Holiday Inn vs Comfort Inn
What’s the difference between a Holiday Inn hotel and a Comfort Inn?
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As far as names go, Holiday Inn and Comfort Inn sound pretty similar. So how do you set them apart?
We’ve gone through the offering of each hotel brand with a fine-toothed comb to compare them.
Use the below table to contrast the two brands on everything from pet-friendliness to smoking policy.
Holiday Inn vs Comfort Inn
|Feature||Holiday Inn||Comfort Inn||Verdict|
|Where are its hotels?||Holiday Inn has a bigger global presence|
|Is there free breakfast?||No||Yes||Comfort Inn offers free breakfast|
|Is there a loyalty system? Is it free to join?||IHG Rewards Club – free to join||Choice Privileges – free to join||Both offer loyalty clubs|
|Which chains is it partnered with?||Holiday Inn is part of IHG. Its sister brands include:||Comfort Inn is part of Choice Hotels and its sister brands include:||Holiday Inn has more partners|
|Is there free Wi-Fi?||At some hotels||Yes||Comfort Inn offers free Wi-Fi|
|Is there an executive lounge?||In some hotels||No||Holiday Inn offers some executive lounges|
|How many stars does it have?||Mid - upscale hotels||Economy - upscale hotels and vacation rentals||Comfort Inn offers a wider range of options for budgets and styles|
|Are hotels pet-friendly?||Some are||Some are||Both have pet-friendly hotels|
|Is there online chat?||Yes||No||Holiday Inn has online chat|
|What are my payment options?||Holiday Inn offers a few more ways to pay|
|Can I price match?||Yes||Yes||Both brands price match|
|Does it allow for cancellations/changes?||Cancellation depends on the booking and hotel. Many rooms can be cancelled at 24 hours’ notice||Same-day cancellations are accepted at many hotels||You can cancel at shorter notice with Comfort Inn|
|Does it have smoking rooms?||Yes||No||Comfort Inn is smoke-free|
Which offers the best price?
A room with a king-sized bed at Holiday Inn New York City Times Square costs US$197 (AUD$243), while a room with a king-sized bed at Comfort Inn Times Square West – a 10-minute walk from the Holiday Inn – costs US$163 with taxes (AUD$201).
In a like for like rate comparison, Comfort Inn Times Square came out cheaper than Holiday Inn Times Square. Comfort Inn also included breakfast and Wi-Fi in the rate. However, Holiday Inn had a few more facilities, like a fitness centre and restaurant.
What are the deals like?
Comfort Inn offers special hotel packages, such as those that include free tickets to attractions like the Top of the Rock observatory in New York. Holiday Inn’s offers page features deals like early booking discounts of 10% and deals on dinner, bed and breakfast packages.
Holiday Inn offers discounts as part of its deals pages; Comfort Inn is more likely to throw in extras than offer room rate cuts.
Holiday Inn and Comfort Inn hotel deals
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