When Blogger Hubby and I are on a road trip, we never know when we are going to feel like not driving anymore and calling it quits. That reason makes it difficult to pre-book a hotel for us. Many times, we just want something clean, convenient and close to the interstate that we are driving on.
Years ago Blogger Son #2 alerted us to the hotel coupon books at the rest areas found on the Interstates. We had seen them but never picked one up. That piece of advice from him in many ways changed the way that we traveled.
Generally there are three things that you can count on with these hotels in the coupon books – 1) you can’t make reservations 2) you will not get any loyalty points for staying at these hotels because the prices are as low as you can go and 3)you will never get a ground floor room.
Along with local hotels, you will find Days Inn, Hampton Inns, La Quinta, EconoLodge, Microtel – all the usual hotels that you’ll find in your travels. We always look for ones that provide a breakfast in the mornings as well as free wi-fi.
Have you ever picked up these coupon books?