Conduct a preliminary online housing search prior to accepting a travel assignment. You will want to make sure that there are housing options available in the area that are feasible for your budget and preferences.
Use search filters to narrow down your search but make sure to try a search or two without the filters as well. Sometimes the filters aren’t always accurate and can prevent you from seeing some great options.
Review the small print including all cancellation policies, associated fees, and policies for whatever housing you book.
Be flexible & get creative! This is the best way to find housing for your assignment. Sometimes housing is scarce in an area or unavailable for the full duration of your stay. You could split your time between two accommodations or opt for something a little farther away from your assignment.
Book Your Housing Safely
Housing scams are prevalent in today's society. Use your discretion when booking accommodations online and especially through online classifieds, such as Craigslist.
Do Your Research
Make sure you take time to verify that the posting is legitimate. Avoid listings that are posted on the same site several times and remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Utilize Google Maps to check out the area around where the posting lists the property.
Check out the livability score of the surrounding area using sites like AreaVibes.
Never Wire Transfer Money
Instead, utilize tools like PayPal that offer protection for buyers and sellers.
Protect your Personal Identifiable Information (PII)
If a property owner is requesting personal information upfront, approach with caution.
Beware of property owners that will only communicate via email or text. Request their phone number and set up a time to speak.
If you can, view the property prior to booking to ensure the property matches the listing. If not, seek out online reviews left by previous tenants or request references from the property owner.
When you accept an assignment, you qualify for discounts and benefits like flexible cancellation policies with select hotels groups. Below are some of the companies we have partnered with to show our appreciation to you!
Use the provided links or enter the corresponding corporate ID # to book your discounted corporate stay.
Corporate ID #
Up to 10%
Up to 5%
1-6 Nights: 5%
7-29 Nights: 8%
30+ Nights: 10%
Up to 7%
Up to 15%
Medely has also partnered with Hotel Engine to provide you with a deeply discounted hotel booking tool.
You can join this account by clicking our private link below: https://join.hotelengine.com/join/med320
Once you have logged in, please sign up for their free rewards program.
You can redeem points at any hotel and on any date. These can be used for any booking.
You can still earn Hotel Brand-specific rewards.
All of your receipts are stored in one place.
They have a free mobile app so you can book straight from your phone Apple or Android.
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How to Get the Best Rate
Always remember to check for healthcare worker discounts. If there isn’t a healthcare worker discount available there are likely other discounts you may qualify for. Are you a member of any of the following groups? If so, you’re probably eligible for a discount at many hotels, car rental companies, and more.
Government or military discounts
Tip: Signing up for reward and loyalty programs with travel suppliers is often free and can help you earn free stays and discounts.
If you're having trouble finding housing or transportation for your travel assignment after reviewing this guide, email our travel concierge for personalized help with your search!
Extended Stay Hotels
Traveling healthcare professionals are no stranger to extended-stay hotels. Look for keywords like “extended stay,” “suites”, or “executive” in the hotel names. This type of accommodation often has an in-room kitchen. Below is a list of the most popular hotel groups and their extended stay properties.
Suburban Extended Stay
Element by WestinApartments
Extended Stay America
Vacation and Long Term Rental Sites
Vacation rental websites can be a great option for traveling healthcare professionals. Just be sure to check all of the associated fees, cancellation policies, and rules before booking.
Other Accommodation Options
Sometimes typical housing options aren’t always the best choice! Do you love to spend time in the great outdoors? Perhaps you could glamp (glamorous + camp) during your assignment using your own RV or renting one. Check out some of the sites below.
Sometimes you book an assignment across the country and need to fly to get there. We want you to book the best value flight for your trip. Try out the tools below to find the best schedule and deals but remember to book directly with the airline to avoid paying unnecessary fees.
If you fly to your assignment, chances are you’ll be needing ground transportation. Here we have compiled links to the most popular car rental companies, ride-sharing apps, and a link that tells you about public transportation in each area. You may want to even ship your car to the location.