With more than 140 properties in 37 states, Budget Host Inns offer travelers a high level of standards at an affordable price. Founded in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1975, Budget Host partners with its franchisees for the greatest return on investment. The company’s corporate offices offer franchisees an AutoCleark PMS system, as well as a commission-free booking engine. While not mandatory, this engine direct connects owners to Booking.com and Expedia with no transaction fees. This particular feature incurs a fee of $99 per month, but Budget Host corporate underwrites the majority of the cost of the program. All Budget Host properties are regularly visited by professional inspectors who evaluate each property’s cleanliness, maintenance, overall appearance, and staff proficiency. Additionally, Budget Host’s Quality Assurance Awards of Excellence are presented to those inns that exceed the chain’s already high standards by awarding “Lanterns” rather than “Stars.” The larger the number of lanterns, the higher the level or excellence above the basic standard.
• Cost per key | Not disclosed
• Ownership Split | 141 properties (5,145 rooms), all franchised
• Length of Contract | 1 year
• Contact | Lisa Sawyer, 817-861-6088