Cheap Old School Chain Lodging in a 21st Century World Can Save You Money
Deal of the day travel escapes and hotel price comparison sites have done the general public a great service by allowing people to book lodging deals way below normal prices.We strongly believe in these vacation savings concepts, but would also like to point out another way to save big money on lodging. This “other way” has actually been around a long time and is a best kept secret amongst money savvy travelers that know a good deal when they see one!
Lodging chains like Motel6.com and Travelodge still provide quality, standardized basic lodging for those vacation and business travelers that don’t need a lot of hotel bells and whistles and just prefer a good, clean place to stay with acceptable room comfort, a good bed and bathroom with shower. This affordable hotel concept, ideal for middle class income families, has actually seen an increase of amenities. Motel 6, which claims to have the lowest price of any national chain, offers the following amenities: children 17 and under can stay free, pets are welcome and there is free morning coffee, WiFi Internet access, expanded cable and local phone calls. We recommend checking the Motel 6 web site for the particulars on these amenities.
At participating Travelodge locations, the traveler can benefit from a free continental breakfast, high speed Internet access, and a pet friendly policy.
In these tough economic times, we can’t always live like kings and queens and sometimes need to live like paupers when traveling. But the pauper has never had it so good when basic motels like Motel 6 and Travelodge have kept their low prices intact while evolving nicely with 21st century amenities and overall comfort. Think about this, too: in a given location, you have access to the same travel attractions as the person paying through the nose on a hotel. That means you can either save your money or apply it to a fun travel attraction, event or restaurant near your chosen Motel 6 or Travelodge.
Good news for New England travelers, too, that you’ll find Motel 6 and Travelodge in our region — check out their main web sites to find locations. As examples of price savings, we found a Motel 6 in the great city of Portland, Maine, with a room rate, at this writing, just under $50 a night for two people. At the Travelodge in Natick, Mass. — a Boston suburb — the average price of a room, at this writing is $69 a night for two people. That’s really an excellent price for staying near Boston.
We think that in this day of age, staying at a low cost chain motel makes a lot of sense while saving you a lot of cents!