As a show of appreciation for our military, many restaurants, retailers, and other businesses offer exclusive discounts to current and former U.S. service members and their families. Discounts range from cheap movie tickets to dining deals to special pricing on airfare.

If you are an active-duty service member, military retiree, or veteran, you may also be able to receive up to 20% off major hotel chains with proper military identification. Learn more about eligibility requirements, accepted forms of ID, and hotels offering military discounts below.

In This Article:

  • Eligibility Requirements for Military Discounts at Hotels

  • Valid Forms of Military ID

  • The List of Military Discount Hotels

Eligibility Requirements for Military Discounts at Hotels

To find out whether you are eligible to receive a hotel’s military discount, you may have to inquire with the company. As there is no one standard for determining military eligibility, it is up to individual hotel chains to determine their military discount amount and eligibility requirements. These are the groups of service members who commonly qualify for military discounts:

  • Active duty
  • Reserve
  • National Guard
  • Retirees
  • Veterans
  • Military spouses and dependents
  • DoD civilian employees
  • Civilian contractor personnel

Valid Forms of Military ID

You may be required to provide proof of service to receive a military discount. Since there is no universal standard for proving service, it falls on the business to decide what identifying documents are acceptable. Most businesses accept the following as proof of military service:

  • Common Access Card (CAC)This card is standard identification for active duty uniformed service members, Selected Reserve, DoD civilian employees, and qualifying contractors.
  • United States Uniformed Services Privilege and Identification CardThis card is standard identification for military retirees, military spouses, and military dependents.
  • Veteran designation on a driver’s license: Many states offer identification symbols on driver’s licenses and ID cards for veterans.
  • Troop ID from ID.meID.me is an online service that lets you verify your identity when you shop online. If you are a military member or veteran, military spouse, or military dependent, you can apply for ID.me’s Troop ID, which unlocks online military discounts from retailers, hotels, and other businesses.
  • VetRewards cardsVetRewards cards are provided to members of Veteran Advantage, a paid program that partners with hotels and other businesses to deliver discounts to military personnel. You may join Veterans Rewards (for a small, annual fee) if you are an active-duty military member, veteran, or member of a military family.

The List of Military Discount Hotels

We’ve included the complete list of hotels currently offering military discounts below. Eligibility and ID requirements are quoted directly from official hotel websites or customer service representatives. Because there is no universal standard for what qualifies as a valid military ID, many hotels keep ID requirements somewhat vague. Rules may vary from location to the next and, in many cases, it may be up to the manager’s discretion to decide what forms of ID to accept. If in doubt, contact the hotel directly to ensure you bring the required ID.

Most hotels require you to make advanced reservations to receive military rates, so be sure to pre-book your room online or via phone before visiting.

1. AC Hotels by Marriot

  • Discount: Varies
  • Who’s eligible: Active-duty members of the military
  • ID requirements: “Active-duty military identification”
  • See details on their website.

2. Aloft by Starwood Preferred Guest

  • Discount: 10% off your stay
  • Who’s eligible: Active military personnel and veterans
  • ID requirements: Troop ID from ID.me
  • See details on their website.

3. Autograph Collection by Marriott

  • Discount: Varies
  • Who’s eligible: Active-duty members of the military
  • ID requirements: “Active-duty military identification”
  • See details on their website.

4. Bally’s Hotels and Casinos by Caesars Entertainment

  • Discount: 10% off your stay
  • Who’s eligible: Active military personnel and veterans
  • ID requirements: Troop ID from ID.me
  • See details on their website.

5. Baymont Inn & Suites

  • Discount: Varies; up to 20% off your stay if you are a Veterans Advantage member
  • Who’s eligible: Veterans Advantage members and military personnel
  • ID requirements: VetRewards card or other “valid military identification”
  • See details on their website.

6. Best Western

  • Discount: 10% or more off your stay
  • Who’s eligible: Military and civilian military personnel, including veterans and American Legion members
  • ID requirements: “Official identification card”
  • See details on their website.

7. Caesars Hotels and Casinos by Caesars Entertainment

  • Discount: 10% off your stay
  • Who’s eligible: Active military personnel and veterans
  • ID requirements: Troop ID from ID.me
  • See details on their website.

