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What is an apartment?

An apartment is a whole dwelling space that's ready to live in, offering travelers a chance to bag that home away from home with features like cooking amenities and multiple bedrooms. They can be characterful, local pads, or modern condo-type stays, but usually come with plenty more square meterage and privacy than you'd normally expect in a hotel.

Why should I stay at an apartment?

An apartment is fast becoming a top vacation choice for travelers. Whether one bedroom or larger, they're often roomy and full of character, but also pack in enticing features like self-catering kitchens and lounges.

That makes them a great choice for family travelers, foodies, and folk who really crave that local vibe. You'll be able to cook your own meals using market-bought ingredients, enjoy relaxing evenings in a private space, and get the whole crew together under the same roof.

Where do you find apartments?

Apartments are a great choice for staying in the city. They are most commonly found in urban areas, but not necessarily in the busiest neighborhoods. That's great news if you love delving into unique districts to seek out local restaurants and cafes. You'll also often find apartments for rent in ski resorts and beach destinations, sometimes even with doorstep access to the slopes and the sands.

How much does it cost to stay in an apartment?

You can pay anything from 10s of dollars to 1000s of dollars a night for an apartment. That's mainly because this accommodation type comes in so many different shapes and sizes, in so many destinations.

You could be seeking uber-luxurious 3-bedroom apartments in Las Vegas, for example. They're bound to cost more than 1-bedroom apartments and 2-bedroom apartments in off-the-beaten-track European country towns.

Apartment stays can therefore fit most budgets, big or small.

How to book an apartment

Wondering how to find an apartment to book that's perfect for you? The whole process is made easy on Expedia. You can just use the wizard above, which can show apartments near you. Of course, you might also be able to save some money by booking with a flight or car.

What do apartments offer?

Apartments allow you to really appreciate a destination like a local. You'll be living in your very own pad for the duration of your stay, which means homecooked meals and cozy evenings in front of the TV. Serviced apartments sometimes even have bonuses like housekeeping, letting you focus on sightseeing rather than cleaning dishes.

Apartments vs hotels

While asking all those questions – "what is a serviced apartment?", "How to rent out an apartment?", "how to find an apartment" – you should start to see what it is that sets this accommodation type apart from the rest.

They certainly beat a hotel room in terms of size – apartments tend to be larger, and you can easily source, say, a 3 bedroom apartment for the whole family. They also trump the minibar with a full kitchen. But it's the local character that really wins out. Apartments give travelers a place to call their own, a home away from home.

Apartments close to me

Search for apartments nearby destinations and points of interest with Expedia to uncover a whole range of pads in different cities and towns around the globe. From cheap apartments and 1 bedroom apartments to larger 2 bedroom apartments and uber-luxurious penthouses, there's are all sorts and styles to choose from.