Experience Houston

Visit America’s fourth largest city and plan your next travel experience to Houston, Texas. Sports, museums, shopping and world-class dining – come see it for yourself. During the evening and night hours check out the nightlife on Washington Avenue. Southern hospitality meets urban chic city here. Come out and explore and see what there is for you to do in Houston.

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Check out the many parks and outdoor attractions. If you are the outdoorsy adventurous type, then Houston is a must see city:

  • Wet ‘n’ Wild SplashTown – Enjoy thrilling waterslides, a lazy river, a water park and more!
  • Discovery Green – Enjoy kayaking, restaurants, events on the green, play fountains and more!
  • Hermann Park – Explore a Japanese Garden, a cafe, pedal boats and more!
  • Armand Bayou Nature Center – Reconnect with nature and explore wet lands, prairies, bayous, forests and more!
  • Enjoy fun on the water such as canoeing, fishing, jet skiing, boating and more.
  • If you are bringing your four-legged friend along with you, check out the many dog parks in the area.

Sports fanatics, come here any time of the year to see professional sports in action:

  • Cheer on the Texans at NRG Stadium. Tailgating starts four hours before game time, so get your appetite ready and come grill out before watching some football.
  • Basketball fans can cheer on the Rockets at Toyota Center.
  • Baseball lovers, head over to Minute Maid Park and see the Astros in action.
  • Catch a soccer game and see either the Dynamo or Dash teams compete. Live music, giveaways, food and more are all part of the pre-game tailgate.

History buffs, explore the rich culture that Houston has to offer:

  • Take the architecture tour and experience the historic buildings and the past of the city.
  • The Texas Independence Trail – Trace the road that led to Texas’ freedom and stop at important sites along the way.
  • Bayou Bend – The Museum of Fine Arts Houston house museum for American decorative arts and paintings.
  • Haunted Houston – Houston is said to be one of the most haunted destinations in the US. Explore the many old, historic buildings said to be inhibited by ghosts.
  • Heritage Society Complex – Explore the outdoor, interactive historic museum that holds 9 historic structures.

There’s always something happening in the city. Check out an event while you are visiting:

Whether you prefer indoor or outdoor activities, sport games or museums and galleries, fine dining or casual takeout – there is something in Houston for everyone. Enjoy the mild, year-round temperatures while exploring the diversity that the city offers. Come act like a local for a few days and discover the Southern charm of Houston.

Make sure to get the most out of your travel experience by staying at one of these pet-friendly, budget friendly Red Roof Inns while in town:

Safe travels and happy adventures!

-Katie

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Red Roof Gives Back

The Baton Rouge flooding has hit home with the Red Roof Inn family.

The General Manager of our Baton Rouge property has some employees who are now homeless from the flooding. They’ve been helping out in their community and now, Red Roof Inn Corporate is jumping in to do what we can to back them and everyone in Baton Rouge.

The General Manager has kept us informed, letting us know that there are many people in need. There have been so many people walking around with nothing. No shirts, clothing, food etc.

And this is where our shirt donation idea came from. We looked around and saw what we hand on hand. We had plenty of t-shirts lying around here, and there are so many people in Baton Rouge who could use them more than we can. So we packed them all up, and now 100+ shirts are on their way to those affected by the floods in Baton Rouge.

Stay strong Baton Rouge!

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UPDATE: Our guests were so happy and grateful  to receive the T-shirts provided to them by our awesome corporate office team.  RRI Baton Rouge was able to join together with the neighboring church to service hot meals to all the displaced families on property.

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-Katie

 

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Introducing Red Roof PLUS+ Poughkeepsie, NY

Experience Red Roof PLUS+ and discover an enhanced experience. The newest PLUS+ Property in the Red Roof family, Red Roof PLUS+ Poughkeepsie, is located in the historic Hudson Valley near the Franklin D. Roosevelt Museum & Library, Vassar College, and Walkway over the Hudson State Historic Park. Whether traveling for business or pleasure we are close to everything the area has to offer. Check out all the great attractions listed below:

  • While in Poughkeepsie check out a show at Bardavon Opera House (4.7 miles). Click here for the calendar of events to see what is happening while you are in town.
  • Visit the Walkway over the Hudson (7.7 miles), the longest elevated pedestrian bridge in the world at 1.28 miles long. Click here for more information and experience the walkway!
  • Cool off with a visit to Splashdown Beach (7.6 miles) when it is opens for the season!
  • FDR Presidential Library and Museum (9.2 miles) has permanent exhibits that explain the story of Roosevelt’s presidency as well as Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt’s relationship with the American People. When staying with Red Roof, visit two other pieces of history in the area: Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site (9.7 miles) and Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site (11.2 miles).
  • Not sure where to eat when staying with us? Check out Red Lobster, Umberto’s of Mamma Marisa, Five Guys Burger and Fries, and Red Robin – all under 1 mile. Then there is Olive Garden (1.8 miles) and Bonefish Grill (2.5 miles). Eat well, sleep well when you come to visit!
  • Come for an event at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center (4.8 miles). Upcoming events include the Hudson Valley Freestyle Jam 8/27. Grab tickets and then book with us!
  • Are you traveling to the Poughkeepsie area to check out the campus of one of the nearby colleges or universities? Stay with Red Roof Plus+ Poughkeepsie and save time on the commute! We are located near Vassar College (4.5 miles), Marist College (5.9 miles) andThe Culinary Institute of America (7.5 miles). BOOK NOW.
  • Ready for a round of golf? Come out to Casperkill Golf Club, we are located less than a mile away from the course. Book a tee time, then book your stay. Book today.

