Hold on to your hats, hotel snobs. I just joined RediCard, the loyalty program of Red Roof Inns.
The reason: not only are Red Roof Inns pet friendly, but pets stay free.
From time to time, we travel with our cockapoo, Mitzy. We’ve encountered up-charges at hotels ranging from $20 per night to $75 per stay.
To be honest, I’ve only stayed at one Red Roof Inn, and it was a new hotel in Garden City, Long Island.
The decor was very modern and the room was comfortable. What I liked best, though, was that the floors in the room were a laminate, and that seemed so much cleaner than a carpeted floor. There was free wifi, but no free breakfast.
Reasonably priced hotels are scarce on Long Island. I got the room via a Priceline bid for a 2 star hotel. I was impressed enough with the place that I reserved directly the next time I was in the area. My second visit occurred after Hurricane Sandy, and the hotel was housing many families and their pets that had been displaced by the storm.
Pets Always Stay Free at Red Roof Inns
The hotel I stayed at in Garden City, NY had interior corridors and was designated a Red Roof Inn Plus property.
Red Roof Plus properties feature: modern decor, flat screen TVs, vessel sinks, wood-like floors, additional electrical outlets, a 100% smoke-free designation, high-end bedding, in-room red accent wall and renovated lobby featuring stone accent wall.
In 2013, USA Today readers voted Red Roof Inn the best budget hotel brand.
All but three of 375 Red Roof Inns accept pets. The exceptions are: Oxon Hill, MD; Flushing, NY; and Queensboro Long Island City, NY.
Red Roof Inn’s Pet Policy
Here is the Red Roof Inn Pet Policy:
- One well-behaved family pet is permitted unless prohibited by state law or ordinance
- Service animals are always welcome
- Pet must be declared during guest registration
- Please keep your animal on a leash when outside your room
- In consideration of all Red Roof guests, pets must never be left unattended in the guestroom
- When you walk your pet on property, please be considerate and clean up after your pet
Check out their pet Facebook page for special deals.
RediCard — The Loyalty Program of Red Roof Inns
The benefits of the RediCard, the Red Roof Inn loyalty program are that you earn 10x points per stay, and a free night with 6,000 points. At that rate, it would take between six and ten paid stays to earn a free night.
You also get free bottled water in your room each day, and a discount of up to 20 percent off the best available rate when you book ten days in advance.
I hear that Red Roof Inn is coming out with a co-branded credit card in 2015. Any takers?