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How do I find all Choice Hotels in a country?

Old Nov 23, 16, 4:31 pm
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How do I find all Choice Hotels in a country?

I'm visiting Germany soon and would like to see which Choice hotels can I spend my points at. That would affect my travel plan. Seems that there is no such option to easily find all hotels in a particular country? Other chains offer their hotel directory online. Isn't there one for Choice Hotels?
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Old Nov 25, 16, 11:29 am
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1. Go to www.choicehotels.com

2. Click EXPLORE in the menu along the top.

3. Scroll down to the very bottom section of the EXPLORE page, and you will see a section labeled EXPLORE INTERNAIONAL LOCATIONS, and below three pictures you will see a button labeled MORE INTERNATIONAL LOCATONS.

4. Click that button and you'll get a popup which lists countries (other than the USA) in which Choice has hotels (please note, a few countries on this list, such as Norway and Sweden are redeem only, no earning possible).

5. Click Germany on that list. There you'll see a list of three Choice brands (Clarion, Comfort Inn, and Quality Inn) that Choice has in Germany. Click on each of those brands, one by one, to get a list of all hotels in that brand in Germany.

So you can get three separate lists that will together give you all the Choice properties in Germany.

(Don't click on the list of "top cities" if you want a complete list. That is not is a list of all the cities they have hotels in, it's just a "top" cities list. You have to click on the brands if you want a complete list.

And unfortunately there's no map (if you're searching the whole country this way), you have to click on each hotel to get its map if you're not already familiar with where its city is in Germany.

(For some other countries, like Norway, they do seem like they might have a complete list of cities. But certainly not for Germany. Then for still other countries, like Canada, they divide up by province.)

And please note that they have may some outdated info on some of these pages. They still list the Comfort Hotel Diana in Venice on the Italy Comfort brand page, but it's long gone.

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Old Dec 2, 16, 7:40 pm
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Thanks, sdsearch! That looks like the best way to find most of them on choicehotels.com. It seems insane though that the hotel list is (presumably) kept manually – instead of automatically adding and removing them as they come and go!

Regarding the map I found this: http://awardmapper.com/

They also show Diana still being with Choice so data could be obsolete but better than nothing.
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Old Dec 2, 16, 7:51 pm
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Checked other countries I'm planning to visit… The website is very inconsistent! For Puerto Rico and Turkey you don't get the list of brands at all. What a mess.
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Old Dec 3, 16, 11:04 am
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Thanks, sdsearch! That looks like the best way to find most of them on choicehotels.com. It seems insane though that the hotel list is (presumably) kept manually – instead of automatically adding and removing them as they come and go!

Regarding the map I found this: http://awardmapper.com/

They also show Diana still being with Choice so data could be obsolete but better than nothing.
Oh, in places I've checked, that Award Mapper map is at least two years out of date. It seems to be just as much manually kept (not updated automatically) as the list at the Choice website.

For Choice, if you didn't need a whole country at a time, I'd instead suggest Hotel Hustle:

http://wandr.me/Hotel-Tools/Hotel-Hustle/

It pulls the data live, because it checks the paid and redemption rates for your specific travel dates (while Award Mapper doesn't take into account travel dates and so doesn't show availability).

Of course, with Choice having award windows, it can only show points requirements for stays in the fairly near future, but it can show paid stays further out, and it's pulling those AFAIK from the Choice website so it should give very true results.

(The only thing I use Award Mapper for these days is a couple programs that Hotel Hustle doesn't support, such as Best Western. But the staleness is horrible; a whole bunch of Best Western hotels in Netherlands that Award Mapper showed were no longer in the program as of spring of this year, and I just checked and it still hasn't been updated! Award Mapper feels like a project some did and then walked away from, but left the website up.)

But it has a 49 mile limit in what it checks.

If you need a bigger radius but truer results, you may want to experiment with various third-party booking engines to see which ones (that can filter for just Choice properties) can give you the largest radius map.
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