8. Cambria Hotels & Suites by Choice Hotels

  • Discount: 5% – 20% off your stay; 15% off your stay if you are a Veterans Advantage members
  • Who’s eligible: Veterans Advantage members, active and retired military, and their dependents
  • ID requirements: VetRewards card or other “appropriate identification”
  • See details on their website.

9. Candlewood Suites by IHG

  • Discount: Varies
  • Who’s eligible: Active military employees on official business travel
  • ID requirements: “Government-issued ID”
  • See details on their website.

10. Canopy by Hilton

  • Discount: Up to 10% off your stay
  • Who’s eligible: Active and retired military, veterans, and military families
  • ID requirements: “Current and valid military identification card”
  • See details on their website.

11. Circus Circus Las Vegas

  • Discount: 10% off your stay
  • Who’s eligible: Active military personnel
  • ID requirements: “Any military ID”
  • See details on their website.

12. Clarion by Choice Hotels

  • Discount: 5% – 20% of your stay; 15% if you are a Veterans Advantage member
  • Who’s eligible: Veterans Advantage members, active and retired military, and their dependents
  • ID requirements: VetRewards card or other “appropriate identification”
  • See details on their website.

13. Comfort Inn by Choice Hotels

  • Discount: 5% – 20% off your stay; 15% if you are a Veterans Advantage member
  • Who’s eligible: Veterans Advantage members, active and retired military, and their dependents
  • ID requirements: VetRewards card or other “appropriate identification”
  • See details on their website.

14. Comfort Suites by Choice Hotels

  • Discount: 5% – 20% off your stay; 15% if you are a Veterans Advantage member
  • Who’s eligible: Veterans Advantage members, active and retired military, and their dependents
  • ID requirements: VetRewards card or other “appropriate identification”
  • See details on their website.

15. Conrad Hotels & Resorts

  • Discount: Up to 10% off your stay
  • Who’s eligible: Active and retired military, veterans, and military families
  • ID requirements: “Current and valid military identification card”
  • See details on their website.

16. Country Inn & Suites

  • Discount: Varies
  • Who’s eligible: Active military, veterans, and their spouses
  • ID requirements: “Valid military identification”
  • See details on their website.

17. Courtyard by Marriott

  • Discount: Varies
  • Who’s eligible: Active-duty members of the military
  • ID requirements: “Active-duty military identification”
  • See details on their website.

18. Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts by IHG

  • Discount: Varies
  • Who’s eligible: Active military employees on official business travel
  • ID requirements: “Government-issued ID”
  • See details on their website.

19. Curio Collection

  • Discount: Up to 10% off your stay
  • Who’s eligible: Active and retired military, veterans, and military families
  • ID requirements: “Current and valid military identification card”
  • See details on their website.

20. Days Inn

  • Discount: Varies; up to 20% off if you are a Veterans Advantage member
  • Who’s eligible: Veteran Advantage members and military personnel
  • ID requirements: VetRewards card or other “valid military identification”
  • See details on their website.

21. Delta Hotels and Resorts by Marriott

  • Discount: Varies
  • Who’s eligible: Active-duty members of the military
  • ID requirements: “Active-duty military identification”
  • See details on their website.

22. Destination Hotels by Starwood Preferred Guest

  • Discount: 10% off your stay
  • Who’s eligible: Active military personnel and veterans
  • ID requirements: Troop ID from ID.me
  • See details on their website.

23. Disney Resort Hotels

  • Discount: Varies
  • Who’s eligible: Active and retired military personnel and spouses
  • ID requirements: “Valid and active U.S. military ID”
  • See details on their website.

24. DoubleTree by Hilton

  • Discount: Up to 10% off your stay
  • Who’s eligible: Active and retired military, veterans, and military spouses and dependents
  • ID requirements: “Current and valid military identification card”
  • See details on their website.

25. EconoLodge by Choice Hotels

  • Discount: 5% – 20% your stay; 15%  off your stay if you are a Veterans Advantage member
  • Who’s eligible: Veterans Advantage members, active and retired military, and military dependents
  • ID requirements: VetRewards card or other “appropriate identification”
  • See details on their website.

