v3.6.0.2
Document and Entity Information - USD ($)
$ in Millions
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2016
Feb. 24, 2017
Jun. 30, 2016
Document Information [Line Items]      
Document Type 10-K    
Amendment Flag false    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2016    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2016    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Trading Symbol STAY    
Entity Registrant Name Extended Stay America, Inc.    
Entity Central Index Key 0001581164    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer Yes    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   194,809,476  
Entity Public Float     $ 1,076.1
ESH REIT [Member]      
Document Information [Line Items]      
Entity Registrant Name ESH Hospitality, Inc.    
Entity Central Index Key 0001507563    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer Yes    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer    
Common Class A [Member] | ESH REIT [Member]      
Document Information [Line Items]      
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   250,493,583  
Common Class B [Member] | ESH REIT [Member]      
Document Information [Line Items]      
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   194,809,476