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How to Get Free Internet in Hotels!

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I don’t like paying extra fees for hotel stays, so I’m happy to see that more hotel chains are offering free internet to their guests!

In the past, many hotels included free Wi-Fi as a perk for their elite guests only.  But that’s changed!

How To Get Free Internet In Hotels
Do You Know Which Hotels Offer Free Wi-Fi?

Let’s see which hotels have free Wi-Fi and what you’ll have to do to get it!

Save Money With Free Wi-Fi at These Hotels!

You get free Wi-Fi at hotels like Best Western (Canada, Caribbean, and US hotels), Hyatt, Loews, and Wyndham (most brands).

But some hotels like Choice (most brands), Club Carlson, and IHG require you to join their loyalty program (free sign-up) to get free Wi-Fi.

How To Get Free Internet In Hotels
Rest Easy Knowing You Can Connect to Free Wi-Fi at Most Major Hotel Chains!

Other chains like Hilton, Marriott, and Starwood give you free internet if you’re a program member AND you book your stay directly with them (not through a 3rd party site, like Orbitz).

Here’s a list of the Wi-Fi policies for the major hotels:

 Free Wi-Fi for All GuestsFree Wi-Fi With Membership in Loyalty Program (Free Sign-Up)Free Wi-Fi for Elite Members
Accor HotelsFor all guests at Ibis, Ibis Budget, Ibis Styles and Novotel.For all members at all Accor Hotel properties worldwide, including Fairmont properties.Free premium Wi-Fi for Le Club Accor Platinum members.
Best WesternFor all guests at Best Western hotels worldwide.
Choice HotelsFor all guests at any Choice Hotels property worldwide.
Club CarlsonFor all guests at Country Inn & Suites, Park Inn, Park Plaza, Radisson, Radisson Blu, and Radisson Red hotels.For all members of the Club Carlson hotel rewards program.
FairmontFor all members of the Le Club Accor, which has replaced Fairmont's program.
HiltonFor all guests at Hampton Inn, Home2, and Canopy hotels. For guest at select Hilton resorts and select properties with resort fees.For all Hilton Honors members who book directly with HiltonFree premium Wi-Fi for Hilton Diamond members.
HyattFor all members of the World of Hyatt program.Free premium Wi-Fi for any World of Hyatt elite.
IHGFor all members of the IHG Rewards program including at Kimpton properties.
KimptonFor all members through IHG Rewards.Free premium Wi-Fi for Le Club Accor Platinum members.
Loews HotelsFree for all guests.
MarriottFree for guests at EDITION, Marriott Vacation Club, Courtyard, Residence Inn, SpringHill Suites, Fairfield Inn & Suites,
TownePlace Suites and Moxy Hotels and some Element Hotels.
For all members of the Marriott Bonvoy program.Free premium Wi-Fi for all Bonvoy Gold, Platinum and Titanium elites.
WyndhamFree for all guests at Baymont Inn & Suites, Days Inn, Hawthorn Suites, Howard Johnson, Knights Inn, Microtel, Ramada, Super 8, Travelodge, Tryp Hotels, Wingate, Wyndham, Wyndham Garden Hotels, and Wyndham Grand Hotels & Resorts. Excludes Caesar's Entertainment properties.For all members of the Wyndham Rewards program. Excludes Caesar's Entertainment properties.

You can use sites like Hotel Hustle and AwardMapper to find award nights.

And for paid nights, Google Hotel Finder will save you time searching for hotels.

Because it’s fun to get Big Travel for Small Money, here’s my list of favorite cards for free hotel nights and points.

Bottom Line

You can get free internet at Best Western (Canada, Caribbean, and US hotels), Hyatt, Loews, and Wyndham (most brands) hotels.

Some hotels like Choice (most brands), Club Carlson, and IHG offer free Wi-Fi to all members of their loyalty program (free to join).

And hotels like Hilton, Marriott, and Starwood require you join their program and book your stay directly through them (and not through 3rd party sites like Orbitz).

Let me know if I’ve missed your favorite hotels!

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Whether traveling for business or pleasure, no one wants to arrive at a hotel to find expensive Wi-Fi access. Hotels could potentially lose business by charging guests high or hidden fees for Internet. But many establishments — especially luxury lodging — still charge a pretty penny to go online, with little guarantee for a fast connection, either.