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

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

Dunkin’

Dunn Brothers

Gloria Jean’s Gourmet Coffees

Krispy Kreme

Peet’s Coffee & Tea

Starbucks

Tim Hortons

Dine-In Restaurants

Applebee’s

Bonefish Grill

Buffalo Wild Wings

Famous Dave’s

Hooters

Logan’s Roadhouse

LongHorn Steakhouse

Olive Garden

Outback Steakhouse

P.F. Chang’s

Red Lobster

Red Robin

Fast-Food/Fast-Casual Restaurants

Arby’s

Baja Fresh

Blaze Pizza

Burger King

Carl’s Jr.

Chick-fil-A

Chipotle

Culver’s

Dairy Queen

Del Taco

El Pollo Loco

Fazoli’s

Freshii

Hardee’s

Jack In The Box

KFC

Long John Silver’s

McDonald’s

MOD Pizza

Moe’s Southwest Grill

Noodles & Co.

Panda Express

Panera

Popeyes

Potbelly Sandwich Shop

QDOBA Mexican Eats

Quiznos

Sonic

Subway

Taco Bell

Taco John’s

Wendy’s

White Castle

Zaxby’s

Gyms

24 Hour Fitness

Anytime Fitness

Crunch Fitness

Equinox

Gold’s Gym

LA Fitness

Planet Fitness

Life Time

Orangetheory

Snap Fitness

Hotels

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.

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

DoubleTree

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

Fairmont

  • 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

Hilton

  • 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

Hyatt

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

Marriott

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

Microtel

Motel 6

Quality Inn

Radisson

Ramada

  • 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

Sheraton

  • 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

Travelodge

Wingate

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Retail Stores

Apple Store

Barnes & Noble

Best Buy

The Home Depot

Kroger

Lowe’s

Meijer

Publix

Sam’s Club

Target

  • 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

Walmart

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