Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

We needed some cheap and cheerful accommodation options for our time through Canada and America and Logan found the Wyndham Group. They have numerous accommodation options (in more than 80 countries apparently) at varying price levels and their lower end Super 8’s and Days Inn’s were going to do just the trick for us. We also signed up to their rewards program, aptly named, Wyndham Rewards, and immediately received discounts off bookings, started earning points towards free nights and all qualifying nights go towards increasing our member level and higher levels are entitled to more “perks”.

Generally we book a ‘2 x double beds’ or 2 x queen beds’ room and they usually have a pretty similar set up with just a slightly different layout. The rooms have good heating/cooling, tea/coffee makers and we also like to try to get a room with a mini refrigerator and microwave.Travelodge by Wyndham Cedar City_UtahMany towns have at least a couple of different property options so you can pick the level of amenities, comfort and price you wish and then the bigger cities have a pretty large selection. Some of the amenities we like are the free parking, free Wi-Fi (they state ‘high-speed’ but the strength can be a bit hit and miss sometimes) and free breakfast. This is great if we are just staying one night and getting straight back on the road in the morning, one thing we don’t have to worry about. Although the variety at breakfast is pretty much the same from property to property so a few stays in a short space of time can get boring.super 8 by wyndham salmon arm_bc_canada_1Generally the properties also have on-site ice machines, vending machines and coin operated laundry machines, great to get a load of never ending washing completed without huge expense. They also often have swimming pools and some even have a hot tub. We mostly travelled during Autumn and into Winter so the pools were mostly closed for the season unless they were indoors. As we got further into Spring in warmer states the outdoor pools began to open again.

Overall we have had pretty good rooms for what we need for a one or two night stay. You can sometimes get dated furnishings or some that could do with a little more maintenance and upkeep but so far, no beds bugs or anything too terrible that we have needed to leave immediately and find a new place to sleep.

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