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The 12 Biggest Motel Chains
|Chain (Locations*) ||Discounts ||Extras ||Comments
|Comfort Inn (1,300) |
|senior, AAA ||pool, free breakfast ||Money says 90 percent have saunas, 75 percent restaurants.
|Courtyard-Marriott (215) |
|senior ||CTV, pool ||CRTL notes spacious 300-square-foot rooms.
|Days Inns (1,400) |
|senior, AAA ||pool ||Quality varies. Some offer big savings for seniors.
|Econo Lodge (800) |
|senior, AAA ||~ ||So "Econo" it takes a deposit to place non-credit card calls.
|Hampton Inn (350) |
|~ ||CTV, free breakfast ||Frequent Flyer magazine gives it high marks for quality and looks.
|Howard Johnson (560) |
|senior ||pool ||CRTL notes tiny guest rooms that average 110 square feet.
|La Quinta Inns (220) |
|senior, AAA ||CTV, pool, free breakfast ||Attractive. All are run by live-in husband-wife teams.
|Motel 6 (760) |
|~ || CTV, pool ||New York Times notes barren rooms.
|Red Roof Inns (210) |
|senior ||~ ||New York Times called it "brightly lit but cheerless."
|Scottish Inns (400) |
|~ ||~ ||Stands out for its high level of dissatisfaction in CRTL poll.
|Super 8 (1,000) |
|trucker ||CTV, pool ||One guest describes rooms as decent, yet "Spartan."
|Travelodge-Thriftlodge (800) |
|~ ||CTV ||Money cites spacious rooms.
* Approximate figures.
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