Military Discounts on Hotels
Many nationally known hotels and motels offer military discounts; just present your military ID at check-in. Such discounts provide substantial savings to military families as well as active duty, veteran, and reservist personnel who are travelling either for vacation or on travel orders.
Many hotels also have military discounts for local attractions and shows.
The Marriott hotel chain bases its discount based on current government per diem rates. Military members travelling on business or vacation must provide a valid military ID or orders at the time of check-in. Also, the Atlanta Marriott has a special "We Salute You" military weekend program that provides a 10 per cent discount off the leisure rate for military members.
Best Western Hotels
Best Western Hotels provide hotel discounts for the military based on the government per diem rate. The military member must present a valid military ID at check-in. When making reservations, provide the individual's military status (i.e., active military, retiree, on travel orders or on leave).
- Many nationally known hotels and motels offer military discounts; just present your military ID at check-in.
- Best Western Hotels provide hotel discounts for the military based on the government per diem rate.
Wyndham Hotels provide military discounts at the government per diem rate. They also provide additional 10 per cent off various resort locations best rate prices through the Armed Forces Vacation Club.
Choice Hotels International
Choice Hotels International -- a group of 10 national chains that includes Clarion, Comfort Inn and Econolodge -- provide the same government rate discount as do the major hotel chains. Choice hotels also provide a "Choice Privileges Armed Services" awards program for travelling military. The program provides points for various hotels within the Choice Hotels International structure, airline points, in-hotel benefits, and special-event programs and bonus points for all stays.
Kimberley Riccio has been writing professionally since 1978. She writes travel articles for various e-magazines and other online publications. Riccio holds a Bachelor of Science in business management from Wilmington University, culinary certification from Le Cordon Blu and a Master of Science in cultural sociology from the Defense Graduate Institute.