IHG 2-for-1 hotel rates offer travelers big savings in Europe

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.

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Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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  1. Hi Ric,

    i have been trying for 8/14-8/16 for hotel in London. But the 2 for 1 rate doesnt seems to work. Pls help……

  2. @David – thanks.

    @Brian – It might be the 2-for-1 is only available on weekends. The promotional rate was usually advertised that way in the past, but in past years I generally could find 2-for-1 availability any days of the week in London.

    The hotel in Munich I cited in this post was not available for 2-for-1 rates in midweek for dates I checked.

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