138 of the Most Popular Places With Free Wi-Fi

Short Answer: Many businesses offer free Wi-Fi, including cafes, restaurants, gyms, stores, hotels, and travel plazas. Some of the popular places that have free, open Wi-Fi include Starbucks, fast food places like Arby’s and Burger King, and gyms like Life Time and Planet Fitness. Below, we list the places that have free Wi-Fi — many of which you can find near you.

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The List of Places That Have Free Wi-Fi

The following stores, restaurants, cafes, gyms, and other facilities offer free Wi-Fi for customers. Location availability percentages are approximate, based on our conversations with customer service representatives and the individual locations we checked.

Our list also details whether each place’s Wi-Fi is open or password-protected; note that even if the Wi-Fi is open, you may need to agree to the terms and conditions in order to log on.

Cafes/Coffee Shops

Biggby Coffee

  • Locations: Most (about 95%)
  • Access: Usually open; Biggby locations are franchises, so some may give you the password when you make a purchase.
  • Find your nearest Biggby Coffee

Caribou Coffee

  • Locations: Most (about 90%)
  • Access: Usually open; some franchised locations may provide the password when you make a purchase.
  • Find your nearest Caribou Coffee

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf


Dunn Brothers

Gloria Jean’s Gourmet Coffees

Krispy Kreme

Peet’s Coffee & Tea


Tim Hortons

Dine-In Restaurants


Bonefish Grill

Buffalo Wild Wings

Famous Dave’s


Logan’s Roadhouse

LongHorn Steakhouse

Olive Garden

Outback Steakhouse

P.F. Chang’s

Red Lobster

Red Robin

Fast-Food/Fast-Casual Restaurants


Baja Fresh

Blaze Pizza

Burger King

Carl’s Jr.




Dairy Queen

Del Taco

El Pollo Loco




Jack In The Box


Long John Silver’s


MOD Pizza

Moe’s Southwest Grill

Noodles & Co.

Panda Express



Potbelly Sandwich Shop

QDOBA Mexican Eats



  • Locations: Select drive-in restaurants (about 20%)
  • Access: Varies by location; usually open
  • Find your nearest Sonic


Taco Bell

Taco John’s


White Castle



24 Hour Fitness

Anytime Fitness

Crunch Fitness


Gold’s Gym

LA Fitness

Planet Fitness

Life Time


Snap Fitness


Note: At hotels, you will generally receive your Wi-Fi password or access code at check-in. Hotels with password-protected Wi-Fi may offer open access in the lobby; this will vary greatly by location, so “Access” in the list below refers to the in-room Wi-Fi policy.


  • Locations: Most (about 90%)
  • Access: Password-protected
  • Find a Baymont

Best Western Hotels & Resorts

Cambria Hotels

Candlewood Suites

Clarion Hotels

Comfort Inn & Suites

Country Inn & Suites

Courtyard by Marriott

  • Locations: All; higher-speed Wi-Fi available for a daily fee
  • Access: Password-protected
  • Find a Courtyard

Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts

Days Inn


Drury Hotels

Econo Lodge

Embassy Suites

  • Locations: All; premium Wi-Fi is available for an additional charge
  • Access: Password-protected
  • Find an Embassy Suites

EVEN Hotels

Extended Stay America


  • Locations: Some
  • Access: You will receive Wi-Fi details at check-in. Note that some locations restrict free Wi-Fi access to ALL – Accor Live Limitless loyalty program members.
  • Find a Fairmont

Fairfield Inn & Suites

Four Points by Sheraton

Four Seasons

Hampton Inn

Hawthorn Suites


  • Locations: All; premium Wi-Fi available at an additional cost
  • Access: Password-protected
  • Find a Hilton

Hilton Garden Inn

Holiday Inn/Holiday Inn Express

Home2 Suites

Homewood Suites

Hotel Indigo

Howard Johnson


InterContinental Hotels & Resorts

Kimpton Hotels

  • Locations: Some; may restrict access to IHG Rewards Club members
  • Access: Password-protected
  • Find a Kimpton Hotel

Knights Inn

  • Locations: Most; representatives were unable to provide an exact percentage
  • Access: Password-protected
  • Find a Knights Inn

La Quinta

Mainstay Suites


  • Locations: All for guests with a Mariott Bonvoy rewards membership (which is free to join)
  • Access: Password-protected
  • Find a Marriott


Motel 6

Quality Inn



  • Locations: Most (about 84%)
  • Access: Password-protected
  • Find a Ramada

Red Roof Inn

Renaissance Hotels

  • Locations: Select locations (about 35%) offer free Wi-Fi in guest rooms; others offer complimentary access in the lobby and high-speed guest room access for a fee.
  • Access: Password-protected
  • Find a Renaissance Hotel

Residence Inn

Rodeway Inn


  • Locations: Most locations offer free lobby access but charge a fee for in-room, high-speed wireless.
  • Access: Password-protected
  • Find a Sheraton

Sleep Inn

SpringHill Suites

Staybridge Suites

Super 8

  • Locations: Most (about 75%)
  • Access: Password-protected
  • Find a Super 8



  • Locations: Most (about 95%)
  • Access: Password-protected
  • Find a Wingate

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Retail Stores

Apple Store

Barnes & Noble

Best Buy

The Home Depot





Sam’s Club


  • Locations: All
  • Access: Open; just select “Target Guest Wi-Fi” from the list of available networks and accept the Wi-Fi Terms and Conditions
  • Find a Target


Whole Foods

Travel Plazas

Connecticut Service Plazas

Love’s Travel Stops

Maryland I-95 Travel Plazas

Massachusetts Department of Transportation Service Plazas

New York State Thruway Authority Service Areas

Pennsylvania Turnpike Service Plazas

TravelCenters of America/Petro

Places That Do Not Offer Free Wi-Fi

In the course of our research, we found that the following businesses do not usually have free Wi-Fi for customers. (Note: Linked business names will take you to our previous research on that company’s Wi-Fi policy.)

  • Carnival Cruise Line
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • The Cheesecake Factory
  • Chili’s
  • Costco
  • Cracker Barrel
  • Liberty Travel Plaza/Liberty Express
  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Pilot/Flying J
  • Princess Cruises
  • Ritz-Carlton Hotels (Note: You can receive free Wi-Fi by joining the hotel’s rewards program.)
  • Royal Caribbean Cruises
  • Texas Roadhouse
  • Whataburger
  • Wingstop