Cheap Hotels

Going on a vacation can be expensive, but there are ways to make it more affordable. Cheap hotels compete for business by offering various discounts to their customers. Booking in advance, usually online, is an excellent way to save money. They typically provide a best rate guarantee by offering to match cheaper prices found online, and some will even beat that price. Rewards programs are an alternative method of saving money as members often gain points towards free hotel stays or other perks of membership. Unless specified otherwise, children under the age of 18 stay for free at most U.S. hotels. Here are a few which offer the best value to their customers, and, as an added bonus, are generally pet friendly as well.

Extended Stay America’s rewards program is Extended Perks and new members earn 20% off on stays from 1 to 6 days. Also included is Everyday Perks, which provides discounts at hundreds of retailers such as Papa John’s and Avis Car Rental. Exclusive offers are available for a “like” on Facebook and they will beat any other price found online. With over 600 locations, they have budget weekly rates and discounts for members of the military, AAA, and AARP, and seniors over 55. They serve a free grab-and-go breakfast every day of the week.

Super 8 hotels utilize the Wyndham Rewards program which entitles subscribers to a 10% discount and points earned on every stay. Plus, when booked ahead, members receive additional savings and 100 bonus points. Their Superstart breakfast is free to all guests every morning. Those over 60 receive special savings, their military discount is 20%, and AARP and auto club members receive 10% savings.

LaQuinta Returns rewards points for every dollar spent here and bonus point offers occur all year long. Book early for extra savings at LaQuinta, which also extends guaranteed best rates and weekend specials. With a network of over 900 locations to choose from globally, they provide military members a discounted rate and up to 30% off for those over 55. Breakfast is free here every morning as well.

Sleep Inn, Quality Inn, and Comfort Inn are just a few in the Choice Hotels chain and are quite affordable. Customers earn points toward free nights on every stay through Choice Rewards. With over 6500 properties globally, their best rate guarantee not only matches a lower price found by a customer online, they will receive a $50 reward card upon completing their stay. Booking online, in advance, will save a customer up to 20%. Reduced rates provided to military affiliates and seniors as well as those with memberships to AARP and AAA. These hotels offer a free continental breakfast at all locations.

Making trips affordable may require a bit of research, but savings are out there for the finding. Listed here are just a few examples of what is available for travelers. Hotel and travel websites often have special deals throughout the year. As a final thought, a phone call to the reservation line to inquire about any other possible discounted programs is an excellent idea as well. Happy cheap hotel hunting!