Unfortunately, I travel every other month or so for work. I tend to rent AirBNBs or VRBO properties, as they’re less sterile than the hotel alternative, and I can save the company a pile of money on food (and myself a pile of time) by making breakfast and coffee and dinners (if I’m not scheduled for dinners with other folks at the company) in the short-term rental.
Here is my rubric for evaluating these places. Each section enumerates the bare minimum a host must provide in order to achieve that number of stars. Enjoy.
PS: This is more of a running list than a definitive guide; I’ll be adding more criteria here as I’m variously disappointed.
- Enough coffee (pre-fabricated for included machine) for guests * 2 * days of servings
- Guests * days rolls of paper towels
- Provided towels
- Air conditioning
- Coffeemaker of some kind
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Enough toilet paper for guests * days