Motorway Services Online

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Locations:35 motorway sites
Associated names:Little Chef
Predecessors:Forte Travelodge, Granada Lodge, Innkeepers Lodge, Purple Hotels
Successors:Days Inn, Welcome Lodge
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Twitter: @TravelodgeUK

Travelodge is an international budget hotel chain, first opened in the UK in 1985, which these days can be found at most Moto motorway services.

Travelodge is currently owned by Dubai International Capital, but it used to be owned by Trusthouse Forte who also owned Welcome Break and were both bought by Granada. Granada set up many Little Chef and Travelodge combinations alongside a-roads, but many of the Little Chefs have now closed. They also used Travelodge in favour of their own Granada Lodge.

In the UK, many Travelodge motels were previously branded as Forte Travelodge and before that Little Chef Lodge. Fortes planned a Travelodge for most of their motorway services, but most their initial plans were rejected.

At the time, cheap hotels aimed at drivers hadn't been embraced by the UK. Forte's Travelodge were a big part of that change, and they then moved in to city centres across the country too.

When Granada were split from Welcome Break, the latter's motels became Days Inns.

For details on Travelodges corporate sites see Travelodge As An Operator


Travelodge operate at almost all Moto services. They are:

A-road Services

Former Locations

Please note that these lists are incomplete and focus largely on the a-roads already covered on this site.

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