|Lobby of the Tryp Hotel in Madrid (photo by Kano)|
North Americans aren't that familiar with Tryp as there's only one on our continent (in New York City). However, there are literally dozens of these hotels across Europe and South America, and they're usually quite well-located, maintained, and as I said before, chic in their decor. So give the sale a whirl; 30% off is nothing to sniff at (though be sure you also check such consolidator sites as HotelsCombined.com, Hotels.com and Hipmunk.com to make sure you're getting the very lowest rate before booking). Spanish Tryps are giving away free Wifi for those who make a booking this summer (the booking can be for fall and winter month stays). Considering that the Madrid Tryp goes for under 50 euros a night, this may be something you want to check out.
Other Wyndham brands are also slashing prices, though not quite as steeply:
- At Travelodge, those who stay three nights can get a 25% discount off at participating properties.
- Howard Johnson's has the same discount as Travelodge (though better fried clams).
- Microtel Inn and Suites (a great brand, all new-build properties with free phone calls and wifi) and Knights Inn (good for the "Dungeons and Dragons" set) are offering 20% discounts on stays of two nights or more