Are you planning to do some cooking in a hotel room? We share what chains of hotels with kitchenettes are best so you don’t need to guess.
As much as I love to travel, staying in hotels and eating out gets old really quickly. Of course, we prefer van camping, but sometimes staying in a hotel is just more practical. And while I have experimented with cooking in a hotel room, having a hotel with a kitchenette is so much better!
Whether you are staying for one night or several weeks, these hotel chains offer rooms with kitchenettes, which means you can save money (and calories) on dining out.
Another bonus of staying with several of these brands is that they offer loyalty programs where you can earn points towards a free stay. A total win-win.
What Hotel Chains have the Best Kitchenettes?
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Extended Stay America
This value-based chain has over 600 locations across the United States and Canada. The majority of Extended Stay America hotels are pet-friendly and offer a wide range of perks, from free Wi-Fi, free parking, guest laundry, complimentary breakfast, and fully-equipped kitchens.
Select locations offer swimming pools, hot tubs, business centers, airport shuttles, and fitness centers.
Most locations are conveniently located near shopping centers, restaurants, and office parks.
The Extended Perk$ program offers members a 20% discount on stays of one to six nights, as well as discounts with other travel partners and retail stores.
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham
The Wyndham portfolio includes a wide range of brands from value chains like Super 8 and Days Inn to resorts such as Wyndham Grand and Dolce.
The extended-stay brand of Wyndham is Hawthorn Suites, with over 100 locations in the U.S. With free WiFi, fully-equipped kitchens and extra space in your guestroom, Hawthorn Suites offers great value in popular destinations like Orlando, Atlanta, and Dallas.
Most locations also provide guest laundry, fitness centers, a social hour and complimentary breakfast. Wyndham Rewards lets you earn points for each stay and they can be redeemed at over 9,000 locations worldwide.
Part of the Hilton brand, Homewood Suites is a mid-priced hotel chain of extended-stay suites. With nearly 500 locations across the US, Canada, and Mexico, Homewood Suites has studios, one- and two-bedroom suites, each with a fully-equipped kitchen.
The kitchens include a full-size refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, and stovetop. They also offer a complimentary grocery shopping service if you’re too busy to hit the store before dinner.
Each location also includes a complimentary hot continental breakfast and an evening social on most weekdays. As part of the Hilton Honors program, the points you earn can be used at hundreds of locations across the globe.
Another all-suite brand in the Hilton portfolio is Embassy Suites. With approximately 250 locations in North American and Latin America, this upscale hotel chain is the perfect option for travelers who want a touch of luxury in a residential setting.
Each location includes two-room suites with a private bedroom, a wet bar with microwave, refrigerator, and sink, and a sleeper sofa in the living room. Embassy Suites also provides free breakfast and an evening reception with drinks and snacks.
Many properties also have on-site restaurants should you opt-out of cooking for one night.
In the Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) known best for Holiday Inn hotels, Candlewood Suites offers a residential experience at great values. For budget-conscious travelers who need the full amenities of home, Candlewood Suites is a great choice, with over 300 worldwide locations.
The suites all feature a fully-equipped kitchen and seating area for extra space. Each location has a “Candlewood Cupboard” stocked with groceries for purchase, and outdoor bbq grills for guest use.
Most locations also have guest laundry facilities and a Lending Locker. The Lending Locker is stocked with anything from crockpots and toaster ovens to board games and lawn games.
The IHG Rewards program comprises Intercontinental, Kimpton, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, and more.
Another brand in the IHG portfolio is Staybridge Suites. With 200 locations around the world, Staybridge Suites offer a more upscale experience with residential suites. Fully-equipped kitchens and spacious suites have room for the family to spread out and unwind.
Every location in the United States is pet-friendly, with very reasonable pet fees. With an evening social hour, complimentary breakfast, fitness centers, and guest laundry, Staybridge Suites is ideal for a comfortable extended stay.
Part of the Marriott (now Bonvoy) brand, there are nearly 400 TownePlace Suites in the U.S. and Canada. These mid-priced suites feature fully-equipped kitchens, workstations, and closets with Elfa organization systems. Choose from studio suites with one or two beds or a one-bedroom suite for more privacy.
Complimentary hot breakfast and outdoor Weber grills add to your dining options, while the “Something Borrowed” option has you covered for anything you may have left behind.
With the recent merger of Marriott and Starwood, the Bonvoy Rewards program is good at over 7,000 worldwide locations.
Check Booking.com to see what is available.
Another all-suite option in the Marriott family is Springhill Suites, an upper-moderate chain with over 400 locations. Each suite features a separate area for work and relaxation, in addition to a mini-refrigerator and microwave. Upscale decor and spa-like bathrooms offer the ultimate escape after a day on the road.
Free breakfast, plus a 24-hour pantry stocked with convenience items are an added bonus. Enjoy additional amenities like a fitness center and stylish common areas, with outdoor firepits at many locations.
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Do you have a favorite hotel chain with kitchenettes? Tell me about it in the comments!