I have always wanted to test out a service like Airbnb. From the company's website: Airbnb is a trust community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world. On one of my work trips to Arizona in February I decided to test it out Airbnb. I did it on the company's dime because 1) I'd save the company money because Airbnb is usually cheaper than a hotel room and 2) I'd have a paper trail in case the experience didn't go well.
I found a place that was close to where my meetings were, it was a place all to myself (they have options to rent a room as well as share a room ... I went with "Entire Place"), and SUPER cheap. Contacted the owners and made arrangements for my trip.
|Free coffee, tea, and sodas. The desk even had blank cards and stamps in case you wanted to mail a note.|
|Thoughtful toiletries for travel warriors.|
|Free snacks! Budget friendly work trip!|
I'd recommend using Airbnb but I will say to do your homework on the property before booking (just as a precaution). I had to cut my trip short due to weather at home (wanted to get home before I flights were cancelled) and the Airbnb owners graciously reimbursed me for the unused night. Much better than staying at a hotel!
|Little chocolates were on the bed welcoming me to my first Airbnb experience!|