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

FeatureHoliday InnVerdict
Where are its hotels?
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Caribbean
  • Central America
  • Europe
  • Middle East
  • New Zealand
  • South America
  • US
  • Asia
  • Australia
  • Europe
  • New Zealand
Travelodge has a smaller global presence
Is there free breakfast?NoNoNeither offer free breakfast
Is there a loyalty program? Is it free to join?IHG Rewards Club – free to joinTFE Hotels eClub – free to joinBoth offer loyalty schemes
Which chains is it partnered with?Holiday Inn is part of IHG. Its sister brands include:
  • InterContinental
  • Kimpton
  • Hualuxe
  • Holiday Inn Express
  • Staybridge Suites
  • Hotel Indigo
  • Holiday Inn Resort
  • Holiday Inn Club Vacations
  • Crowne Plaza
  • Even Hotels
  • Candlewood Suites
Travelodge is part of TFE Hotels. Sister brands include:
  • Adina Apartment Hotels
  • Medina Serviced Apartments
  • Rendezvous Hotels
  • Vibe
  • TFE Hotels Collection
  • Far East Hospitality
Holiday Inn has more partners
Is there free Wi-Fi?At some hotelsYesTravelodge offers free Wi-Fi as standard
Is there an executive lounge?In some hotelsNoHoliday Inn offers executive lounges
How many stars does it have?Mid - upper range, up to 4-starsMid - upper range, up to 4-starsBoth offer mid and upper range hotels
Are hotels pet friendly?Some areSome German hotels areBoth brands have a selection of pet-friendly hotels
Is there online chat?YesNoHoliday Inn offers online chat
What are my payment options?
  • American Express
  • Business Advantage
  • Carte Blanche
  • Diners Club
  • Discover
  • JCB
  • Mastercard
  • Visa
  • American Express
  • Diners Card
  • JCB
  • Mastercard
  • Visa
Holiday Inn offers a few more ways to pay globally
Can I price-match?YesYesBoth price-match
Does it allow for cancellations/changes?Cancellation depends on the booking and hotel. Many rooms can be cancelled at 24 hours’ noticeRooms can be cancelled by 1400, 24 hours before the date of the stayBoth offer 24 hour cancellations
Does it have smoking rooms?YesNoTravelodge is smoke-free
BookBook your stay at the Holiday InnBook 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.

The verdict?

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.

The verdict?

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.

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