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Two Inns – one Holiday, one Premier. How do you choose between the two?
Here’s a handy at-a-glance selection guide for picking accommodation that’s best for you, whether you’re looking for a place to stay after a busy business day or a hotel to visit with the kids.
|Feature||Holiday Inn||Premier Inn||Verdict|
|Where are its hotels?||Holiday Inn|
|Is there free breakfast?||No.||No.||Neither.|
|Is there a loyalty? Is it free to join?||IHG Rewards Club is free to join.||No.||Holiday Inn|
|Which chains is it partnered with?||Holiday Inn is part of IHG Hotels group. Its sister brands include:||Holiday Inn|
|Is there free Wi-Fi?||At some hotels.||Yes.||Premier Inn|
|Is there an executive lounge?||In some hotels.||No.||Holiday Inn|
|How many stars does it have?||Budget and mid-range hotels.||Budget and mid-range hotels.||Both|
|Are hotels pet-friendly?||Some are.||No.||Holiday Inn|
|Is there online chat?||Yes.||No.||Holiday Inn|
|What are my payment options?||Premier Inn offers more ways to pay.|
|Can I price match?||Yes.||No.||Holiday Inn|
|Does it allow for cancellations / changes?||Cancellation depends on the booking and hotel. Many rooms can be cancelled at 24 hours notice.||With flax rate bookings, you can cancel up to 1300 on the day of your stay.||Premier Inn|
|Does it allow smoking in rooms?||Yes.||No.||Premier Inn|
Who offers the best price?
A double room in Holiday Inn Oxford Circus in London costs £149 (roughly $258).
On the same date, a double room at Premier Inn Leicester Square costs £161 (about $279).
The prices for a room in central London with either Holiday Inn or Premier Inn are comparable. Both have similar facilities, although the Holiday Inn has a gym whereas the Premier Inn does not.
Any other differences worth noting?
Premier Inn offers a Good Night’s Sleep guarantee, which gives customers the opportunity to claim their money back if they sleep poorly during their stay.
There’s a bit of small print, but it’s there to prevent people from abusing the policy. For example, customers are required to inform hotel staff of their inadequate sleep during their stay, rather than making their claim after they return home.
Many Holiday Inns offer free children’s meals at breakfast, lunch and dinner when the child is ordering from the kids’ menu and is accompanied by a dining adult.
Premier Inn provides free breakfast for up to two children under 16 when an adult orders a full Premier Inn breakfast.
Customers need to register for Premier Inn’s newsletter to receive offers. Otherwise, the brand extends regular Sunday Saver deals, for which Sunday stays are cheaper than other nights.
Holiday Inn offers deals like 10% off weekend visits.
Holiday Inn offers go a little further than Premier Inn incentives.
Holiday Inn and Premier Inn deals
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