Excellent for Families!
Posted Dec 27, 2013
I booked a one bedroom furnished apartment for my parents over the holidays since I didn't have enough room at my place. The Concord is mostly a regular apartment building, EAI just rents out some of the units for short-term stays to tourists, military, business travelers, etc. However, the concierge is excellent and can serve short-term guests in much the same way hotel staff do (well other than give you a spare toothbrush and the like!). Ask for directions to Harris Teeter (closest grocery store) or Shoppers (second closest). The apartment exceeded my expectations. It was very spacious (including the bathroom) and had all the basics you need for a few days. It include a full kitchen with full gas stove, microwave, full fridge, dishwasher, and full silverware and cookware. The closets have hangers, ironing board and iron, and a vacuum cleaner as the place is fully carpeted. Note that maid service only comes weekly because most guests stay for a month or more. Really shouldn't be a deal breaker, you get a lot of value for the price. Furniture is pretty decent quality, including a large dining table with 4 chairs. To check in, just tell the Concierge you reserved an EAI room and she will give you a packet of keys and tell you where to find amenities in the building. EAI will slip your receipt under your door, you essentially prepay for the room during Expedia booking so don't expect to pull out your credit card. To check out, just return your packet of keys to the Concierge.