As a huge travel nerd, I would definitely take a week-long vacation several times a year if I could. Long trips aren’t always practical, but one night away can feel incredibly refreshing, so that’s what I did this summer!
I wanted to spend a night somewhere that wasn’t too far from home, but far enough away that it felt like a little getaway. This little overnight trip came together perfectly.
One of my writing jobs is doing hotel and suite descriptions for Suiteness.com I recently wrote descriptions for something like 50 different Home2Suites hotels and started thinking that it would be interesting to check one out in person to improve my writing. I mentioned it to the Suiteness team, and they hooked me up with a free night! It was perfect timing because I wanted to spend some time car shopping in Springfield, so spending the night there would make it easy to test drive a bunch of cars in one trip.
Home2 Suites is a chain by Hilton that offers all-suite accommodations that are pet-friendly and perfect for extended stays. Having researched so many for my writing, I can tell you that they all have a few things in common. At every Home2Suites property (they’re all over the country!), you’ll find a complimentary breakfast buffet, a combination fitness and laundry center called Spin2Cycle, a patio area to relax on, and either an indoor or outdoor pool. In short, all of the basics for a nice stay. While I can only speak personally about the one I stayed at, this post should give you a pretty good idea about the brand in general.