26. EDITION Hotels by Marriott

  • Discount: Varies
  • Who’s eligible: Active-duty members of the military
  • ID requirements: “Active-duty military identification”
  • See details on their website.

27. Embassy Suites by Hilton

  • Discount: Up to 10% off your stay
  • Who’s eligible: Active and retired military, veterans, and military families
  • ID requirements: “Current and valid military identification card”
  • See details on their website.

28. Even Hotels by IHG

  • Discount: Varies
  • Who’s eligible: Active military employees on official business travel
  • ID requirements: “Government-issued ID”
  • See details on their website.

29. Extended Stay America

  • Discount: Special TDY (Temporary Duty) and PCS (Permanent Change of Station) rates; 18% off if you are a Veterans Advantage member
  • Who’s eligible: Veterans Advantage members and military personnel who require lodging due to relocation, reassignment, or BRAC (Base Realignment and Closure)
  • TID requirements: VetRewards card or “active military ID”
  • See details on their website.

30. Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott

  • Discount: Varies
  • Who’s eligible: Active-duty members of the military
  • ID requirements: “Active-duty military identification”
  • See details on their website.

31. Flamingo Las Vegas by Caesars Entertainment

  • Discount: 10% off your stay
  • Who’s eligible: Active military personnel and veterans
  • ID requirements: Troop ID from ID.me
  • See details on their website.

32. Gaylord Hotels by Marriott

  • Discount: Varies
  • Who’s eligible: Active-duty members of the military
  • ID requirements: “Active-duty military identification”
  • See details on their website.

33. Hampton Inn by Hilton

  • Discount: Up to 10% off your stay
  • Who’s eligible: Active and retired military, veterans, and military families
  • ID requirements: “Current and valid military identification card”
  • See details on their website.

34. Harrah’s Hotels and Casinos by Caesars Entertainment

  • Discount: 10% off your stay
  • Who’s eligible: Active military personnel and veterans
  • ID requirements: Troop ID from ID.me
  • See details on their website.

35. Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Hotels

  • Discount: Varies; up to 20% off if you are a Veterans Advantage member
  • Who’s eligible: Veteran Advantage members and military personnel
  • ID requirements: VetRewards card or other “valid military identification”
  • See details on their website.

36. Hilton Hotels & Resorts

  • Discount: Up to 10% off your stay
  • Who’s eligible: Active and retired military, veterans, and military families
  • ID requirements: “Current and valid military identification card”
  • See details on their website.

37. Holiday Inn by IHG

  • Discount: Varies
  • Who’s eligible: Active military employees on official business travel
  • ID requirements: “Government-issued ID”
  • See details on their website.

38. Home2 Suites by Hilton

  • Discount: Up to 10% off your stay
  • Who’s eligible: Active and retired military, veterans, and military families
  • ID requirements: “Current and valid military identification card”
  • See details on their website.

39. Homewood Suites by Hilton

  • Discount: Up to 10% off your stay
  • Who’s eligible: Active and retired military, veterans, and military families
  • ID requirements: “Current and valid military identification card”
  • See details on their website.

40. Horseshoe Hotels and Casinos by Caesars Entertainment

  • Discount: 10% off your stay
  • Who’s eligible: Active military personnel and veterans
  • ID requirements: Troop ID from ID.me
  • See details on their website.

41. Hotel Indigo by IHG

  • Discount: Varies
  • Who’s eligible: Active military employees on official business travel
  • ID requirements: “Government-issued ID”
  • See details on their website.

42. InterContinental Hotels & Resorts by IHG

  • Discount: Varies
  • Who’s eligible: Active military employees on official business travel
  • ID requirements: “Government-issued ID”
  • See details on their website.

43. JW Marriot

  • Discount: Varies
  • Who’s eligible: Active-duty members of the military
  • ID requirements: “Active-duty military identification”
  • See details on their website.

44. Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants by IHG

  • Discount: Varies
  • Who’s eligible: Active military employees on official business travel
  • ID requirements: “Government-issued ID”
  • See details on their website.

