If a person comes to some special place and stays there to rest for a while and does so often, several times a day, what appropriate word can I use for such multiple stays?

This place can be a cantina or a bar for instance, or even a club.

Visits isn't what I am looking for.

  • What's wrong with stays? It's the most common choice. google.com/…
    – TimR
    Commented Oct 23, 2017 at 17:45
  • @Tᴚoɯɐuo Really? I thought it wasn't that popular. Commented Oct 23, 2017 at 17:47
  • Do you mean a lodging rented for some daytime hours? Or like some place where you take a break from jogging or driving? For driving, "rest area" or "rest stop" are commonly used.
    – user3169
    Commented Oct 23, 2017 at 18:01
  • @user3169 For daytime hours. Commented Oct 23, 2017 at 18:03
  • But where? Somewhere isn't enough.
    – user3169
    Commented Oct 23, 2017 at 18:03

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The word you probably want is "frequents".

If you want to say they are a paying customer, maybe you could use "patronize".

Unlike stays, both of these are intransitive verbs so they need a direct object. eg:

"She patronizes the local bar but he prefers to frequent the club."

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