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The 12 Biggest Motel Chains

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Chain (Locations*) Discounts Extras Comments
Comfort Inn (1,300)
800-424-6423
senior, AAA pool, free breakfast Money says 90 percent have saunas, 75 percent restaurants.
Courtyard-Marriott (215)
800-321-2211
senior CTV, pool CRTL notes spacious 300-square-foot rooms.
Days Inns (1,400)
800-325-2525
senior, AAA pool Quality varies. Some offer big savings for seniors.
Econo Lodge (800)
800-424-6423
senior, AAA ~ So "Econo" it takes a deposit to place non-credit card calls.
Hampton Inn (350)
800-426-7866
~ CTV, free breakfast Frequent Flyer magazine gives it high marks for quality and looks.
Howard Johnson (560)
800-446-4656
senior pool CRTL notes tiny guest rooms that average 110 square feet.
La Quinta Inns (220)
800-531-5900
senior, AAA CTV, pool, free breakfast Attractive. All are run by live-in husband-wife teams.
Motel 6 (760)
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~ CTV, pool New York Times notes barren rooms.
Red Roof Inns (210)
800-843-7663
senior ~ New York Times called it "brightly lit but cheerless."
Scottish Inns (400)
800-251-1962
~ ~ Stands out for its high level of dissatisfaction in CRTL poll.
Super 8 (1,000)
800-848-8888
trucker CTV, pool One guest describes rooms as decent, yet "Spartan."
Travelodge-Thriftlodge (800)
800-255-3050
~ CTV Money cites spacious rooms.

* Approximate figures.


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