By Margo Christensen, Vice President of Marketing & Public Relations, Ponderosa Hotel Management Services, LLC 

What do you do when a major remodel of your home is so disruptive it’s hard to live there, or an unfortunate situation of a fire or flood leaves the home inhabitable until repairs are made? If staying with friends or family isn’t possible, the Residence Inn by Marriott in Prescott might be the perfect solution.  Spaciously designed guestrooms are ideal for extended stay guests who need accommodations for weeks, or even months, at a time.  Studio, one and two-bedroom/two bath suites all include fully-equipped kitchens with a full size refrigerator and dishwasher.  Every suite has ample drawer space and large closets and the kitchen is fully stocked with pots, pans, dishes and utensils.

The Prescott Residence Inn is more like a vacation rental rather than a hotel and you get the added bonus of housekeeping service and complimentary breakfast every day.  Housekeeping service can be daily, weekly, or customized around your work schedule and set at a specific time of day.  The breakfast buffet has an extensive choice of complimentary hot and cold menu items and healthy options, including gluten-free.   The on-site fitness facility is open 24 hours and guests are also able to take advantage of free membership to Fitness For 10 located across the street.  Families can also enjoy using the Sport Court®, a multi-use court for tennis, volleyball and basketball.  The hotel also boasts a resort-like outdoor pool, two Jacuzzis and a children’s wading pool.

One of the greatest benefits of staying at a Residence Inn is the people you meet, many of whom are also staying for extended periods of time.  The Residence Inn Mix® is the three times weekly evening social hour offered on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, with free food and beverage selections.   Complementing the themed menu items is an Italian soda station and a variety of wines and premium beers.  Friendships are made and business networking takes place on these nights surrounded by the ambiance of the fire-pit and fireplace.

If this wasn’t enough, the hospitable staff will go to your favorite grocery store and do the grocery shopping for you and arrange your dry cleaning pick-up and delivery!  Every new extended stay guest is treated to all the items they need for their first home cooked meal, all placed in the kitchen before their arrival.  Last but not least, is the Marriott Rewards program which is the largest hotel loyalty program, totaling 29 brands worldwide.  A single extended stay visit can earn rewards points very rapidly, some guests achieving the highest level Platinum status during one stay.

Whether your family is struggling with the stress of major home repairs or the anticipation of a remodel, the team at Residence Inn is ready to take care of you.

For more information or reservations go to or call 928-775-2232.