This 100% Smoke-Free inn features rooms with spa-inspired bathrooms, new beds by Serta, plush bedding, modern flooring, flat-screen TV, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker & hair dryer. Continental breakfast every morning! Experience more in Poughkeepsie by staying at our budget friendly, pet friendly location. BOOK NOW.

Safe travels and happy adventures.

-Katie

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#GoMoreGoBetter Summer 2016

 

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Summer may be almost over, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t still #GoMoreGoBetter with Red Roof!

Share with us your favorite travel memory so far from summer 2016 and use the hashtag #GoMoreGoBetter for a chance to win 1 of 3 prize packs. The prize packs include a $500 Visa Gift Card and 5 free nights at any Red Roof nationwide!

Here’s how you enter:

  1. Follow @redroofinn on Instagram
  2. Share your favorite summer 2016 photo with #gomoregobetter in the post
  3. Winners will be chosen at random and announced on or around August 31st.

Dates: August 10th-31st, 2016

Click here for contest rules and more information.

Good luck to all and happy Summer 2016 Adventures!

-Katie

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Experience Clearwater, FL

White sand beaches, gorgeous sunny weather, endless entertainment and outdoor activities can be found in Clearwater, FL. You won’t want to miss out on the miles of crystal clear waters and mild, temperate climate. Clearwater is celebrating its 100 years of existence this year, so be sure to visit this ultimate destination.

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There are many outdoor activities that visitors can do, whether you are feelings adventurous or just want to relax:

Dining, shopping, outdoor excursions, vibrant activities and more – there is something here for everyone and every budget. No matter what time of the year it is, with its beautiful beaches, year-round warm climate and limitless activities, Clearwater is the perfect vacation spot. Make sure to stay at one of these budget-friendly and pet friendly Red Roof Inn locations when in town so you can get the most out of your travel experience!

Safe travels and happy adventures!

-Katie

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Discover Seattle

Seattle is an urban city with thrilling attractions and is surrounded by the natural beauty of mountains, waters, forests and more. Downtown is filled with sightseeing, shopping, arts & culture, sports and family fun. Additionally there are plenty of restaurants, wineries and breweries to enjoy. Here is a list of great attractions and events to take part in while visiting Seattle:

  • Check out Pike Place Market on Saturday mornings during the summer months for
    fresh and specialty foods.
  • Come for the Bumbershoot Festival that is taking place September 2-4 at Seattle Center for Seattle’s celebration of music, arts and creativity!
  • Baseball fans, catch a home game for the Mariners at Safeco Field.
  • Football fans, CenturyLink Field is home to the Seattle Seahawks and with football season right around the corner, be sure to get tickets to a home game.
  • Music lovers can head over to the KeyArena at Seattle Center of the Tacoma Dome for concerts, events and more.
  • Make sure to stop at the city’s biggest attraction, the Space Needle. The Observation Deck and SpaceBase Retail Store are open every day from 10am until 9:30pm. You can also grab a bite to eat at the SkyCity restaurant while here.
  • Seattle is home to the University of Washington. Visit the campus or check out the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture that is located on the campus.
  • Other museums in the area include the Seattle Art Museum and The Museum of Flight, which showcases more than 150 historic air and spacecraft exhibits.
  • If you are traveling with children the Family Fun Center is the perfect attraction. There’s go-karts, bumper boats, mini golf and more to keep the kids entertained.
  • Washington State Convention Center hosts trade shows, expos and more for the business traveler.
  • The Port of Seattle with Alaska Cruises running throughout September for leisure travelers is a must!

Whether you are traveling solo, with family and friends, for business or for leisure, Seattle has popular attractions for everyone. From downtown Seattle, to Waterfront, Capitol Hill, Pioneer Square and more surrounding neighborhoods don’t miss out on all the excitement that Seattle has to offer. Don’t forget to stay at the budget friendly and pet friendly Red Roof Inn Seattle Airport – SEATAC while in town so you can get the most out of your travel experience.

Safe travels and happy adventures!

-Katie

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This Summer, Stay 3 Get 1 FREE!

THIS SUMMER, EARN A FREE NIGHT BY STAYING 3 SEPARATE TIMES WITH RED ROOF!

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Where will you go this summer? Pack your bags and start saving with Red Roof!

