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Document and Entity Information - USD ($)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2015
Feb. 19, 2016
Jun. 30, 2015
Document Information [Line Items]      
Document Type 10-K    
Amendment Flag false    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2015    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2015    
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   204,593,912  
Entity Public Float     $ 812,200,000
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    
Class A common stock [Member] | ESH REIT [Member]      
Document Information [Line Items]      
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   250,493,583  
Class B common stock [Member] | ESH REIT [Member]      
Document Information [Line Items]      
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   204,593,912