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What is an apartment?

An apartment is a type of lodging that offers travellers the convenience of having a home away from home. Apartments feature amenities like kitchens, and many have more than one bedroom. You can stay in a quaint apartment full of history and character, or in a modern condo-style unit. Whichever option you go for, you'll find that your apartment comes with more space and privacy compared to a standard hotel room.

Why should I stay in an apartment?

More and more travellers are choosing to stay in apartments while they're on vacation. An apartment appeals to many people because of the larger space and the presence of amenities such as a kitchen and living room air. B&Bs they are not because they give you more freedom. It's a sensible pick for travelling families, foodies, and guests who want to experience the local vibe. It also gives you the option to cook your own meals using local ingredients, relax in your own private space, and get your family or group of friends together under one roof.

Where do you find apartments?

Apartments are great for city travellers, as you're likely to find them in urban areas (think New York apartments), although they tend to be in the quieter residential neighbourhoods. This makes them a terrific choice for visitors who are looking to experience the local culture, and dine at restaurants and cafes that are close by. You'll find lots of options in London. It's also not unusual to find apartments near beaches or in ski resorts; some even have direct access to the sand and the slopes.

How much does it cost to stay in an apartment?

The cost of staying in an apartment varies a lot, depending on the type and size of the apartment you go for and its location. If, for instance, you opt to stay in a plush 3-bedroom apartment in Las Vegas, you can expect to pay up to thousands of dollars a night. On the other hand, staying in a basic, cozy apartment in an off-the-beaten-track spot in a European town like Rome, will cost you considerably less. An apartment can thus fit most travellers' budgets.

How to book an apartment

Looking to book an apartment that's just right for you? This process is very easy to complete on Expedia. Just search for accommodation the way you would for a conventional hotel, then filter the search results to show only apartments. Don't forget to check out flights and car rental options too, as discounts are readily available when you bundle these with your lodging.

What do apartments offer?

Apartments are a great way to experience the culture of the place where you're staying. You get to explore the local neighbourhood, enjoy homemade meals, and lie back and relax at your own pace in privacy. Serviced apartments sometimes even bring bonuses like housekeeping into the mix, so you can just focus on enjoying the sights and not worry about washing the dishes.

Apartments vs hotels

What makes apartments different from hotels? First of all, an apartment offers you more in terms of space. You can have the luxury of having several bedrooms, a kitchen, and a living room in an apartment, something you won't get by staying in a hotel room. You also have the option to cook your own meals instead of relying on room service or the minibar. More importantly, you get to enjoy your vacation in a space that you don't have to share with many other guests.

Apartments close to me

You can use Expedia to search for an apartment nearby, or close to attractions that you'd like to visit. You'll discover a great variety of lodging choices in many different places around the world. Whether you're looking for an affordable 1-bedroom apartment or a plush penthouse, Expedia's search tool is there to help you pick the right apartment that fits your budget and taste.