In 1973, James Trueman frequently traveled by road, exploring the country while doing what he loved most: auto racing.
But something was missing. He noticed that travelers like him had to stay miles and miles away from the racetrack at high-price hotels where they only saw their room when it was time to sleep.
He wanted to make things right. What these travelers really wanted was a nearby hotel that offered a clean, comfortable room with attentive guest service at a value price.
Trueman went on to become an Indy-winning race team owner and the founder of Red Roof, with his first inn opening in Columbus, OH where guests paid only $8.50/night.
Today—and over 45 years later—we continue to honor his tradition of simplicity, economy and quality. With 650+ locations conveniently located right off the expressway or within downtown districts, guests like you can travel coast to coast for exceptional experiences at an affordable price.
Red Roof Inn
Our go-to economy lodging choice provides you an affordable stay in a clean, modern and comfortable room. Feel at home with our smart and stylish interior design featuring wood-like floor, flat-screen TVs, comfy chairs, vessel sinks and spacious workstations with special lighting. Rest well with our updated bedding package fit for a good night’s sleep.
Red Roof PLUS+
Upgrade your Red Roof stay with sleek room comfort and modern amenities at a value price. Sleep comes easy tonight with extra large-sized pillows on our best pillow-top mattress and Love Your Linens® bedding. Choose a premium room where a complimentary snack box awaits your arrival.
The Red Collection
Stay city center without the city cost. Our unique boutique hotels offer affordable accommodations at downtown destinations so that you can spend more time exploring and less time commuting. Relax with city-chic room comfort featuring upgraded, modern amenities and hyper-local interior design.
HomeTowne Studios by Red Roof
Enjoy the comforts of home away from home. Our extended stay hotels offer long-term flexibility with daily, weekly and monthly rates. Experience in-room essentials including a kitchenette that features a full-sized refrigerator, microwave, stove top, sink, plate drying rack, and a kitchen table with chairs.