For many travelers, staying at a hotel is de rigueur and most hotel stays don't last more than a week. For those looking for a longer vacation, villas and private home rentals are popular. But not every home advertised on vacation rental sites is insured or legitimate.
Renters should be cautious when wiring money to these organizations. So, what is a traveler to do if they want the amenities of a hotel with the comforts of home? Extended stay hotels and properties are a great option. In New York City, one of the best properties in this category is the Sutton Court Hotel Residences in Midtown.
Situated in historic Sutton Place on Manhattan's East Side, Sutton Court Hotel Residences allow long-term guests to live like New Yorkers. Studios offer more room than many small apartments in the city so it's no wonder many people in between residences feel comfortable here. One-bedroom suites run about 625 square feet and offer a host of amenities.
Guests can relax in a carpeted living room with comfortable couches and a large flatscreen TV as well as a desk for that pesky work. Hungry? Instead of heading out to one of the restaurants in the area, you can cook up any number of goodies in the fully-equipped kitchen with fridge, stove and working dishwasher.
Bedrooms are casually appointed with neutral furnishings and pops of light green and blue around the king size beds. It may not win design awards but it's clean and appeals to every guest. Many hotels claim to have great city views but the Sutton Court really does offer some of the best views in the city. My suite looked out onto the East River and the Chrysler Building, my favorite New York City icon.
Amenities at Sutton Court Hotel Residences include a 24-hour doorman, complimentary high-speed Internet access, a spacious fitness center, free local and long distance calls in the U.S. and a picturesque courtyard for guests. Maid and laundry services are available for an additional fee.
One-bedroom suites start at $6,700 a month (30-day minimum stay) but the Sutton Court runs sales throughout the year. Time your visit to one of these sales and you could save $670 on your entire stay. The property is currently offering several exclusive packages for anyone who books a stay before September 5. Packages run the gamut and include Metrocards, discounts to area attractions, gift certificates to hot restaurants and admission to the MOMA and Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Sutton Court Hotel Residences
417 East 57th Street
New York, NY 10022