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Free breakfast in a hotel is convenient but often comes at a price.
Yet there are ways to get free breakfast at nearly any major hotel chain in the U.S., such as by joining loyalty programs.
Here’s how to get breakfasts for free at eight hotels.
1. Best Western
Good news: Best Western offers a free breakfast at most of their locations. If the hotel has an onsite restaurant, Best Western says it is at their discretion. Your booking will say if the hotel includes free breakfast.
2. Marriott (including SPG and Ritz-Carlton)
Residence Inn, Fairfield Inn & Suites and SpringHill Suites locations all have free breakfast with a standard reservation.
Breakfast at Marriott resorts (not hotels), Sheraton Hotels, Westin, Courtyard (if the property has a lounge), Four Points and Protea Hotels all offer a breakfast to the Platinum, Platinum Premier and Platinum Premier with ambassador status guests. But Marriott offers a Stay for Breakfast package available in several U.S. cities for an additional fee added to your reservation.
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Hampton Inn, Embassy Suites and Homewood Suites have free breakfast with a standard reservation.
Hilton Honors Gold and Diamond statuses receive complimentary breakfast at all hotels, and rewards are easy to earn with select cards and purchases.
You can also purchase a Breakfast Included package when you stay at a Hilton that includes breakfast for two adults per room. This rate is slightly higher than a standard room, so it’s not totally free.
Radisson offers complimentary breakfast to its Platinum status holders, but make sure to read the fine print. The status holder must be the registered guest, and only the status holder received complimentary breakfast.
Anyone can get the Breakfast & Bed For 2 deal. This deal is two breakfast coupons for use in the hotel restaurant or room service for each night of your stay. This offer also comes with a 2,000 point bonus for Radisson Rewards.
5. International Hotels Group (IHG)
Holiday Inn Express, Avid Hotels and Staybridge Suites locations offer complimentary breakfast for all guests.
Crowne Plaza and Hotel Indigo have a Best Flex with Breakfast deal for up to two adults per room.
6. Choice Hotels
Comfort Suites, Quality Inn and Comfort Inn offer complimentary breakfast for all guests. U.S. residents staying at least one day Sunday through Thursday can get a $5 coffee card as an optional complimentary extra at some locations.
Hyatt House, Hyatt Place, Hyatt Zilara and Hyatt Ziva are all-inclusive, including breakfast.
The Explorist and Globalist status holders receive lounge passes where available.
Microtel, Days Inn, Super 8, Baymont Inn, Howards Johnson and Travelodge include complimentary breakfast on standard reservations. Breakfast packages are also available.
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