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The hidden extra value of Travelodge is that these rates aren't just for singles and couples, they also apply to families. In each property, many of the rooms are equipped with couches that handily transform into trundle beds, allowing 4 people to share a room comfortably. Travelodge does not charge extra for these rooms, bucking the British trend of sharply hiking prices for quad rooms.
And rooms are darn comfortable. The furnishings are Ikea-esque and well-maintained. Bathrooms are private and yes, small, but well-designed so they don't feel too cramped. There are never amenities like swimming pools or room-service at the hotels, and often the location of the motel is off the highway rather than in the heart of town, but these seem fair trade-offs for a stay this cheap.
For full information, head to the Travelodge site Do so sooner rather than later: the sale lasts only as long as the inventory of discounted rooms does.