These days when I’m visiting a city for more than four or five days, I prefer to rent an apartment over a hotel stay. I usually choose a local rental agency over Airbnb for the more reliable service in case of problems. But now there’s another option from the owners of the Room Mate Hotels chain.
Their new service BeMate.com, which is currently available in ten cities, offers apartments within a ten-minute walk of a Room Mate Hotel or affiliate. Guests have access to all of the hotel’s facilities and services. They can pick-up keys, store luggage, use concierge services, rent bikes, and get help with apartment issues immediately.
BeMate has more than 2,000 apartments in cites like Madrid, Barcelona, Malaga, Granada, Salamanca, Amsterdam, Florence, Miami, New York and Mexico City, with plans for hundreds more by the end of next year. In most location, nightly rates begin at about $200 US.