Quality International: Includes Comfort Inns, Quality Inns, Clarion Hotels. Gives a basic 10% discount to AARP and others age 60, plus a 30% Prime Time Senior Saver discount if reservations are made at least 30 days in advance with one night prepayment, which is not refundable if you cancel during the 30 days before arrival. Call (800) 221-2222.
Radisson Hotels: Up to 25% discount for AARP and other organizations, or age 65 and older, with reservations only. Call (800) 228-9822.
Ramada: 25% off at its inns, hotels and Renaissance Hotels within its Best Years Program for members of AARP and similar organizations, or those age 60 and older. Also has a 4 for 1 Plus Program, where four stay in one room for a single rate. Call (800) 228-2828.
Red Carpet Inns (also Scottish Inns and Master Host Inns): 10% for AARP and those 55 and older. Call (800) 251-1962.
Red Lion Inns/Thunderbird Motor Inns: 15% for room and hotel restaurant meals to AARP and others age 50 and older. Call (800) 547-8010.
Red Roof Inns: Budget-priced chain with 10% off for 60 and older. Call (800) 843-7663.
Rodeway Inns: 10% to 25% off (depending on inn/season) of 160 budget properties for AARP or others age 55 and older.
Sheraton Hotels: Up to 25% discount on all properties, but minimum-rate rooms for members of AARP or others 60 and older. Sometimes very limited at peak seasons. Reservations are a must. Call (800) 325-3535.
Stouffer Hotels: Has its Great Years program for those 60 and older for $59 a day (occasionally less at individual hotels), for all of its non-resort hotels. Call (800) HOTELS-1.
TraveLodge Inns/Viscount Hotels: 15% for AARP and others 50 and older. Occasional specials up to 25% off at Southern California Viscount Hotels. Call (800) 255-3050.
Vagabond Inns: Heavy on the West Coast, has a Vagabond 55 Club for $10 a year (you get that much back in coupons and gifts) and then 10% to 15% off rates, plus offerings of special club tours for those 55 and older. Call (800) 522-1555.
In addition, many small, independent motels and motor hotels not affiliated with a major chain or franchise offer senior rates, mostly 10% off. You'll find many listed in Mobil Travel Guide's "Lodging for Less," a recently published paperback selling for $5.95.
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The departure date for the 16-day tour to the Soviet Union, offered through Cortell International, was reported incorrectly in the May 28 "Mature Traveler" column. The tour, priced at $3,150 per person, double, will depart Los Angeles July 1. For information, call (800) 228-2535.