Holiday Inns is still running its "Great Rates" program, which offers at least a 20% discount off regular rates seven days a week at more than 1,000 participating Holiday Inns and Holiday Inns Crowne Plaza Hotels in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Discounts vary from property to property, with blackout periods possible for some holidays and special events. Advance reservations are needed. Rooms are on a space-available basis.
Four people to a room is the usual maximum, depending on the property. Ask for the Great Rates discount when you make a booking, either through a travel agent or the chain at (800) 465-4329.
Days Inns is still offering its "Simple Super Saver" program at more than 1,100 properties throughout the United States. Properties in Canada and Mexico are included, though Hawaii is not. Cost is $19 to $39 per night, with up to four guests allowed in each room, about 20% off the regular rates.
In some cities there may be a $10 surcharge. Moreover, reservations must be made at least 29 days in advance, with the first night prepaid. There are no weekend or holiday restrictions. If you cancel up to 15 days before arrival, there is no penalty. Contact travel agents or Days Inns at (800) 325-2525.