Definition: A Limited Service Hotel property subtype is typically characterized by standardized accommodations, little or no extra services available to guests and a discounted price. Frequently, these properties are part of a limited-service division of a major hotel chain. They offer a value-conscious alternative to full-service hotels for travelers not needing restaurants, etc. Limited-service hotels have experienced tremendous growth over the past 10 years.Extended stay properties offer basic accommodations catering primarily to long-term guests (one week or greater). They usually are basic in nature, offer few, if any, amenities, and are promoted on the basis of price, functionality and convenience. Most properties of this type offer only one floor plan, usually a kitchenette-type unit, and a telephone and television in the rooms. The properties also feature a long-term rate (weekly and/or monthly), and are often utilized by long-term employees in the area, people relocating to the area, or others needing longer-term accommodations at a reasonable price. Operating costs tend to be lower with this type of property, due to the limited services provided, and the semi-residential nature of the property.