We put our house up for sale in Houston and announced our retirement in three months. The house sold immediately and we had 9 weeks to go in our jobs!
We gave the furniture to Goodwill and stayed in a 1-bedroom at the Residence Inn between our job locations. They supplied breakfast and we ate dinners out.
Based on the spreadsheets, the monthly cost was the same as the house and our commutes were cut from 40 minutes to five minutes each. It was cheaper than a corporate apartment and they cleaned the room daily.
We discovered that the cost of storing and moving the furniture was the same as buying all new stuff in Florida.
Finally, we saved a few hundred dollars from the credit card and Marriott points.
Hotels are definitely the way to go under the right circumstances.