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June 1, 2020

5 Things to Know Before Renting a Furnished Apartment in New Haven

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Whether on a short, mid, or long-term trip, feelings of homesickness can creep in and have anyone yearning for the comfort found in one’s own home. Fortunately, Hyatus recognizes this and is committed to doing everything possible to make our guests feel that their fully furnished Hyatus rental is their home away from home. Our fully-stocked units are artfully-designed to be aesthetically-pleasing and supremely functional spaces for all guests who pass through. We are constantly updating our units in response to our guests’ requests, and, in the process, we’ve learned a thing or two about what travelers should look out for when seeking a furnished rental.

We’ve created this guide with our top five tips to help anyone searching for a furnished apartment in New Haven navigate the process with ease:

Never Rent an Unhygienic Space

An expertly-designed, well-maintained apartment can save travelers a lot of difficulty when setting up their temporary housing. However, some hosts don’t upkeep their units as well as they should. It’s extremely important that hosts intensively clean their units in-between stays to provide guests with hygienic environments to call home. Cleanliness is one of our top priorities, so we hire professional cleaners who work in teams to conduct hospital-grade cleaning of each unit to ensure they’ve been thoroughly sanitized before each new guest arrives. We recommend all travelers inquire about cleaning protocol in any furnished unit they look into.

A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words

When looking online for furnished apartments in your desired destinations, never commit to renting a unit without quality pictures or – even worse – with no pictures at all. If the host doesn’t want you to clearly see what the unit looks like, there’s a reason why. Protect yourself from being duped by asking hosts for recent, high-quality pictures of their units. Not only will this give you an idea of what condition the apartment is in, but it will also provide insight into exactly how furnished the unit is. Our interior decorators use their expertise to fill our apartments with stylish touches and every resource you could think of to make our units feel as chic and homey as possible. However, some hosts provide just the basics: A mattress and some pots and pans. It’s important to get a clear idea of what exactly the unit has to offer to assess how well it matches your needs.

Look Out for Hidden Costs

Sometimes, you’ll stumble upon a beautiful unit at a shockingly affordable price. Could it be too good to be true? Unfortunately, it might be. Hosts of furnished rentals may sneakily hit guests with hidden costs for things like Wi-Fi and utilities. While Hyatus is committed to being upfront and honest with all guests and never charges for amenities like our high-speed Wi-Fi or utilities, other hosts may not hold themselves to this standard. It’s imperative that guests read the fine print and ask all hosts exactly what and how much they will be charged to protect themselves as much as possible from dishonest business practices.

Never Be Afraid to Request a Tour

If the pictures provided to you aren’t cutting it, always feel free to ask for an in-person tour. Our team is always willing to meet with potential guests to show them our units because we recognize how important it is to select the perfect unit for your needs during your stay. Beyond seeing the quality of our units, we want you to get a feel for the buildings they’re in and the surrounding areas. If you feel you have any questions that are preventing you from confidently finalizing your decision, an in-person tour could be a crucial step in guiding your decision.

When in Doubt, Ask Your Host

Sometimes, questions arise after you’ve already moved into your temporary home. No matter how big or small, always reach out to your host with whatever requests you may have. Our support team is available 24/7 to address all of our guests’ needs to ensure their experiences in Hyatus units are spectacular. In the past, guests have asked whether we could install blackout curtains, help them find the blow dyer, or add specific kitchen supplies to accommodate their dietary needs, and we’ve responded with a resounding yes to each of these requests. Hyatus fully believes that your host is an important resource that you should be able to rely on during your stay, so feel free to reach out with any and all questions.

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In response to COVID-19, Hyatus is ensuring the safety of our guests and staff while adding flexibility to accommodate their changing traveling and living needs. The following are some of the steps we have taken:

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Adhering to Expert Health Guidance

Following the latest OSHA and CDC protocols, our cleaning team has implemented a rigorous, hospital-grade sanitization process prior to each guest’s arrival. We are hyper-focused on disinfecting all surfaces and thoroughly sanitizing each apartment between each guest. Additionally, we are focused on disinfecting all shared or heavily trafficked building areas such as elevator buttons, door handles, and railings.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

We always recommend you follow local guidelines, health officials, and stay-at-home or other travel restrictions. Within these parameters, it is worth noting that our guests stay an average of 90 days. This means that where a hotel is seeing constant traffic of different people entering and exiting a room, our apartments see one guest for a long period of time. After a guest leaves, we then leave additional time to clean and thoroughly sanitize the entire space well before the next guest is scheduled to arrive.

Hyatus apartments have always received stellar reviews for our stringent cleaning standards. While we continue to maintain the highest standards, including a detailed check-list with more than 100 cleaning routines and guidelines, we have further supplemented this routing with protocols that not only follow CDC guidelines for limiting the transmission of coronavirus, but go above and beyond with a hospital-grade sanitization routine. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Fully ventilating rooms before and after cleaning.
  • The wearing of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) by all cleaning or maintenance staff.
  • Disinfecting and cleaning surfaces with hospital-approved, commercial disinfectants.

Yes. Reach out to us or book a cleaning on your guest portal. Mid-stay cleanings generally cost about $75 each.

Shared building spaces are all currently open. Seating has been rearranged to maximize social distancing, and disinfecting is done at least twice daily. However, we are always following the latest CDC guidelines and will update our policies accordingly.

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We are doing our utmost to ensure our guests feel safe and at home during this global pandemic.

  • If you are a current guest and you have any questions related to the current situation surrounding COVID-19, please feel free to reach out to us by email at, by phone at +1 (833) 383-4923, or through instant chat – a Hyatus team member is always available to provide you with assistance.

We are always responding to guest and partner feedback and constantly monitoring this dynamic situation. As we continue to learn new facts and circumstances change, we will update our policies and protocols accordingly.

For more information regarding our response to COVID-19 please read our latest updates on our coronavirus response here.