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Silock
02-26-2009, 03:24 PM
A friend needs a place to stay here in the KC area for a couple of weeks, but wants something small. It should have some kind of kitchen and doesn't have to be big, but it needs to be cheap.

I checked out the ValuePlace, but that place is a shithole. It's the right price range, but good god. Extended Stay America was like $450/wk. Much too expensive.

Any other options?

Mr. Flopnuts
02-26-2009, 03:33 PM
craigslist.

Silock
02-26-2009, 03:34 PM
That seems shady.

Mr. Flopnuts
02-26-2009, 03:35 PM
That seems shady.

It can be, but I've never had a bad experience on Craigslist, and I buy almost everything from there.

Iowanian
02-26-2009, 03:36 PM
There are hotels that rent suites by the week, geared towards business people and construction workers. Usually around $175-200/week.

Silock
02-26-2009, 03:36 PM
There are hotels that rent suites by the week, geared towards business people and construction workers. Usually around $175-200/week.

Where are these prices? I haven't seen anything close to those rates. How do you obtain them?

Demonpenz
02-26-2009, 03:37 PM
There is a hotel right off i-35 that advertises weekly rates

Silock
02-26-2009, 03:38 PM
I35 is pretty big. Can you be more specific?

Iowanian
02-26-2009, 03:38 PM
have you tried priceline or hotwire?

Silock
02-26-2009, 03:46 PM
have you tried priceline or hotwire?

Even then, it's close to $400/wk.

jiveturkey
02-26-2009, 03:47 PM
I35 is pretty big. Can you be more specific?I've seen one just North of the Antioch exit on the South side of the highway. It's a new hotel but I can't remember the price.

Demonpenz
02-26-2009, 03:50 PM
yeah like right by rainbow blvd

Demonpenz
02-26-2009, 03:55 PM
it's way before rainbow blvd

Stewie
02-26-2009, 03:59 PM
I think the "kitchen" part of the plan is being overlooked.

There's a place on Merriam Drive that has lots of hookers and kitchenettes. Would that work?

Demonpenz
02-26-2009, 04:00 PM
http://www.valueplace.com/

Silock
02-26-2009, 04:01 PM
http://www.valueplace.com/

See OP. That place is a shithole.

Silock
02-26-2009, 04:02 PM
I think the "kitchen" part of the plan is being overlooked.

There's a place on Merriam Drive that has lots of hookers and kitchenettes. Would that work?

Depends on how cheap the hookers are. Oh, also room price.

Demonpenz
02-26-2009, 04:04 PM
value place just got started there :LOL:

Stewie
02-26-2009, 04:06 PM
Depends on how cheap the hookers are. Oh, also room price.

Give 'em a call.

Dutch Maid Apartment Motel, 5024 Merriam Dr, Shawnee Mission, KS 66203, (913-384-1414)

Silock
02-26-2009, 04:07 PM
value place just got started there :LOL:

It smells weird and the people there are creepy as fuck.

Demonpenz
02-26-2009, 04:08 PM
It smells weird and the people there are creepy as ****.

hey :LOL: that is my family

BWillie
02-26-2009, 04:17 PM
A friend needs a place to stay here in the KC area for a couple of weeks, but wants something small. It should have some kind of kitchen and doesn't have to be big, but it needs to be cheap.

I checked out the ValuePlace, but that place is a shithole. It's the right price range, but good god. Extended Stay America was like $450/wk. Much too expensive.

Any other options?

I rent out the house I live in for $240 a month. Use craigslist, have really had no problems.

RJ
02-26-2009, 04:32 PM
Most larger cities have rooms available that can be rented by the hour.

Ask around.

jjchieffan
02-26-2009, 04:38 PM
Maybe Claythan needs a roommate.

Craqhead
02-26-2009, 04:40 PM
I think the "kitchen" part of the plan is being overlooked.

There's a place on Merriam Drive that has lots of hookers and kitchenettes. Would that work?

The Dutchmaid... didnt they have a few murders there awhile back?

sportsman1
02-26-2009, 04:43 PM
True story.. Value Place is not recommendable. Stayed there for a week when I moved to Memphis for 7 months. Weird ass people.. weird way they ran the place.. box springs... definitely don't go there if anyone ever has the urge. As far as KC area I have no advice. I lived in Virgina Inn in Lawrence for 2 months in the Summer of 06'. That was affordable.. but no kitchen.

jjchieffan
02-26-2009, 04:44 PM
Seriously. I use Priceline and Hotwire a lot for traveling for work. I just checked Hotwire for one week and got $39 a night for a 3 star hotel. I usually find that I can bid cheaper on Priceline. For example, I would not be surprised if you bid 31-35 a night for a 2 star, that your bid would be accepted. Priceline almost always puts me in an extended stay or a candlewood suites for that price. Plus, Candlewood has a free laundry room use.

Silock
02-26-2009, 04:47 PM
Seriously. I use Priceline and Hotwire a lot for traveling for work. I just checked Hotwire for one week and got $39 a night for a 3 star hotel. I usually find that I can bid cheaper on Priceline. For example, I would not be surprised if you bid 31-35 a night for a 2 star, that your bid would be accepted. Priceline almost always puts me in an extended stay or a candlewood suites for that price. Plus, Candlewood has a free laundry room use.

Are you locked in to whatever they put you in if you bid?

jjchieffan
02-26-2009, 05:23 PM
Yes, if your bid is accepted, it is locked. However, I have never been disappointed by Priceline. They always put me in good accommodations. Also, once a bid is accepted, you have the option of extending at the same rate if needed.