45. La Quinta Inn & Suites

  • Discount: 12% off your stay
  • Who’s eligible: Active-duty service members, veterans, and military spouses
  • ID requirements: “Government-issued ID”
  • See details on their website.

46. MainStay Suites by Choice Hotels

  • Discount: 5% – 20% of your stay; 15% if you are a Veterans Advantage member
  • Who’s eligible: Veterans Advantage members, active and retired military, and military dependents
  • ID requirements: VetRewards card or other “appropriate identification”
  • See details on their website.

47. Marriott Hotels and Resorts

  • Discount: Varies
  • Who’s eligible: Active-duty members of the military
  • ID requirements: “Active-duty military identification”
  • See details on their website.

48. Marriott Vacation Club

  • Discount: Varies
  • Who’s eligible: Active-duty members of the military
  • ID requirements: “Active-duty military identification”
  • See details on their website.

49. Meridien by Starwood Preferred Guest

  • Discount: 10% off your stay
  • Who’s eligible: Active military personnel and veterans
  • ID requirements: Troop ID from ID.me
  • See details on their website.

50. Motel 6

  • Discount: 10% off your stay
  • Who’s eligible: Active and retired military personnel and military families
  • ID requirements: “Valid military ID”
  • See details on their website.

51. MOXY Hotels by Marriott

  • Discount: Varies
  • Who’s eligible: Active-duty members of the military
  • ID requirements: “Active-duty military identification”
  • See details on their website.

52. Paris Las Vegas by Caesars Entertainment

  • Discount: 10% off your stay
  • Who’s eligible: Active military personnel and veterans
  • ID requirements: Troop ID from ID.me
  • See details on their website.

53. Park Inn by Radisson

  • Discount: Varies
  • Who’s eligible: U.S. military personnel
  • ID requirements: “Appropriate identification”
  • See details on their website.

54. Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino by Caesars Entertainment

  • Discount: 10% off your stay
  • Who’s eligible: Active military personnel and veterans
  • ID requirements: Troop ID from ID.me
  • See details on their website.

55. Protea Hotels by Marriott

  • Discount: Varies
  • Who’s eligible: Active-duty members of the military
  • ID requirements: “Active-duty military identification”
  • See details on their website.

56. Quality Inn by Choice Hotels

  • Discount: 5% – 20% off your stay; 15% if you are a Veterans Advantage member
  • Who’s eligible: Veterans Advantage members, active and retired military, and military dependents
  • ID requirements: VetRewards card or other “appropriate identification”
  • See details on their website.

57. Radisson Hotels

  • Discount: Varies
  • Who’s eligible: U.S. military personnel
  • ID requirements: “Appropriate identification”
  • See details on their website.

58. Ramada Hotels

  • Discount: Up to 20% off if you are a Veterans Advantage member
  • Who’s eligible: Veteran Advantage members
  • ID requirements: VetRewards card
  • See details on the Veterans Advantage website.

59. Red Roof Inn

  • Discount: 10% off your stay; 20% off your stay if you are a Veterans Advantage member
  • Who’s eligible:  Military personnel, veterans, and military retirees
  • ID requirements: VetRewards cards or “government-issued military ID”
  • See details on their website.

60. Regis by Starwood Preferred Guest

  • Discount: 5% – 20% off your stay; 15% off if you are a Veterans Advantage member
  • Who’s eligible: Veterans Advantage members, active and retired military, and military dependents
  • ID requirements: VetRewards card or other “valid military employee ID”
  • See details on their website.

61. Renaissance Hotels by Marriott

  • Discount: Varies
  • Who’s eligible: Active-duty members of the military
  • ID requirements: “Active-duty military identification”
  • See details on their website.

62. Residence Inn by Marriott

  • Discount: Varies
  • Who’s eligible: Active-duty members of the military
  • ID requirements: “Active-duty military identification”
  • See details on their website.

63. Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino by Caesars Entertainment

  • Discount: 10% off your stay
  • Who’s eligible: Active military personnel and veterans
  • ID requirements: Troop ID from ID.me
  • See details on their website.