All RediCard members who register for the Stay 3 Get 1 promotion, and who stay 3 separate times with Red Roof between June 1, 2016 – August 31, 2016 from the point of registration, will earn a free night.

  • STEP ONE– Log into your RediCard account or enroll to become a RediCard Member.
  • STEP TWO– Once logged into your account, register for the Stay 3 Get 1 promotion.
  • STEP THREE– Stay at Red Roof 3 separate times from June 1, 2016 – August 31, 2016 and earn a free night!

Click here for more information.*

Safe travels and happy adventures!

-Katie

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Summer Travel Fun Facts

Use the following useful travel facts when planning your next getaway to help make the most out of your experience:

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  • 1 out of 5 travelers will vacation within their home state. (Found here.) Plan a spontaneous weekend getaway this summer and get the most out of your travel experience by staying at a budget-friendly and pet-friendly Red Roof.
  • Spending money on new experiences (for example, vacations, concerts, festivals etc.) yields more satisfaction and happiness than spending on material goods. (Found here.)
  • Vacationers get a boost from looking forward to a holiday and trip length doesnt affect travelers happiness levels. (Found here.) So aim for more frequent and shorter getaways throughout the year over one long vacation.
  • Top leisure travel activities for U.S. domestic travelers are: 1) visiting relatives; 2) shopping; 3) visiting friends; 4) fine dining; and 5) beaches. (Found here.)
  • Studies show that traveling together strengthens family bonds; 60% of children say they feel closer to their grandparents after a vacation together. (Found here.) Bring grandma and grandpa on the next trip!
  • 75% of Americans don’t use up all of their vacation days. On average, Americans use only half of their vacation days because of too much work. (Found here.) So why not make full use of each business trip by adding one of two leisure days.
  • California, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Texas and New York are the states that consume the most ice cream. (Found here.) Top selling ice cream flavors are vanilla, with 33% of the market, and chocolate with 19%. (Found here.)

Safe travels and happy adventures!

-Katie

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Travel with the 2016 Certificate of Excellence Winners!

We are happy to announce that we have a bunch of locations being selected as 2016 Certificate of Excellence winners by consistently having great reviews on TripAdvisor! If you are looking for a great experience and a fantastic trip, stay with us at one of the winning properties listed below:

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Red Roof Inn Kings Island, GA

  • Begin your journey to Cumberland Island National Seashore in St. Mary’s (7 mi) where you board the ferry. Arrive, visit the wilderness area, undeveloped beaches, historic sites, cultural ruins, and plant & animal communities.
  • Spend a day at St. Mary’s Aquatic Center Water Park (7.4 mi away). Attractions include Splash Mountain, Orange Crush, Lap Pool, the Oasis and the Snack Shack.
  • Crooked River State Park (9.6 mi away) connects generations with forests, scenic marsh views, and abundant coastal wildlife. Boat, fish, and hike the nature trails. Okefenokee Swamp Park (25 mi) transports you into a prehistoric environment, populated by living dinosaurs (alligators, carnivorous plant species, rare birds).
  • Swing the club at Osprey Cove Golf Club, just 5.3 miles from our hotel. “Unspoiled, Uncrowded, Unpretentious”.

Red Roof Inn Fairmont, WV

  • You must try the official “state food,” the pepperoni rollColasessano’s World Famous Pizza and Pepperoni Buns is less than 0.5 miles away.
  • The restaurant, the winery, the distillery – visit it all at Heston Farms, only 4.7 miles away! Also have some fun on the farm with courtyard concerts, festivals and more!
  • Did you know that Fairmont, WV has several state parks all within distance of Red Roof? Visit Pricketts Fort State Park (9.9 miles), Valley Falls State Park (15.3 miles), and Tygart Lake State Park (20.7 miles) for some outside adventures.
  • Bowling lanes, laser tag, bumper cars, climbing wall, an arcade and more! Bring the family to the Valley Worlds of Fun. Outside activities are open May through October, but indoor activities are open year round! Just 2.6 miles away.
  • The Wave Pool is one of two pools of its kind in the tri-state area that offers the comfort of cool water and the chance to “ride the waves”.  Flotation tubes are available to enjoy, as well as a concession stand, sand volleyball court, and a water slide. Opens for the season on Saturday, May 24. Just 5 mi away.

Red Roof Inn Chicago – Schaumburg, IL

Safe travels & happy adventures!

-Katie

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Summer Travel Savings: Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix’s vibrant red mountains, clear blue skies and unique desert landscape are perfect for a variety of outdoor activities. There is a blooming restaurant scene in Phoenix and the city serves as a great home base for spontaneous day trips to popular attractions in the state.

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The per-friendly Red Roof PLUS+ Phoenix West (starting at $56.69) comes with new comfy bedding, flat-screen TV, and an outdoor pool. A similar room in the area would cost approximately $100 more over two nights.

Spontaneous things to experience with an extra $100 are as follows:

Other nearby Red Roof locations include:

Safe travels and happy adventures!

-Katie

 

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