I am a business consultant living in Germany, but American by birth. I travel a lot in my job and prefer to stay in apartments because I feel a bit cramped in hotels. I usually travel alone but occasionally I bring my wife with me so she can enjoy the cities I travel to.
We love to eat out well during our trips, we occasionally go out for a show, but generally we are in rather early because I work the next day. But, we do usually tag on an extra day so we can see some sights together.
Both my wife and I are very clean, we leave the place more or less how we found it, and we think this is fair even if we do pay a cleaning deposit. It just isn't us to leave dirty dishes or whatever.