One of the best deals for hotel stays in Europe is the IHG 2-for-1 rate. This is an offer that has been around for years and still gives some of the deepest discounts available for hotels in several European countries.
I did a quick check of rates to see what I could find for summer 2013 travel. There were fewer hotels with 2-for-1 rates in London than typical for dates I checked in July and August 2013.
Crowne Plaza Kensington London
Aug 9-11, 2013 2-for-1 Rate = 104.50 GBP (USD $155.84 with tax)
Even 50% off Hotel Suites
Another feature of the IHG 2-for-1 rate is the opportunity to get this rate on many room categories, even full suites or a Club Level lounge access room rate.
Crowne Plaza Kensington London Superior Suite is USD $230.41 per night. Rates shown are the 2-for-1 rate per night.
Staying beyond the UK
London is a great place for IHG 2-for-1 rates and they tend to be available for any two days of the week at many properties.
Paris is generally the hotels in the suburbs and not in city center.
Germany is another place with hotels offering IHG 2-4-1 rates. These rates are typically available for weekend stays only and this limitation is in place for some hotels I checked in Munich.
Holiday Inn Munich – City Centre
August 16-18, 2013 (Friday to Sunday)
2-for-1 rate = 69.50 EUR per night (USD $102.06) Standard Room.
- Superior room with free high speed internet = 82.00 EUR (USD $118.11)
- Family Suite Connecting Rooms = 107 EUR (USD $150.20)
In Europe, by law, the hotel room rate displayed is the total rate including taxes.
IHG 2-for-1 rates for hotels in Europe is a rate I have been analyzing for several years now and it stands up to the best rates available for discount hotel stays.
Related post: Making London Affordable with IHG 2-for-1 rates (March 23, 2013) - shows London 2-for-1 rates for Easter holiday 2013 with six consecutive nights at IHG hotels.
Ric Garrido, writer and owner of Loyalty Traveler, shares news and views on hotels, hotel loyalty programs and vacation destinations for frequent guests.