Best Money-Saving Hotel Tips
At high-end hotels, free Wi-Fi remains frustratingly scarce. According to the American Hotel & Lodging Association, 84 percent of luxury hotels charge for in-room Internet access, while just 8 percent of economy hotels do. Here, T+L acknowledges the upscale hotel brands that provide the best Internet service.
First Place: Peninsula and Shangri-La Hotels have free Wi-Fi not only in all hotel rooms and common areas but also in their automobile fleets.
Second Place: Andaz provides free in-room and lobby Internet access.
Third Place: Fairmont, Kimpton, and Omni hotels offer complimentary Wi-Fi in common areas and guest rooms if you join their (free) loyalty programs.
On our Radar: IHG Hotels, the parent company of InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, and Holiday Inn, will give free access to all loyalty-club members starting in 2014.