One great way to reduce travel expenses is by taking advantage of available discounts. For senior citizens, that means you can typically find a great deal during any time of the year.
In this article, we’ll look at some popular hotels and chains that offer senior citizen discounts. I’ve followed up with each of these chains to verify the details of their senior discounts, but be sure to call before booking to check for any exclusions.
Hotels That Offer Senior Discounts
Each of the hotels and hotel chains listed below offer a senior citizen discount that can help you get a better price than advertised. If you haven’t yet met the required age but you’re an AARP member, be sure to mention that when booking. You may still be able to get the discount or sometimes a rate that’s better than the senior discount.
It’s worth noting here that the senior discount isn’t always the best available rate, so make sure to do your research.
Guests age 55 and up are eligible for up to a 15% senior discount and free Wi-Fi. At some locations, the senior discount includes free breakfast.
Here are all the Best Western brands.
Hyatt offers a senior discount to guests 62 and older. The discount varies by location, so be sure to call in advance to ask for details.
Hotels under the Hyatt name include these brands.
Senior discounts are available at all IHG hotels for guests age 62 or older The discount varies by location.
IHG Hotels include these brands.
Guests age 62 + are eligible for a discount. Be sure to call in advance and ask about available senior discounts before booking.
You can find a list of Marriott Bonvoy’s brands here. More information on how to access Marriott’s senior discount can be found online here.
Seniors 60+ are eligible for 8% off the best available nightly rate.
AARP members are eligible for a 10% discount and late checkout at all Motel 6 and Studio 6 locations.
Omni Hotels & Resorts
Guests over the age of 55 are eligible for senior discounts. The discount amount varies by location so be sure to call in advance.
Guests age 59 and older are eligible for a 10% discount based on availability. The company’s brands include Red Roof Inn, HomeTowne Studios, Red Roof Plus and the RR Collection.
Wyndham Hotels offer senior discounts to guests 60+. Be sure to call before booking to ask about the specific discount, as it varies by location.
Wyndham Hotels include these brands.
More Ways To Save
For the best prices on hotels, Clark recommends booking online through a discount travel site.
“When I travel for work, I book 95% of my hotels through Priceline.com or Hotwire.com,” says Clark.
Once you know when and where you’ll be traveling, take advantage of your senior discount on a refundable room. Then, check Priceline and Hotwire closer to when you’ll be traveling. If you find a better deal, cancel your original reservation.
To learn more about bidding on hotel rooms, easy blind booking and more, be sure to check out Clark’s best travel tips to save money.
Again, no matter where you decide to book, always call in advance to ask about prices for senior citizen discounts, AARP discounts or any other discounts you may be eligible for.