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Hotels with kitchens are not as rare as you might think. In many major cities and bigger towns, you can find a hotel with a stove and oven that rivals an apartment room with a fully equipped kitchen.
In this article, you will learn what hotel brands always have a fully equipped kitchen. Then I will share some hotels that have kitchens in cities like New York City, Washington DC, Orlando, and Los Angeles.
Hotel kitchen vs kitchenette
Kitchens and kitchenettes are often thought of as the same thing, but in reality it’s a little more complicated than you might think.
What is a kitchen?
A kitchen typically is spacious and offers full-sized appliances like a stove, microwave, sink, and refrigerator. Sometimes you also might find an oven and dishwasher, depending on the country. For example, the US is huge on ovens, but Japan isn’t so big on ovens.
Hotels that describe a room with a kitchen will typically offer all of these appliances at an appropriate size that is similar to an apartment or house.
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What is a kitchenette?
A kitchenette can be a little vaguer than a kitchen. As we know, a kitchen has somewhat of a size and appliance standard, while a kitchenette is smaller and might only have a refrigerator and microwave.
Yet, not every kitchenette will only have a refrigerator and microwave. Some kitchenettes might have a washing machine. Some might have a super-tiny stove. Sometimes, you might even encounter a kitchenette with an oven, but that’s more uncommon than common.
The point is, a kitchenette is a vague and loose term so you need to be mindful of that when booking a room with a kitchenette as there isn’t really a kitchenette standard.
For example, I stayed in a Holiday Inn Suites hotel, they had rooms that had a “kitchenette.” I expected a stove as I noticed it had a full-sized refrigerator, washing machine, and microwave, but as you can see in the photo below, there was no stove. So, always be mindful of what appliances are in a room that is labeled with a kitchenette.
What hotel brands have kitchens or kitchenettes?
There are many hotel brands around the world, but I will go over the major hotel brands that are part of IHG, Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt, Choice, Wyndham, Best Western, and Accor.
With 5,723 hotels worldwide, you will not have a hard time finding an IHG property in the country you visit. Out of the 17 IHG brands, there are two that offer kitchens in every one of their properties in the respective brand.
IHG brands that offer kitchens at every property
- Staybridge Suites
- Candlewood Suites
- Holiday Inn Club Vacation (only villas have fully equipped kitchens)
Staybridge and Candlewood Suites are all-suite select properties that cater to people that want a room with a fully equipped kitchen at a good value. At both Staybridge and Candlewood Suites, you can expect a full-sized stove, microwave, refrigerator, sink, and dishwasher at every property. Sometimes you might be able to find a property with an oven.
For Holiday Inn Club Vacation properties, they offer villas that have a fully equipped kitchen. You will find everything you can think of in the villa, including an oven.
IHG brands that don’t offer kitchens at every property
- InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
- Kimpton Hotels
- Regent Hotels
- Six Senses Hotels Resorts & Spas
- Hualuxe Hotels
- Crowne Plaza
- Even hotel
- Holiday Inn Hotels
- Holiday Inn Express
- Holiday Inn Resort
While these IHG brands won’t offer kitchens at every property, some of the properties will offer kitchens or kitchenettes for certain rooms at specific properties.
For example, you can find some InterContinental, Voco, and Holiday Inn properties that offer select suites with a kitchenette or fully equipped kitchen. The same is true with Holiday Inn Club Vacation properties having villas with fully equipped kitchens.
With 5,757 hotels worldwide, you will not have a hard time finding a Hilton property in the country you visit. Out of the 17 Hilton brands, there are two that offer kitchens in every one of their properties in the respective brand.
Hilton brands that offer kitchens at every property
- Home2 Suites
- Homewood Suites
Home2 Suites and Homewood Suites both offer rooms with fully-equipped kitchens at every one of their properties. You can expect a full-sized stove, microwave, refrigerator, sink, and dishwasher at every property. Sometimes you might be able to find a property with an oven.
