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Hotels With Kitchens Plus Free Breakfast! We Compare Hilton Vs Marriott Vs IHG vs Hyatt

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INSIDER SECRET: Within each hotel program, there are brands that offer both free breakfast and a kitchen. Staying at these properties is a great way to save a bit of money on your next trip so you can do something extra special.

When choosing where to stay, where you can eat is just as important as where you sleep. If you’re looking for hotels with kitchens plus free breakfast options, there are plenty of choices across the four major US hotel chains and even more options if you only care about having one or the other.

Better yet, with hotel credit cards you’ll be able to book with points. Check out our guide to the best hotel credit cards, and we’ll list the best cards for each brand below.

Here is our ranking of several Marriott, Hilton, IHG, and Hyatt brands that you might want to check out for your next vacation.

Who doesn’t want a hotel with kitchens plus free breakfast! Here are the best chain hotels that make food less of a hassle. (Image by monticello/Shutterstock)

Hotels With Kitchens Plus Free Breakfast

1.  Marriott

At Marriott’s Residence Inn, you’ll get a hotel with a kitchen and free breakfast. (Image courtesy of Marriott)

Marriott comes out on top of this analysis because of its selection of extended-stay properties with fully equipped kitchens, and complimentary breakfasts. Here are a few Marriott brands that stand out.

(If Marriott properties are catching your eye, you can earn Marriott points by applying for the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit CardMarriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card, or the Marriott Bonvoy Bold Credit Card.)

TownePlace Suites

If you book with TownePlace Suites, you’ll have access to a kitchen with a full refrigerator and freezer, sink, microwave, cooktop, kettle, dishwasher and utensils. The free breakfast includes breakfast sandwiches, waffles, and morning favorites such as cereal and fruit. Also, enjoy the on-site fitness center and in many cases, a pool.

Residence Inn

Suites at Residence Inn properties feature a kitchen with a full refrigerator and freezer, sink, microwave, cooktop, coffee maker, dishwasher, utensils and toaster. Plus, you get complimentary delivery of groceries right to your room. If you don’t feel like cooking in the morning, enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast as well as access to the fitness center and often a pool.

Element

Element by Westin is the smallest brand of the three, but these extended-stay properties feature suites with a full kitchen as well as a complimentary breakfast with whole fruit, granola, and something hot. These properties also have fitness centers and usually pools, but it’s important to note that the complimentary breakfast is not available in Asia Pacific properties.

2.    Hilton

Hilton features two major extended-stay brands, Home2 Suites and Homewood Suites, but one of Hilton’s luxury brands (Conrad) also features a residence option in a few properties worldwide. Here’s a brief comparison of Hilton’s residence brands.

(If you want to earn Hilton points before your next trip, consider applying for the Hilton Honors American Express Card, the Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card, or the Hilton Honors Aspire Card from American Express.)

Conrad Residences

Not all Conrads are the same, but book a residence room or suite in some Conrads and you’ll get access to a full kitchen that includes a four-stove burner, microwave, full refrigerator, freezer, Nespresso, kettle and pots and pans. Unfortunately, breakfast isn’t included for free (unless you have Hilton Gold status or higher) but breakfast is available at the on-site restaurants. Additionally, you can take advantage of the on-site fitness center and in most cases a pool.

Home2 Suites

At Home2 Suites, you’ll have a kitchen with a full refrigerator, dishwasher, sink, microwave, toaster, utensils, china place settings for six and sometimes induction cooktops. This brand includes a fitness center, usually a pool, and a free breakfast with hot breakfast sandwiches, oatmeal, cereal, yogurt, waffles, coffee, juice and more.

Homewood Suites

Similar to Home2 Suites, Homewood Suites has kitchens with full refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, sink, and stovetop. You also have complimentary grocery service. Again, you’ll have access to the fitness center and pool and your free breakfast buffet includes eggs, bacon or sausage, hot and cold cereals, fruit and yogurt.

3. IHG

IHG generally dresses to impress with its additional services, on-site convenience stores and creative programs designed to keep guests happy. However, IHG comes in at Number 3 here because it’s harder to depend on getting a free breakfast with IHG. Here are a few IHG brands that come with rooms suitable for cooking your own meals.

(If you want to earn IHG points to redeem at one of these properties, consider applying for the IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card, which currently has an all-time high limited-time welcome offer. Read our IHG credit card review for more details.)

Candlewood Suites

At Candlewood Suites, you’ll have a full kitchen featuring a full refrigerator, stovetop, microwave, counter space and dishwasher. If you’re missing ingredients or supplies, you can take advantage of Candlewood Cupboard and pick those up on site. You will have access to the fitness center and pool, but there’s not always a free breakfast. You can purchase a “brown bag” breakfast on the go at Candlewood Cupboard.

Staybridge Suites

This is probably your best bet for kitchens and dining with IHG. Staybridge Suites feature full kitchens with a full fridge and freezer, microwave, cooktop and dishwasher. Additionally, you may visit The Pantry, a 24/7 on-site convenience store. As for other amenities, you can enjoy the fitness center, pool, free hot breakfast and free laundry.

Holiday Inn Club Vacations

At Holiday Inn Club Vacations locations, vacationers and families can book a suite with a full kitchen including a full refrigerator and freezer, microwave, cooktop and everything else you’ll need. Breakfast depends on your specific package and is not necessarily complimentary, but you will have access to the fitness center and pool as well as other included amenities.

