail.com if you'd like.

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      LovesLifes72 

      9 months ago

      If chicago area extened ate nice clean and safe, if you on fix income i suggest the cicreo area in chicago,illnois there motel and hotel grocery stories and restaurants also good luck chicago area only.

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      Latrensha Dotson Mayberry 

      9 months ago

      I am looking for a cheap affordable reasonable extended stay motel in los angeles ,ca 90044 for me and my 9yrs old baby boy

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      Chad Norton 

      10 months ago

      We cant find a place to go we have to be out of here by dec 26 have any idots give us a text on here thank you

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      Susan Tasa 

      10 months ago

      Myson needsa place to stay till he finds another apartment. his income is low, but I can heip out a bit. He is looking for a place in minneapolis,MN, and wantsto jive near or in uptown 55408, because he works in that area and has no car.

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      Mary stockham 

      11 months ago

      Me and my husband are new in the area just became homeless in San Diego need some cheap monthly rooms to rent on fixed income

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      Anna 

      11 months ago

      I was looking for affordable hotels and saw you on Google, I need a place in Ga. or Chicago For me and my daughter. Its gotten way to expensive in Ft Lauderdale Fl. Its turning into a tourist city and everthing, wheather renting an Apt. or buying a decent house is way to pricey. Its an awesome thing you are doing, helping people find somewhere to live. Its a beautiful thing. ❤Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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      Nicole 

      11 months ago

      I'm staying in one. I have housekeeping free WiFi no utility costs free breakfast and it's safe. I live in Seattle and could no way afford the rent so I went 20 min north to a good motel

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      Willie Carter 

      11 months ago

      Thank you rachelle!

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      Rachelle Williams 

      12 months ago from Tempe, AZ

      Absolutely, jimcarlson1425, it is ideal to go into this type of lifestyle with either a partner or maybe get two beds and split the costs with someone else who might be interested in getting out of the situation as quickly as possible.

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      jimcarlson1425 

      12 months ago

      Hello Rachell, one more thing you might want to remind your readers of is if they decide to go the extended stay motel way, plan on staying for a while unless you have financial help from a second party. Once you choose this path, it is extremely hard to save enough money on your own to be able to escape the extended stay way of life. After three years of doing it myself, i know first hand how hard it is. Your article otherwise is very well written and informative. Another option if you have to live this way is if you have someting to offer back to the place youre staying i.e. handyman, bookkeeping, etc. That could knock a little bit off your rent as well. Thanks Rachell.

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      Rachelle Williams 

      12 months ago from Tempe, AZ

      Hi Willie Carter. I researched a couple of other options for you and created an entire article for weekly housing options in Austin, TX: https://hubpages.com/politics/No-Credit-Check-Hous...

      I wish you the very best of luck.

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      Willie Carter 

      12 months ago

      I looked at the list and unfortunately for austin tx I cannot find those prices

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      Rachelle Williams 

      12 months ago from Tempe, AZ

      Paige, I've been thinking about you and hoping you are safe. I wish I could do more for you, if you need additional help, please hit me up on rachellescribes@gmail.com and I'll try to help with more resources.

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      Paige Boehm 

      12 months ago

      Thank you!

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      Rachelle Williams 

      12 months ago from Tempe, AZ

      Well Paige, unfortunately Portland doesn't have any of the normal chains that provide low cost extended stay rates and the hotel chain that actually bears the name, "Extended Stay America" tends to be really expensive.

      I'm so sorry to hear that you're living in your car. You might want to try an organization called "Clean and Safe" @ 503.224.7383 to see if they can help you.

      Otherwise, are you tied to Portland? Have you considered relocating to someplace with better options?

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      Paige Boehm 

      12 months ago

      So, just look up Extended Stays? I'm currently living in my car in Portland Oregon

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      Rachelle Williams 

      12 months ago from Tempe, AZ

      You might try signing up on some of the roommate finder websites, and maybe even on Craigslist in some of the less expensive cities where you might like to live, but ALWAYS BE CAREFUL, trust your instincts, and TELL SOMEONE what your intent is every step of the way. Also, make certain the person you finally move in with (if that's your choice) is fully aware that people who know you also know exactly where you are..

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      Rachelle Williams 

      12 months ago from Tempe, AZ

      You're welcome!

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      Rachelle Williams 

      12 months ago from Tempe, AZ

      Hi Gee Gee, you might try the Suburban Extended Stay at 3910 Central Pike, Hermitage, TN 37076

      Phone: (615) 871-0505 or The Woodspring Suites 515 Metroplex Dr, Nashville, TN 37211

      Phone: (615) 387-1983 - Both of these chains are known for offering weekly rates and are usually a little bit more comfortable than the flea bag hotels that offer weekly rates for around the same or cheaper rates...

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      Gee Gee 

      12 months ago

      Hi, looking for a hotel in the price range between 250 and 350 a week in Nashville Tennessee. Do you know any places

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      Michael 

      12 months ago

      I will need to move out of my apartment soon in NJ. I don't have all the necessary funds to move into another place immediately. I work from home so I'm prepared to move anywhere in any state where I am able to pay weekly but would need hard cable hooked up to my computer not WIFI. I'm able to pay upwards of $450. per week, any suggestions?

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      Rachelle Williams 

      13 months ago from Tempe, AZ

      That's a tough one, because most decent hotels charge that amount per day. Unfortunately, you're not going to find much for $99 a week, if anything at all - and if you do find something at such a low rate, it probably won't be some place safe and sanitary. I would advised you to search for hostels in Austin, or seek out a homeless shelter and save your money until you can get an actual apartment.

      I wish you the very best of luck.

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      E.Hernandes 

      13 months ago

      Where can l find a 99.00 weekly rate in the austin area let me know

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      Rose 

      13 months ago

      Many thanx Rachelle. This info is so helpful.

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      Rachelle Williams 

      13 months ago from Tempe, AZ

      Indeed, they are way over-priced, because they know they have people who are in between a rock and a hard place, and they'll pay whatever they need to pay to stay off the streets and out of shelters. It's horrible!

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      Keneesha M Hodge 

      14 months ago from Chicago, Illinois

      thank you for this information, but these hotels, the ones available to me are ridiculously priced now. it's just crazy you can end up paying more for a hotel than an actual apt.

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      Jasmine 

      15 months ago

      I need a cheap room for a week I got kicked out of were I was staying I am located on the west side of Jacksonville Florida n I have two baby boys I need to find a place for

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      Tiffany 

      15 months ago

      Need to find a weekly to monthly room rate for the north Dallas area.. My boyfriend and I are on a fixed income with ssi and soon to be homeless...

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      Matthew 

      15 months ago

      Need help finding a motel for 99 a week in Phoenix Arizona

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