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What is a townhome?

As its name implies, a townhome, or townhouse, is a type of lodging house in a town. This means that if you stay in a townhouse, you can expect a spacious accommodation with one or more bedrooms, a living area, and a kitchen. Townhouses are thus ideal for families or groups on vacation. You can also find townhouses in large historic homes, which make for great wedding venues.

Why should I stay in a townhouse?

Whether you're staying in the US or somewhere in Western Europe, a townhouse is a convenient option if you're looking for accommodation that's big enough for a family or group.

A townhome is great if you want to avoid the bustling areas in your destination, and prefer to stay somewhere quieter where you can enjoy some privacy, cook your own meals, or bring your pets with you.


Where do you find townhomes?

There's an abundance of townhomes in many destinations around the world, from Maui to the Philippines. You're likely to spot townhouses in residential neighbourhoods in cities and towns, or in the suburbs. A townhome serves as a home away from home, and each kind has its own charm. Consider for instance the townhomes in Hoboken or the small-town charm of homes in the Hudson Valley, all of which present a quaint and quieter alternative to hotels in the surrounding area.


How much does it cost to stay in a townhouse?

The cost of staying in a townhouse varies from one destination to another. You can get a townhouse in a fishing village for a bargain, but might end up paying thousands of dollars a night for a trendy house in a chic city. Bear in mind that townhouses can usually house large groups, and splitting the cost might help reduce the bill for each member of your party.


How to book a townhouse

Expedia's accommodation search tool allows you to search for a townhouse the same way you would for a normal hotel. Type in your destination and your travel dates, then sort the results according to accommodation type. If you're flying to your destination, why not take a look at flights while you're browsing through townhouse options? Bundling your accommodation with flights and car rentals can help lower the total cost of your vacation.


What do townhouses offer?

Whether you're going on a trip to Toronto or London, townhouses are always worth looking into for the amenities that they offer. Some townhouses are very down-to-earth, offering few frills but plenty of space to accommodate the whole family.

There are townhouses in period homes with elegant interiors that make them perfect for weddings or reunions. You can also get townhouses with stylish kitchens, plush living rooms, and private gardens. You'll also find plenty of pet-friendly options so you can bring your furry friends with you.


Townhouses vs apartments

Many people can't tell the difference between townhouses and apartments. It's true that both types of lodging offer travellers the comfort, space, and privacy of a home, something you won't get from a conventional hotel or motel. Townhouses, however, tend to be bigger than apartments, and it's not unusual to find a townhouse with a garden and a patio. Apartments are commonly found in bustling downtown areas, while townhouses tend to be in the quieter residential areas, and close to lakes, parks, or the cafes and shops on the outskirts of towns and cities.

Townhouses close to me

Expedia has a great accommodation wizard to help you search for a townhouse nearby. You'll be able to see straight away the best-rated stays in your area, or you can choose to expand your search to other neighbourhoods by using the online map tool.