Hilton brands that don’t offer kitchens at every property
- Waldorf Astoria
- Hilton Hotels & Resorts
- Curio Collection
- Tapestry Collection
- Embassy Suites
- Hilton Garden Inn
- Hilton Grand Vacation
While these Hilton brands won’t offer kitchens at every property, some of the properties will offer kitchens or kitchenettes for certain rooms at specific properties.
For example, you can find some Hilton Grand Vacation and Embassay Suites properties with kitchens. Sometimes other brands, like Hilton Hotels & Resorts will have a kitchen for their top-level villas or suites. You just need to keep an eye out for certain rooms at specific properties.
There are 6,906 Marriott hotels worldwide with 30 Marriott brands. You can easily find luxury and premium Marriott properties with a good amount of select properties in the Americas. Out of the 30 brands, there are five Marriott brands that offer fully-equipped kitchens.
Marriott brands that offer kitchens at every property
- Homes & Villas
- Residence Inn
- Towneplace Suites
- Marriott Executive Apartments
These five Marriott brands above offer fully-equipped kitchens at every one of their properties. Four of these are hotel brands, which are Residence Inn, Towneplace Suites, Marriott Executive Apartments, and Element. These brands will offer stoves, microwaves, and fridges. Some might offer dishwashers and ovens.
Then there is Home & Villa branded luxury shared houses and villas around the world, similar to Airbnb but are managed by Marriott. As these are houses and villas, expect huge kitchens, similar to what you might find in a house you might buy or rent.
Marriott brands that don’t offer kitchens at every property
- Four Points
- Springhill Suites
- Protea Hotels
- AC Hotels
- Marriott Vacation Club
- Delta Hotels
- Le Meridien
- Renaissance Hotels
- Autograph Collection Hotels
- Tribute Portfolio
- Design Hotels
- The Luxury Collection
- St. Regis
- W Hotels
- JW Marriot
As always, some of these brands will offer kitchenettes and fully-equipped kitchens at certain properties worldwide. For example, I stayed at the Westin Los Cabos two-bedroom villa with a fully equipped kitchen, but that doesn’t mean every Westin property will have a fully-equipped kitchen. Other Westins won’t even offer a kitchenette.
The same goes true with other brands from Marriott where some might offer kitchens in their residence suite. An example would be the Sheraton Grand Adana where the residence suite I got upgraded to as an Ambassador Elite had a fully equipped kitchen.
As always, you might find a luxury to select branded properties that offer kitchens. You just need to keep an eye out for certain rooms at specific properties.
With 777 Hyatt properties worldwide, you’re rather limited for choices. However, Hyatt has a solid portfolio that performs well with optional kitchens.
Hyatt brands that offer kitchens at every property
- Hyatt House
While Hyatt only has one brand that has kitchens at every property, Hyatt House, it’s not a bad option. Compared to other select brands, Hyatt House is more consistent and solid. At every Hyatt House, you can find a full-sized kitchen with a stove, sink, fridge, dishwasher, and sometimes an oven.
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Hyatt brands that don’t offer kitchens at every property
- Park Hyatt
- Hyatt Regency
- Hyatt Ziva
- Hyatt Zilara
- Hyatt Place
- Thompson Hotels
- Hyatt Centric
- The Unbound Collection
- Destination hotels
- Joie de vivre
- Hyatt Residence Club
As mentioned above for other brands, if you keep an eye out, you can find other Hyatt brands offering kitchens at certain properties. An example would be some Hyatt Residence Club properties that will offer kitchens in specific suites or villas.
With 7,005 Choice hotels worldwide, you can easily find value-minded hotels with or without kitchens wherever you go. Choice has four hotel brands that offer kitchens at every property.
Choice brands that offer kitchens at every property
- Mainstay Suites
- Woodspring Suites
- Extended Stay Hotels
- Vacation Rentals
Four brands are offered by Choice that have fully-equipped kitchens. Mainstay Suites, Woodspring Suites, Extended Stay Hotels, and Vacation Rentals all offer kitchens.
