Extended stay guests are welcome at Clarion Hometown Inn; Recent renovations offer more amenities

Frank Teslik, co-manager of Clarion Hometown Inn, stands near the addition of cupboards, double sinks with garbage disposal, and large refrigerator in a new extended stay room, which will be one of ten when the carpentry work is completed. Rooms can be rented for day stays, weekly rentals or for one month. Photo by Karen Weld

 

            Something new is being added at Clarion Hometown Inn: converted “extended stay” rooms. According to Frank and Trudy Teslik, the hotel managers, the process is nearing completion.

                  The twosome has managed the local hotel, located at 1001 Central Avenue West, for more than four years. The 32-room facility has 12 rooms on the main floor and 20 on the second floor. Half of the rooms are furnished with a single queen bed; the other half have two full-sized double beds. The number of rooms has not changed with the conversion; it is the amenities in ten of the rooms that have.

Extended stay rooms

Frank said, “We became aware of a shortage of housing and rentals in our area. These upgrades help to alleviate that need.” Each of the newly remodeled rooms has one bed removed to add livable floor space. An existing sink is being replaced by a larger one (the existing sink area becomes a closet), complete with garbage disposal, and a good-sized counter. The apartment-sized refrigerator is replaced with a larger one. A recliner, a microwave, free Wi-Fi, and a cable-connected smart television (i.e. access to Netflix, Hulu) rounds out the furnishings.

                  Extended stay rooms can be rented by the week or by the month. “The seven-day package rents for $290,” said Trudy. “This would include daily continental breakfasts, vacuuming, making the beds, and clean towels each day.”

 

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