Maybe it's just me, but I just feel less sleazy that way. Safety is also a big concern. If I do my homework right, the lady I'm meeting values the same things I do; safety, discreet, upscale etc. I typically let her pick the place since she knows the in and outs of the hotels. I have had a few appointments in a condo and apartment that were rented just to entertain clients. I enjoyed those appointments just as much or more than the upscale hotel.
On the other hand, my 2nd appointment in the hobby was at an incall that really spooked me. I read the reviews and most of the guys described her place as cozy. I was far from cozy. There were way too many people walking around this not so nice neighborhood and I felt like everyone knew exactly what I was doing there. The mattress was on the floor. the bedspread looked like it was discarded from a motel 6, and she had a clock radio that seemed like it played commercials only. It took me 3 months before I built up the nerve to get back into the game and call another provider.