Building contractor Scott King opened his first motel, King's Auto Court in 1935-- in time to welcome guests visiting San Diego's World's Fair. Over the next five years, he opened 24 more hotels around Southern California.
The first one under the name Travelodge opened in 1940, and this became the name of Scott's company in 1946. Today Travelodge by Wyndham is part of the Wyndham Hotels & Resorts group of hotel chains.
Known for its laid back, California roots, Travelodge by Wyndham is a brand for value-focused travelers looking for quality amenities and a good night’s sleep. Friendly service, affordable rates, and free continental breakfast ensure that guests are rested and refueled for before they head back out into the world.
With 340 hotels across the United States, 50% of which are located near a National Park, Travelodge provides a basecamp for adventure. Since it first opened its doors in 1940, this brand has been working to build the base equity needed to spread its California heritage story across the continent, with powerful brand iconography, like the Sleepy Bear mascot, contributing to strong brand recognition. Travelodge’s community of proud and engaged owners stand to benefit from strong word of mouth, along with a RevPAR index of 130%**, meaning that this brand enjoys a revenue per available room 30 percentage points above its competitive set.
Our mission is to make hotel travel possible for all people. Wherever they go, Wyndham will be there to welcome them. Our owners play a critical role by putting this mission to work in real time, in hotels all over the world.
Our values represent the principles that we use to guide each decision. They define our culture and help us to lead with strength.
Integrity: We hold ourselves to high standards and operate with truth and transparency.
Accountability: We honor our commitments and deliver results.
Inclusive: We welcome all, respecting differences in people, cultures, ideas, and experiences.
Caring: We generously give our time, attention, and action.
Fun: We love what we do, and we pass that feeling on to our guests and owners.
Benefits of Partnering with Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
The Wyndham Advantage—our comprehensive, personalized, and highly valuable suite of benefits for owners—provides a wide-ranging and personalized structure of support. Our goal, as a hospitality powerhouse, is to leverage our size and reach to simplify the daily operations of your hotel, reduce your total cost of doing business, and connect you to the 56 million loyal members of Wyndham Rewards.
In 2018, we united our family of brands under the influential Wyndham banner, officially designating every brand as “by Wyndham.” Adding our family name to every front door and every ad placement will drive exceptional awareness for all of our brands, from upscale to economy. It also gives our guests a clear connection to our award-winning loyalty program, and peace of mind in booking a stay that is backed by the largest hotel company in the world.*