Though Maui is considered by many to be one of the top destination spots on earth, the idea of a lengthy stay in Maui sounds less appealing if it must be done in a hotel room similar to small studio. Insanity, claustrophobia, cabin fever; these are just some of the many ways to describe how many people feel about staying in a hotel room for an extended length of time. We would like to believe it would be relaxing and enjoyable. However, we all know that a stay of more than a few nights or up to a week is going to be hard on our nerves. However, and it should be noted. If you had to stay in a hotel for more than few nights, a stay in one of the many Maui Hotels is how to do it. Here are five tips for long-term hotel stays:
1. Try to avoid a luxury room, unless you can afford it. Though the thought may cross your mind to stay in the penthouse to make things “easier,” the truth is that those rooms often receive a higher rate of “service.” After a long day, you may not want to be bothered by management, maids, room service, and all of the other things that come with a nice room. You will likely want those things on your own time and terms. For them to come knocking at your door asking if you “need” anything will likely make your stay more uncomfortable in the long run. The other element to this idea is the price tag. A lengthy stay in the hotel’s best room will cost a hefty price. This is something you will not want to have to deal with after your stay.
2. Do what you would do at home. As humans we are creatures of habit. If you usually leave a cup on the back of the vanity for a quick drink at night then do the same thing in your hotel room. Whatever you can do to make it feel more like home may help you cope with having to stay there long-term.
3. Find and use coupons. Coupons are like free money. Much like free money if it were offered to you, you would be foolish not to use it. In a long term stay, every focus should be put on money saving. You won’t want room service for every meal, so a good coupon or two will help to give you more eating options. You can always get a Sunday edition of the local paper. Sunday is where most newspapers include the weekly coupons.
4. Pack what you will need to “survive.” Take every comfort you can reasonably take. If you have a laptop, be sure to bring the power cords and accessories. If you like to read, bring your favorite books. Try to remember before departing to the hotel that you will be there a while. Having these things is better than wishing you brought them.
5. Try to avoid sharing a room. If you are out on a business trip, make all of the best effort to avoid sharing a room. A lengthy stay with another person in the room will make it feel like a dormitory. This is not something that many people want to experience when having to stay in a hotel. Even if you have other reasons for being at the hotel, you will want and need a place to be at peace.
Following these 5 basic concepts may not make your stay any shorter. However, these tips can help make your stay less insane, less claustrophobic, and more enjoyable. You will be able to relax and enjoy your vacation.
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