These Choice brands are great if you want a value hotel that won’t break your bank compared to the options available from Hyatt, Marriott, and Hilton.
Choice brands that don’t offer kitchens at every property
- Sleep Inn
- Quality Inn
- Clarion Inn
- Clarion Pointe
- Econo Lodge
- Rodeway Inn
Outside of the four kitchen brands mentioned above, these Choice brands don’t offer much when it comes to kitchens. I had a hard time finding kitchens in some of these properties, so don’t press your luck out for finding kitchens at these select properties.
9,000 Wyndham properties are worldwide making it one of the biggest hotel chains in the world surpassing its competitors. However, there is only one brand that always offers a kitchen at every property making it slightly limited for finding a hotel with a kitchen.
Wyndham brands that offer kitchens at every property
- Hawthorn Suites
Hawthorn Suites is the one and only brand offered by Wyndham that offers a kitchen at every one of its properties. It’s a select property having a hard time competing with the likes of Marriott, Hilton, and IHG, but it still is a great option when other brands aren’t available.
Choice brands that don’t offer kitchens at every property
- AmericInn by Wyndham
- Wyndham Grand
- Wyndham Garden
- Trademark Collection by Wyndham
- Dolce and Resorts by Wyndham
- Ramada by Wyndham
- Baymont by Wyndham
- La Quinta
- Days Inn & suites
- Super 8
- Howard Johnson
- Microtel by Wyndham
- Wingate by Wyndham
- Dazzler Hotels
- Esplendor Boutique Hotels
While Wyndham only offers one brand that has a fully-equipped kitchen at each of its properties, you can still find a few La Quinta or Wyndham property that offers a kitchen or kitchenette.
So, if you don’t see a Hawthorn Suites in the area you’re looking, check Wyndham’s other brands and you might find certain properties offering kitchens and kitchenettes.
Best Western isn’t frequently talked about, but with 4,195 properties worldwide, you might have thought Best Western would be talked a little bit more. Out of the 13 Best Western brands, only one has a kitchen at each property.
Best Western brands that offer kitchens at every property
- Executive Residency
Executive Residency isn’t a brand long-stay property offering kitchens at each and every property. It’s not in many major cities, but it’s easy to find in the suburbs or more rural areas. At every property, expect a fully-equipped kitchen with a stove, fridge, sink, dishwasher, and sometimes an oven.
Best Western brands that don’t offer kitchens at every property
- Best Western
- Best Western Plus
- Best Western Premier
- BW Signature Collection
- BW Premier Collection
- Sure Stay
- Sure Stay Plus
- Sure stay Collection
With over 4,800 properties worldwide, Accor Hotels is a French brand that is huge over in Europe and South East Asia. Accor has many brands, 36 brands to be exact, they have seven brands that offer a fully-equipped kitchen at every property.
Accor brands that offer kitchens at every property
- OAdagio Premium
- Oadagio Aparthotel
- Oadagio Aparthotel Access
These seven brands from Accor offers huge coverage outside of the Americas. If you are traveling internationally in Europe or Asia, you will find these brands pop up frequently.
They offer fully-equipped kitchens with a stove, full-sized fridge, sink, dishwasher, and sometimes oven.
Accor brands that don’t offer kitchens at every property
- Banyan Tree
- Sofitel Legend
- SO/Hotel & Resorts
- Rixos Hotels
- Mantis Hotels and Escapes
- MGallery by Softie
- Mantra Hotels
- Mövenpick Hotels
- Grand Mercure
- The Sebel
- Mama Shelter
- Ibis Styles
- Ibis Budget
- Thalassa Sea & Spa
Hotels with kitchens
Here are some examples of major cities and destinations with some hotel brands mentioned above that offer fully-equipped kitchens.
