By Julie Provost
Going on vacation or PCSing this summer? Take a look at these hotels that offer the best military hotel discounts.
Hilton includes properties such as the Double Tree, Embassy Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn, and Homewood Suites. They offer a discount to active and retired military, veterans, and their families. Their discount is not valid on official government or military travel.
Choice Hotels, including Comfort Inn, Quality Inn, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Hotels and Suites, Mainstay Suites, Suburban Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn, offer discounts on one- and two-person rates at more than 2,700 of their properties. This includes active and retired military and their dependents. You can use the discount for official and leisure travel.
You can find a Marriott discount at over 4,000 locations worldwide, including Courtyard by Marriott, Fairfield Inn and Suites, and more. The discount is for active duty service members with a valid military ID.
4. Best Western
Best Western offers service members in the Armed Forces and veterans 10 percent or more off their best available rate throughout North America.
Starwood Hotels, including Sheraton, Le Meridien, The Luxury Collection, and Westin, offers active duty military personnel one room per service member at a discount.
At this long-term hotel, they offer TDY and PCS rates at hundreds of locations. They also honor the DoD flat rate policy.
7. La Quinta
La Quinta has a military initiative; they believe in hiring service members and military spouses. They also support partnerships that help the military community such as Operation Homefront and Hiring Our Heroes. They have a military discount at more than 800 La Quinta Inn and Suites. You need to select the government rate when making your reservation.
8. Motel 6
Motel 6 offers all active and retired military personnel and their families a 10 percent discount at more than 1,300 locations. Select military when booking online.
9. Red Lion Inn
At the Red Lion Inn, you can receive up to 30 percent off your stay at over 1,200 properties across the country. This discount is for active and retired service men and women and their families.
10. Red Roof Inn
Red Roof Inn will give you 10 percent off the rate for official or leisure travel for active duty military as well as for family members visiting someone on base, attending a graduation, or when they return from overseas. They also have a VetRewards card that offers 20 percent off the room rate.
11. IHG Hotels
There are over 3,000 participating IHG hotels including Holiday Inn, InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Candlewood Suites, and more. Military personnel can apply for their government rate on rooms.
12. Shades of Green
Shades of Green is the Walt Disney World resort run by the Armed Forces Recreation Center. The resort is about five miles from Walt Disney World and can be the perfect place to stay during your trip. You will need to show a valid Military ID and a current LES. Room rate is based on rank and the rate will be applied to the lowest ranking occupant of the room. This resort does have strict eligibility requirements.
13. Local hotels
Don’t be afraid to ask for a military discount if you are staying at a local hotel or bed and breakfast.
Julie Provost is an associate editor at Military One Click and a National Guard spouse. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.