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Super 8 Motels


Super 8 is a popular hotel chain with over 2,000 locations throughout North America. Super 8 has an “8-Point Promise”, which guarantees guests amenities like free in-room internet, a high-tech bathroom, cable TV, and free lodging for kids. Some locations have even started adding indoor swimming pools. Super 8 originally obtained its name from its rate of $8.88 per night. Though the rate has obviously increased in the past four decades, Super 8 is still committed to providing its guests with low prices. In fact, Super 8 Hotels promises to offer the best available rate in a particular area on its website.

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Facts & Figures

Liquid capital required
$169,270 - $3,572,460
Franchise fee
Units in operation


Super 8 Hotels franchisees must complete up to 10 days of training before opening their own locations. Afterwards, Super 8 headquarters promises to continue assisting its franchisees with ongoing support.

Super 8 Hotels Franchise Opportunities - History

Super 8’s first motel opened in South Dakota in 1974 by business partners Dennis Brown and Ron Rivett. It was such a success that the company began franchising just two years later. Super 8 is owned by Wyndham Worldwide, the parent company to other popular hotel chains like Ramada, Howard Johnson, Days Inn, and Travelodge.

Super 8 Hotels Franchise Cost / Initial Investment / Super 8 Hotels

Franchise Income

Super 8 Hotels’s franchise fee is a little over $25,000 for a 20-year agreement, though the total investment tends to range from $169,270 to $3,572,460. Franchisees area also obligated to pay a 5.5% ongoing royalty fee.

Super 8 Hotels Business Opportunities: Other Information

As a nice gesture to its guests, Super 8 offers free breakfast and coffee. Guests who purchase a “destination Super” coffee mug can even bring the mug to any Super 8 motel whether they are a guest or not to get a free refill. Guests can earn Wyndham Reward points on the money they spend at Super 8 Hotels, which are redeemable at all of the Wyndham hotels, not just Super 8 locations.

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