How to Secure the Best Corporate Housing Deals in Sacramento
What’s the biggest thing most people see when it comes to booking corporate housing?
When you’re looking to find a place for traveling employees (especially if they’ll be gone longer than is comfortable or practical for a hotel stay!) trying to wrap your head around an unfamiliar city – sight unseen – it’s daunting, to say the least.
But fear not. If you’ve got people traveling to Sacramento, we’ve got a bunch of ways to help you find the perfect place – at an affordable rate.
Sacramento: Need to Know
Before you book, here are some key things to know about the River City.
Occupying a vertical rectangular space on the map, Sacramento county covers about 100-square miles. The downtown and midtown areas are smaller and more concentrated, encompassing 25.4 square miles.
Before rushing to settle on a place, it’s a good idea to pick the appropriate location first.
If there’s a specific work destination, finding a temporary home near the job site is a good idea. If a commute is inevitable, choosing a place that’s central to the different locales or near an interstate may be fruitful.
If neither are too important, perhaps a home near the river, or in the heart of midtown amidst the tree lined sidewalks and hip coffee shops and pubs is in order.
Getting the lay of the land and thinking about what works best commute wise before finding housing is the ideal way to start.
For a more in-depth article on all things corporate housing in Sacramento (including a comprehensive breakdown of the different neighborhoods and the industry they’re associated with) this article covers it, plus more you don’t want to miss.
Know What You’re Looking For
Once you know the perfect location to stay in, it’s important that you narrow down what you’re looking for in a short-term rental.
As a popular business destination, Sacramento has it all. Think about your needs. Do you require:
- Onsite washer and dryer
- Parking space
- One or more bedrooms
- A pet friendly residence
- Onsite gym
Be clear about what your needs are before you start searching for corporate housing options.
Score the Home and the Deal
Now, when embarking on the search yourself, it’s challenging to know if you’re getting a good deal.
It’s hard to trust a place that promises “cheap corporate housing.” It’s always a gamble to go with the lowest rate, sight unseen.
Additionally, it’s easy to waste a lot of time and effort calling different places. Submitting your info to all the housing options you find online and waiting around for them to give you a call takes time.
Thankfully, there are companies who take care of it for you.
Travelers Haven is one of them. Here’s how it works: you complete their brief inquiry form, and within minutes of hitting “submit,” one of their team members calls you to confirm dates, and any other relevant details of your stay.
Then, they search on your behalf. All you have to do is check out the results they come up with, and pick your favorite.
Their properties are vetted and affordable – and perhaps best of all – their service is free.
Other Ways to Save
It’s always great to get a deal on housing, but spending money on a less than ideal place – for example a place that doesn’t have air conditioning at the top floor of an old home converted into apartments – may result in sleepless, sweltering summer nights. Morale and productivity may suffer as a result.
Here are other ways to cut costs without sacrificing comfort and well-being.
- Find a place within walking distance or a short Uber drive to the work location. That cuts down on costs associated with renting a vehicle, and the need for a place with a designated garage or parking area.
- Consider space. Especially when traveling solo, there’s no need to find a one bedroom – a studio is perfect. If the facility has a gym and other amenities, such as a business center, those can be used to help compensate for a smaller dwelling.
- Encourage cooking at home in lieu of eating out. For those who are going to be on location for a while, finding a place with a nice usable kitchen can cut down drastically on costs associated with eating out all the time.
It’s a good idea to be mindful of the other expenses associated with business travel – which add up in the long run – and have a plan on how to minimize them.
Sacramento is a diverse city with a lot to offer. The best part is, you don’t need a huge budget to be comfortable here and have a good time.