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What Hotels Offer A Free Breakfast?
This summer I wrote a column about how disappointing the breakfast experience can be at most American hotels these days - mediocre or outright bad food and don't even get me started on how some people turn up in the breakfast room in bare feet and pajamas. My point was that free breakfast offerings are often of low quality and aren't really free, because the cost is factored into your room rate. Pay breakfast options are usually overpriced, and I'd very much like to see hotels offer discounted room rates for guests that don't want the "free" breakfast.
The piece generated 160 comments and most of you disagreed with me, some vehemently. I got the point, many of you like to get a free breakfast at your hotel and what's on offer doesn't matter to much so long as there's something you like. So with that in mind, I contacted all of the largest American hotel chains to ascertain which brands are offering free breakfast these days. I also studied your comments about the breakfasts you like and checked out other sites like Hotel Chatter for other opinions on free hotel breakfast options.
Best Western (most locations)
Fairfield Inn & Suites
Hampton Inn & Suites
Holiday Inn & Holiday Inn Resort - free for kids - see Kids Stay and Eat Free Program.
Holiday Inn Express
Home2 Suites by Hilton
Homewood Suites by Hilton
Ramada (expect locations with an on-site restaurant)
Wingate by Wyndham