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You’ve made it to your golden years! And after several decades of punching the clock, you’re ready to enjoy life on your own schedule and at your own pace.
You’ve closed the book on business meetings, the kids are grown, and now is the perfect time for a grand adventure. Well, grab your bucket list because many hotel chains offer discounts to savvy seniors who are making the most of the next phase of life.
Following are 10 hotels and motels that offer discounts to seniors.
1. Best Western Hotels & Resorts
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If you are 55 or older, you can save at least 10 percent on a room at Best Western Hotels & Resorts.
2. Choice Hotels
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If you are 60 or older, you can save up to 10 percent at Choice Hotels when you make a reservation in advance. Choice Hotels brands include about a dozen chains — such as Comfort Inn, Sleep Inn and EconoLodge.
Note that you can get this price break — among others on this list — even before you turn 60 if you join AARP. And you can do that starting at age 50.
3. Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts
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If you are at least 62 and are a member of a retired persons organization, you can enjoy a discounted room rate at Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts.
A similar discount is also available at other chains that are part of the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), such as Candlewood Suites.
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Seniors can also save at Hyatt hotels. Visit Hyatt’s home page and select “Senior” from the “Special Rates” menu to view senior rates for specific dates and locations.
Note that reservations must be made in advance and rates are based on double occupancy. Other terms and conditions apply, so check them out before booking.
5. La Quinta
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If you are at least 65, you can score special savings at La Quinta Inns & Suites in the U.S. and Canada.
Traveling abroad? This discount is also available at LQ Hotel by La Quinta locations in Mexico and Colombia and LQ Hotel locations in Honduras.
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Are you a fan of the Marriott? Well, if you are 62 or older, you can snag at least a 15 percent discount on a room rate at Marriott brand hotels worldwide.
7. Motel 6
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Motel 6 offers a 10 percent discount to anyone who is 60 or older.
As with all of these deals, make sure you read the terms and conditions before booking.
8. Omni Hotels & Resorts
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Blow out the candles on your 55th birthday cake, and you’ll be eligible for a senior discount at Omni Hotels & Resorts.
9. Red Roof Inns
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If you’re age 59 or older, you qualify for a 10 percent discount at Red Roof Inns.
10. Wyndham Hotel Group
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If you are at least 60, your stay at a hotel in the Wyndham Hotel Group will be discounted. That includes brands such as Days Inn, Ramada and Travelodge.
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