4. Hyatt

Hyatt Place and Hyatt House properties both come with a delicious free breakfast, but you’ll only get a kitchen at Hyatt House properties. (Image courtesy of Hyatt)

Hyatt comes in last here, but that definitely doesn’t mean that you should steer clear of the chain. On the contrary, Hyatt offers some great extended-stay and business-travel accommodations, but as the smallest of the major brands, it simply doesn’t have the hotel footprint to compete. Here are two great options to consider for your next trip.

(If you want to stay at a Hyatt hotel on your next trip, sign up for the World of Hyatt Credit Card and kick-start your account with up to 50,000 Hyatt points after meeting tiered minimum spending requirements. Or consider signing up for the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card. Chase Ultimate Rewards points transfer to Hyatt at a 1:1 ratio.)

Hyatt House

Hyatt House is the exclusive extended-stay brand under the Hyatt umbrella. Rooms have a full kitchen, including a full refrigerator, microwave, stovetop, etc. Free breakfast includes a build-your-own omelette bar as well as typical favorites. Take advantage of the Borrows Program in case you forgot something, and enjoy the on-site fitness center, pool, laundry and grocery service.

Hyatt Place

This brand is an upscale accommodation for business travelers. Although rooms at Hyatt Place do not include kitchens like the other properties mentioned, World of Hyatt members will enjoy complimentary breakfast when booking directly with Hyatt. Designed with business travelers in mind, these properties feature fitness centers, pools, meeting spaces and rest areas.

Quick Comparison Chart

BrandSub-BrandKitchenBreakfastFitnessPoolNotes
Hilton
ConradFour stove burner, microwave, full refrigerator, freezer, Nespresso, kettle, pots and pansNot free, but dining is available onsiteYesYesNot all Conrad properties are residence properties
Home2 SuitesFull refrigerator, dishwasher, sink, microwave, toaster, utensils, china place settings for six, optional induction cooktopsHot breakfast sandwiches, oatmeal, cereal, yogurt, waffles, coffee, juiceYesYes
Homewood SuitesFull refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, sink, stovetop, grocery serviceEggs, bacon or sausage, hot and cold cereals, fruit and yogurtYesYes
Marriott
Residence InnFull refrigerator and freezer, sink, microwave, cooktop, coffee maker, dishwasher, utensils, toaster, complimentary grocery deliveryComplimentary hot breakfastYesYes
TownePlace SuitesFull refrigerator and freezer, sink, microwave, cooktop, kettle, dishwasher, utensilsBreakfast sandwiches, waffles, hot and cold cereals, yogurt, etc.YesYes
ElementFully equipped kitchenComplimentary breakfast with whole fruit, granola, and something hotYesYesComplimentary breakfast does not apply to Asia Pacific properties
IHG
Candlewood SuitesFull kitchen with a full refrigerator, stovetop, microwave, counter space, dishwasherNot free, but you may purchase a "brown bag" breakfast from Candlewood CupboardYesYes
Holiday Inn Club VacationsFull kitchen including a full refrigerator and freezer, microwave, cooktop, etc.Depends on your vacation package and is not necessarily complimentaryYesYes
Staybridge SuitesFull kitchen with a full fridge and freezer, microwave, cooktop, dishwasherFree hot breakfast buffetYesYes
Hyatt
Hyatt PlaceNoneComplimentary breakfast for membersYesYes
Hyatt HouseFull kitchen including a full refrigerator, microwave, stovetop, etc.Free breakfast includes a build-your-own omelette bar as well as typical favoritesYesYes

Bottom Line

Staying at a hotel with a kitchen and free breakfast can be convenient and help you save money for something extra special on your trip. Luckily, with each hotel chain, this is a possibility. Depending on what you are looking for, one brand may be a better fit for you than another, but you can find free breakfast and a kitchen at all of these brands:

  • Marriott
    • TownePlace Suites
    • Residence Inn
    • Element
  • Hilton
    • Conrad Residences (Kitchen only)
    • Home2 Suites
    • Homewood Suites
  • IHG
    • Candlewood Suites (Kitchen only at many locations)
    • Staybridge Suites
    • Holiday Inn Club Vacations
  • Hyatt
    • Hyatt Place (Breakfast only when booking directly through Hyatt)
    • Hyatt House

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The reason why you’ll need to book your stay directly with IHG to earn points is a higher rate. As Gold Member I just booked a 5 night stay through Booking.com 56.- GBP cheaper than I would get at IHG as a Gold Member!

Don’t forget about Embassy Suites. Great breakfast spread and beer/wine and food 7 nights a week.

Although the article title states “Free Breakfast,” I think it is worth noting that Homewood offers a Happy Hour with complimentary drinks and an appetizer/ small plate dinner selection.

Thanks for sharing, good to know!

Most Staybridge hotels offer a free dinner and beer/wine 3 days a week. The food is nothing to write home about, usually something like hot dogs or hamburgers or taco bar with a salad, beverages and cookies…..but worth mentioning.

You had me at “beer” lol!

Great to know though, thank you for sharing.

Missed Springhill Suites by Marriot. Which seem similar to Residence Inn although 1/2 class lower (based on my limited experience staying in them)