You may qualify for free perks at your hotel without knowing it.
Hotel loyalty programs are usually free to join and offer a variety of perks. Here's a rundown of the freebies available exclusively to members. We're talking perks you can use right away.
We have not included hotel loyalty programs that only offer points, airline miles, or other rewards that won't enhance your trip instantly.
Includes America's Best Value Inn
What You Get Exclusively
• 15 percent off future stays
• Free room upgrades, when available.
• Free travel insurance travel insurance covering up to $200 in baggage protection and up to $2,000 emergency medical and dental.
• Discounted rental car rates through Thrifty.
Includes Cambria Suites, Clarion, Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, MainStay Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, and Suburban Extended Hotel (but not including Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn).
What You Get Exclusively
Includes Candlewood Suites, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Hotel Indigo, and Staybridge Suites.
What YouGet Exclusive
ly• ¿ Late checkout until 2 p.m.¿ Weekday newspaper delivered to door (either USA Today or local paper).¿ Reservations hotline that's members-only.
Includes Courtyard by Marriott, Fairfield Inn, JW Marriott, Marriott, Renaissance, Residence Inn, SpringHill Suites, and TownePlace Suites.
What You Get Exclusiv
el• ¿ Priority check-in.<•r>¿ Newsletter with members-only specials.<•r>¿ You can create an electronic profile that records your various preferences, such as bed type and pillow type. Whenever you revisit this hotel chain, the front staff will attempt to accommodate your preferences.<•r>¿ You can specify the newspaper you prefer, such as Wall Street Journal, USA Today, or a local paper. Regular guests receive a newspaper, too, but members of the rewards program can personalize which paper they receive.
Includes Viva Wyndham Resorts, Wyndham Garden Hotels, Wyndham Hotels, Wyndham Resorts, and Wyndham Historic Hotels.
What You Get Exclusi
v•ly ¿ You can create an electronic profile that notes your various preferences, such as choice of welcome snack and beverage.•br>¿ Personalized welcome notes.•br>¿ Express check-in.•br>¿ Late checkout until 2 p.m.•br>¿ No surcharge for local and long distance calls.•br>¿ Free high-speed Internet access in your room•br>¿ Free privileges for photocopying and faxing•br>¿ You can ask to be alerted to local special events.
Includes Conrad Hotels, Doubletree, Embassy Suites, Hampton Inn, Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites, Scandic, and the Waldorf Astoria Collection.
What You Get Exclus
i•ely ¿ Members only toll-free numbe•
¿ Express check-i•
¿ Free newspaper dail•
¿ Spouse stays free (except at Hampton Inn and Suites hotels•
¿ Late checkout until 2 p.m.
Includes Grand Hyatt, Hawthorn Suites, Hyatt, Hyatt Place, Hyatt Summerfield Suites, Park Hyatt and Regency Hyatt.
What You Get Exclu
s•vely ¿ Private reservati•n
¿ You can obtain your room as early as 9 a.m. on day of arrival by calling 800/243-25•6
¿ Personalized online profi•e
¿ Free USA Today dai•y
¿ At some properties, coffee delivered to your ro•m
¿ $250 check cashing privilege per stay.
Includes Fairmont Hotels & Resorts.
What You Get Excl
u•ively ¿ A dedicated reservation•li
¿ Express check•in
¿ High speed internet access in r•om
¿ Complimentary shoe shin•ng
¿ Free health club access (some of Fairmont's hotels charge for th•s)
¿ Fairmont Fit (in-room delivery of Adidas apparel as well as equipment like yoga mats, Creative Zen MP3 players for working out, et•.)
¿ 10 percent off spa treatments and produ•ts
¿ 15 percent off at the gift st•re
¿ Aveda travel amenity kit that is delivered to the guest room. The amenity kit includes a dental kit, purifying gel cleanser, all-sensitive lotion, shave kit, hair gel, energizing body cleanser and hairspray, with average one-ounce sizes, perfect for travel. Kits are priced at $99 and include over $30 worth of products from Aveda's Brilliant l•ne
¿ TaylorMade Golf club rentals at all of Fairmont's city center hotels in North America, The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, The Fairmont Kea Lani, The Fairmont Orchid, The Fairmont Dubai, The Fairmont Royal Pavilion and The Savoy. Members can choose from left or right-handed clubs or clubs for women and also receive 3 MaxFli golf balls to use during their round or to take home with them. Clubs are available on a first come-first serve basis and can be reserved up to seven days prior to arrival.
What You Get Exc
l•sively ¿ Wi-fi ser•ice
¿ All future stays tailored to room type, pillow type, •tc.
¿ Express chec•-in
¿ Evening housekeeping with turndown, room refresh•and
¿ In-room morning beverage service (arrival time of beverage at your choice of 15-minute increm•nts
¿ 2 drinks per guest and you can choose how it is delivered: knock and bring it and set it up with tray, or they will knock and leave it, or they won't knock at all and you'll just know its t•ere
¿ Choice of newspa•aer
¿ Members only reservation number.
Includes Red Roof Inn.
What You Get Ex
c•usively ¿ An option to pay your bill with a personal •heck
¿ Express che•k-inr>¿ Free USA Today delivered to the door of member's •ooms
¿ Members-only we•site
¿ Five free outbound fax pages per stay (US •nly)
¿ Newsletters to keep you updated on special offers and benefits.
What You Get E
x•lusively ¿ Welcome drink at hotel bar, such as wine or cha•pagne
¿ Welcome gift, such as chocolates, flowers, a bathrobe, or an invitation to a free spa tre•tment
¿ Late checkout until • p.m.
¿ Fitness center •ccess
¿ Double room at the price of a single. (Some hotels charge higher rates for rooms with double occupancy than those with only one guest. If you're a member of this program, you pay the lower, single-occupancy rate even if you bring along a second •erson
¿ Discounted rates at Europcar rental car c•mpany
¿ Fitness center access.
Includes Baymont Inns & Suites, La Quinta Inns, and Woodfield Suites.
What You Get
Ex•lusively ¿ Express c•eck-in
¿ Late checkout until•2 p.m.
¿ Reservations hotline that's memb•r-only
¿ You can access your account with La Quinta online.
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