64. Rodeway Inn by Choice Hotels

  • Discount: 5% – 20% of your stay; 15% off your stay if you are a Veterans Advantage member
  • Who’s eligible: Veterans Advantage members, active and retired military, and military dependents
  • ID requirements: VetRewards card or other “appropriate identification”
  • See details on their website.

65. Sheraton by Starwood Preferred Guest

  • Discount: 10% off your stay
  • Who’s eligible: Active military personnel and veterans
  • ID requirements: Troop ID from ID.me
  • See details on their website.

66. Sleep Inn by Choice Hotels

  • Discount: 5% – 20% off your stay; 15% off if you are a Veterans Advantage member
  • Who’s eligible: Veterans Advantage members, active and retired military, and military dependents
  • ID requirements: VetRewards card or other “appropriate identification”
  • See details on their website.

67. SpringHill Suites by Marriott

  • Discount: Varies
  • Who’s eligible: Active-duty members of the military
  • ID requirements: “Active-duty military identification”
  • See details on their website.

68. Starwood Hotels

  • Discount: 5% – 20% off your stay; 15% off if you are a Veterans Advantage member
  • Who’s eligible: Veterans Advantage members, active and retired military, and military dependents
  • ID requirements: VetRewards card or other “valid military employee ID”
  • See details on their website.

69. Staybridge Suites by IHG

  • Discount: Varies
  • Who’s eligible: Active military employees
  • ID requirements: “Government-issued ID”
  • See details on their website.

70. Suburban Extended Stay Hotel by Choice Hotels

  • Discount: 5% – 20% off your stay; 15% off if you are a Veterans Advantage member
  • Who’s eligible: Veterans Advantage members, active and retired military, and their dependents
  • ID requirements: VetRewards card or other “appropriate identification”
  • See details on their website.

71. Tapestry Collection by Hilton

  • Discount: Up to 10% off your stay
  • Who’s eligible: Active and retired military, veterans, and military families
  • ID requirements: “Current and valid military identification card”
  • See details on their website.

72. The Cromwell by Caesars Entertainment

  • Discount: 10% off your stay
  • Who’s eligible: Active military personnel and veterans
  • ID requirements: Troop ID from ID.me
  • See details on their website.

75. The Luxury Collection by Starwood Preferred Guest

  • Discount: 10% off your stay
  • Who’s eligible: Active military personnel and veterans
  • ID requirements: Troop ID from ID.me
  • See details on their website.

76. The Ritz-Carlton by Marriott

  • Discount: Varies
  • Who’s eligible: Active-duty members of the military
  • ID requirements: “Active-duty military identification”
  • See details on their website.

77. TownePlace Suites by Marriott

  • Discount: Varies
  • Who’s eligible: Active-duty members of the military
  • ID requirements: “Active-duty military identification”
  • See details on their website.

74. Tribute by Starwood Preferred Guest

  • Discount: 10% off your stay
  • Who’s eligible: Active military personnel and veterans
  • ID requirements: Troop ID from ID.me
  • See details on their website.

78. Tru by Hilton

  • Discount: Up to 10% off your stay
  • Who’s eligible: Active and retired military, veterans, and military families
  • ID requirements: “Current and valid military identification card”
  • See details on their website.

79. Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts

  • Discount: Up to 10% off your stay
  • Who’s eligible: Active and retired military, veterans, and military families
  • ID requirements: “Current and valid military identification card”
  • See details on their website.

80. Westin by Starwood Preferred Guest

  • Discount: 10% off your stay
  • Who’s eligible: Active military personnel and veterans
  • ID requirements: Troop ID from ID.me
  • See details on their website.

81. W Hotels by Starwood Preferred Guest

  • Discount: 10% off your stay
  • Who’s eligible: Active military personnel and veterans
  • ID requirements: Troop ID from ID.me
  • See details on their website.

In Summary

Hotels, motels, and resorts nationwide offer military discounts of 5% – 20% to current and former military personnel and their immediate families. However, hotels may have different rules on who is eligible for their discount and what qualifies as proof of service. When in doubt, contact a hotel before booking your room to find out if you are eligible for a discount and what documents you will need to bring as proof of service.