Many European travelers, and some Americans, often take three to five weeks vacation at one time. For them, staying in a motel simply isn’t an option. It is often better to rent if visiting larger cities, to find a comfortable place to stay. Orlando apartments are always an option to explore.
To start with, many hotels charge different rates for weekday stays and different ones for weekend stays. Usually, weekend rates are higher, and you will be required to pay them even if you have made a long-term reservation.
In addition, many motels have now adopted the technique of either requiring the guest to remain in the room, moving from place to place, while the maid cleans, vacuums, and dusts. If you are not present, your room is not serviced. Still other motels may have a time limit for maid service; the room must be vacant and if you are not out by a certain time, your room will not be serviced.
Even those that don’t have one of these aggravating techniques can still be frustrating, as the maid may knock on the door at a time that simply isn’t convenient (for instance, you’re trying to sleep in.) And, no matter how spacious the room seemed at first, eventually you may start feeling as if the walls were closing in.
Many apartment complexes offer vacant apartments for rent, either through the leasing agency or through sublet agreements with the current tenants.
For example, if you are visiting Florida during one of the summer holiday periods (Memorial Day, July 4, or Labor Day), you may be able to find “snowbirds” who have flown home (literally and figuratively), but rent their Orlando apartments out during their absence. These can be very satisfactory accommodations, as you are actually living in an apartment setting, not a hotel room.
Even if your visit will be shorter (say a week or ten days) renting Orlando apartments may still be a good option. The availability may be better than trying to find hotel accommodations during peak travel seasons, and, even better, you’re on your schedule, not the hotels.