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Free Discounts at a Cheap Extended Stay Hotel

A photo background of cash as it relates to Value Place

Value Place Extended Stay Hotels are for budget-conscious travelers.

Let’s talk.

On our Facebook pages, we offer monthly promotions to our fans so they can save money and have an enjoyable extended stay at each of our locations. For our next promotion, we want to hear from you – what sort of free discounts would like to see?

Some examples are:

  1. Money off the bottom line. This will most likely be $20 off the weekly or monthly price.
  2. Laundry credit. Receive $10 worth of laundry money to keep your clothes clean and fresh.
  3. Free Wi-Fi. Rather than paying for the password to access our high-speed internet, we can give it to you for free.
  4. Reserved parking spot for the most loyal guest. For the guest that is staying for multiple months, or whoever is the Mayor on Foursquare, will get a designated parking spot close to the door.

Now, it’s your turn. What sort of discounts would you like to see? Post your responses to us on Twitter @ValuePlaceHotel (to the right of this blog post!)

Our locations are:

  1. – Evansville, IN
  2. – Duncan, SC
  3. – Elgin, SC
  4. – Lexington, SC
  5. – Johnson City, TN
  6. – Simpsonville, SC
  7. – Greenville, SC
  8. – North Macon, GA
  9. – West Macon, GA
  10. – Champaign-Urbana, IL

How To Make Your Current Cup of Coffee Twice As Good… For the Same Price

brand new coffee maker from value place extended stay hotels

Brand New Coffee Maker from Value Place Extended Stay Hotels

For guests who stay at an extended stay hotel like Value Place Extended Stay, the grocery list will often be just for the week or in other cases for the month. For the coffee drinker, this will entail buying a bag or container of coffee. Forget your coffee maker at home? Don’t worry. Value Place keeps brand new coffee makers available for purchase behind the front desk ($20).


How to make any coffee brand you buy twice as good. When it comes to coffee, fresh is best. When selecting coffee, you will notice that the same brand will sell its coffee in two forms: whole bean or ground. Also, you’ll notice in most grocery stores, there is metal contraption in the aisle where you browse coffee brands.

A photo of a grocery store coffee bean grinder

Grocery Store Coffee Bean Grinder

This is the bean grinder. HERE’S WHAT YOU DO TO MAKE YOUR COFFEE TWICE AS GOOD: Instead of buying the grounds as you have always done up to this point because you don’t have a grinder at home, buy the whole bean bag. Open it up and pour it into the bean grinder. Set it to “espresso” or “coarse” grind and grind the whole bag. The finished product will be a bag of ground coffee – what you came to buy – but instead it is instantly fresh. You can tell by them smell.

Back at the hotel room, simply brew the coffee the same way you always do but this time use the fresh grinds that you ground yourself.

You’ll notice the difference in the first sip.