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Hotels with kitchens in Washington DC
- Residence Inn Washington, DC/Dupont Circle
- Residence Inn by Marriott Washington Downtown/Convention Center
- Residence Inn by Marriott Washington Capitol Hill Navy Yard
- Residence Inn by Marriott Washington, DC Downtown
- Homewood Suites by Hilton Washington, D.C. Downtown
- Homewood Suites by Hilton Washington DC Capitol-Navy Yard
- Homewood Suites by Hilton Washington DC Convention Center
- Embassy Suites by Hilton Washington DC Convention Center
- Residence Inn Washington, DC/Capitol
- Hyatt House Washington DC/The Wharf
Hotels with kitchens in Las Vegas
- Staybridge Suites Las Vegas
- La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Las Vegas Red Rock
- Home2 Suites by Hilton Las Vegas City Center
- Residence Inn Las Vegas Airport
- Homewood Suites by Hilton Las Vegas City Center
- Extended Stay America – Las Vegas – East Flamingo
Hotels with kitchens in Atlanta
- Hyatt House Atlanta/Cobb Galleria
- Homewood Suites by Hilton Atlanta Airport North
- Residence Inn Atlanta Downtown
- HYATT House Atlanta/Downtown
- Extended Stay America – Atlanta – Marietta – Interstate N. Pkwy
- Staybridge Suites Atlanta – Midtown
Hotels with kitchens in Los Angeles
- Residence Inn by Marriott Los Angeles LAX
- Extended Stay America – Los Angeles – LAX Airport
- Homewood Suites by Hilton Los Angeles International Airport
- Residence Inn by Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE
- Residence Inn by Marriott Beverly Hills
- Staybridge Suites Chatsworth
Hotels with kitchens in Houston
- HYATT House Houston/Galleria
- Homewood Suites by Hilton Houston Downtown
- Home2 Suites by Hilton Houston Energy Corridor
- Residence Inn Houston I-10 West/Park Row
- Element Houston Vintage Park
Hotels with kitchens in Orlando
Orlando is a perfect area where kitchens are available in both select and premium hotels. As you can see you have a greater amount of options of brands to select from for Orlando.
- Hilton Grand Vacations at Tuscany Village
- Sheraton Vistana Resort Villas – Lake Buena Vista
- Marriott’s Grande Vista
- Homewood Suites by Hilton Orlando Theme Parks
- Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Orlando Lake Buena Vista
- Hyatt House across from Universal Orlando Resort
- Staybridge Suites Orlando At SeaWorld
Hotels with kitchens in Denver
- HYATT House Denver Airport
- Homewood Suites Denver Downtown-Convention Center
- Hyatt House Denver/Downtown
- Residence Inn Denver City Center
Hotels with kitchens in San Diego
- Staybridge Suites San Diego Rancho Bernardo Area
- Residence Inn San Diego Downtown/Gaslamp Quarter
- Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego-Del Mar
- Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego Airport-Liberty Station
- Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego Mission Valley/Zoo
Hotels with kitchens in San Antonio
- Hyatt Residence Club San Antonio, Wild Oak Ranch
- Home2 Suites by Hilton San Antonio Airport
- Homewood Suites By Hilton San Antonio – Riverwalk / Downtown
- Residence Inn San Antonio Downtown/Alamo Plaza
- Staybridge Suites Downtown San Antonio Convention Center
Hotels with kitchens in New Orleans
- Homewood Suites by Hilton New Orleans French Quarter
- Hyatt House New Orleans/Downtown
- Staybridge Suites New Orleans
- Residence Inn New Orleans Elmwood
- Residence Inn by Marriott New Orleans Downtown
Hotels with kitchen in Maui
- Residence Inn by Marriott Maui Wailea
- The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas, Ka’anapali
- Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club – Molokai, Maui & Lanai Towers
- Hyatt Residence Club Maui, Ka’anapali Beach
Having a kitchen in a hotel room can make a world of difference for saving money and having extra room for preparing light meals. Even though I don’t cook, having a kitchen comes in handy for the huge dishwasher, plates, cutlery, and the ability to make some soup noodles when needed.
I hope this article helps you cook something great during your next stay.
This article was originally published by Steve Smith.
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