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 discount, 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 are an AARP member, be sure to mention that when booking. You may still be able to get the discount.
If you’re a rewards member with a specific hotel chain, be sure to take advantage of senior discounts at eligible hotels for additional savings.
Guests over the age of 55 are eligible for a 15% senior discount.
When reserving in advance, guests over the age of 60 will receive 10% off. AARP members are also eligible for the discount.
You can take advantage of this deal at any of the following Choice Hotels:
- Ascend Hotel
- Cambria Hotels
- Comfort Inn
- Sleep Inn
- Quality Inn
- MainStay Suites
- WoodSpring Suites
- Econo Lodge
- Rodeway Inn
Hyatt offers a senior discount to guests over the age of 65. The discount varies by location, so be sure to call in advance to ask for details.
Senior discounts are available at IHG hotels for guests over the age of 62 or seniors with a valid membership ID of a retired person’s organization. The discount varies by location.
You can take advantage of this deal at any of the following IHG Hotels:
- Crowne Plaza
- Six Senses
- Hotel Indigo
- Holiday Inn
- Holiday Inn Express
- Candlewood Suites
Guests over the age of 62 can enjoy up to 25% off depending on location. Be sure to call in advance and ask about available senior discounts before booking.
Seniors over the age of 60 are eligible for an additional 10% off hotel rooms.
Guests over the age of 55 are eligible for senior discounts at Omni Hotels & Resorts. The discount amount varies by location so be sure to call in advance.
Guests over the age of 59 are eligible for an additional 10% off hotel rooms.
Wyndham Hotels offer senior discounts to guests over the age of 60. Be sure to call before booking to ask about the specific discount, as it varies by location.
You can take advantage of this deal at any of the following Wyndham Hotels:
- Days Inn
- La Quinta
More Ways to Save
For the best prices on hotels, Clark recommends booking online through a discount travel site.
“I have obsessive-compulsive disorder when it comes to saving on hotels,” says Clark. “When I travel for work, I book 95% of my hotels through Priceline.com or Hotwire.com.”
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.