Holiday Inn vs Travelodge
We pit Holiday Inn and Travelodge against each other to see which brand comes out on top.
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How do you pick between a Holiday Inn and Travelodge hotel? Just a quick skim-read of this guide should help you decide.
We compare the chains on everything from Wi-Fi availability to loyalty clubs, to help you make up your mind which brand suits you best.
Holiday Inn vs Travelodge
|Where are its hotels?||Travelodge has a smaller global presence|
|Is there free breakfast?||No||No||Neither offer free breakfast|
|Is there a loyalty program? Is it free to join?||IHG Rewards Club – free to join||TFE Hotels eClub – free to join||Both offer loyalty schemes|
|Which chains is it partnered with?||Holiday Inn is part of IHG. Its sister brands include:||Travelodge is part of TFE Hotels. Sister brands include:||Holiday Inn has more partners|
|Is there free Wi-Fi?||At some hotels||Yes||Travelodge offers free Wi-Fi as standard|
|Is there an executive lounge?||In some hotels||No||Holiday Inn offers executive lounges|
|How many stars does it have?||Mid - upper range, up to 4-stars||Mid - upper range, up to 4-stars||Both offer mid and upper range hotels|
|Are hotels pet friendly?||Some are||Some German hotels are||Both brands have a selection of pet-friendly hotels|
|Is there online chat?||Yes||No||Holiday Inn offers online chat|
|What are my payment options?||Holiday Inn offers a few more ways to pay globally|
|Can I price-match?||Yes||Yes||Both price-match|
|Does it allow for cancellations/changes?||Cancellation depends on the booking and hotel. Many rooms can be cancelled at 24 hours’ notice||Rooms can be cancelled by 1400, 24 hours before the date of the stay||Both offer 24 hour cancellations|
|Does it have smoking rooms?||Yes||No||Travelodge is smoke-free|
|Book||Book your stay at Travelodge||-|
Which offers the best price?
A room with a king-sized bed in Holiday Inn Old Sydney cost $530 in a direct rate search.
A room with a king-sized bed in Travelodge Hotel Sydney Wynyard, a 10-minute walk from Holiday Inn Old Sydney, cost $269.
In this rate search, Travelodge came out a lot cheaper than Holiday Inn. However, the Holiday Inn hotel features a rooftop pool with views of Sydney Harbour.
Any other differences worth noting?
Many Holiday Inn hotels offer free child stays, and free breakfasts, lunches and dinners to children when they eat with an adult in the on-site restaurant.
Travelodge allows children under 12 to stay in the same room as their guardians/parents for free, as long as no additional bedding is required.
Visitors to Travelodge can also earn Qantas Frequent Flyer and Velocity Frequent Flyer points on certain stays, booked direct with the brand.
What are the deals like?
Holiday Inn runs deals like 10% off weekend stays when you book in advance. Travelodge’s offers page has showcased discounts like 20% off longer stays, 20% off early booking deals and free breakfasts.
Travelodge seems to have a larger scope of deals available which can be used anytime while Holiday Inn's deals are more particular and of a lesser amount.
Holiday Inn vs Travelodge hotel deals
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