Our Mission

With current headquarters in Los Angeles, Biz-stay.com was launched in September 2000 to help travelers find high-quality extended stay lodging. To make the search process as simple as possible, lodging options are presented in a directory format according to general location. Biz-stay.com strives to serve as a comprehensive directory. Our listing rates are kept low enough to fit the budget of any quality accommodation provider.

Our Philosophy

We recognize that the two most important resources of business travelers are information and time. Our mission is to provide you with quick access to the highest quality information available.

We are pleased to provide information found nowhere else on the Internet. Our original research includes a useful comparison of features and amenities at extended stay hotel chains, and a weekly discount rate survey for over 1300 extended stay hotels. We also provide global corporate housing news briefs and first-hand suite hotel reviews.

Types of Lodging Selected by Biz-stay.com

The preferred accommodation choices in our directory are short-term furnished apartments or homes, and apartment-style hotel rooms with kitchens. (Accommodations of this type are commonly referred to as corporate housing, temporary housing, serviced apartments, extended stay hotels, apart-hotels or self-catering apartments.) Preference is also given to hotels that offer extended-stay discounts, typically for 7 days or longer.

Most locations also list suite hotels. These are usually defined as properties with guestrooms that feature the following:

  1. Microwave & refrigerator
  2. Wet bar
  3. Separate living and sleeping areas

There are occasional exceptions to these guidelines. Biz-stay.com is a global directory, with options no matter where your destination might be. In some locations, it is difficult to find true extended stay lodging. In these areas we list alternatives, usually high-quality hotels. In addition, our directory covers many resort destinations (e.g. Destin Florida) where travelers are usually interested in a broader range of accommodations. In such places we list resort hotels as well.

Using Biz-stay.com

The place to start is the Homepage. From here, either click on your destination region on the world map, or select a popular location from the list below the map. Alternatively, users may perform a text-based search of our database. This option works well to locate a specific city, hotel or apartment provider.

To make your search easy, lodging options are organized according to general location. For example, most suburban locations are featured on the same page as the nearest major city. These "city pages" are often subdivided according to area within the metro area. This way, there's usually no need to know exactly which small suburbs are close to your destination. Our directory groups nearby alternatives together.

We also make an effort to classify lodging options according to type, for example Extended Stay Hotels or Furnished Apartments. For a complete list of terms found on Biz-stay.com, along with definitions, see our Extended Stay Glossary.

Of course, accommodations are only part of the story. A new working environment presents many issues: where to eat, how to get around, how to spend your free time, etc. We've identified the best online resources for wherever business takes you.You'll find them in the Visitor Center section on most of the 1,000+ cities in our database.