Whether you’re a parent, coach, player or fan – sports are a year round activity. There’s always another game, tournament, or competition on the horizon. With IHG Hotels & Resorts’ Sports Rate, booking game-approved accommodations has never been easier – with savings of at least 10 percent when booking one to nine rooms.
To help narrow the playing field, we’ve rounded up stays in some of the most desirable cities for sports tourism and competitive events.
Sleep, play, repeat
Where to stay: Need to stay in the zone, on and off the field? Look no further than EVEN Hotel Atlanta – Cobb Galleria’s guest rooms with in-room fitness zones and a state-of-the-art fitness center. With a premium onsite laundry facility, athletes and families will have a convenient place to stay game day ready. Plus, the hotel is located near Truist Park, home of the Atlanta Braves.
Also, just 40 minutes up the interstate is Georgia’s world-famous LakePoint Sports Complex in Cartersville. You can find a comfortable stay at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Cartersville that will serve you a great night’s rest, a hot complimentary breakfast perfect for charging up before a day filled with big games, and is located close to the area’s notable museums and entertainment for postgame fun.
Where to stay: With the only NFL franchise located in the Pacific Northwest, the Seattle Seahawks, one of the best MLS gameday atmospheres with the Seattle Sounders, and an array of other professional and collegiate teams, Seattle is a city that is devoted to its sports. EVEN Hotel Seattle Downtown – Lake Union puts you close to the action with best-in-class fitness facilities, healthier food options, LED mood-changing lights, and plush mattresses so you can recharge after a long day. The hotel also provides convenient access to Climate Pledge Arena, home to the National Hockey League’s Seattle Kraken.
Where to stay: With Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts, just next door and the Indiana Convention Center only two blocks away, sports travelers know that Holiday Inn Express & Suites Indianapolis Dtn-Conv Ctr Area is an ideal place to stay. If the NBA is more your speed, Gainbridge Fieldhouse, home to the Indiana Pacers, is less than two miles away. For racing fans dreaming about the Indy 500, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is within a few miles as well! This hotel is big on the little things, like a complimentary hot breakfast complete with fresh bacon, sausage, eggs, pancakes and cinnamon rolls, and all the in-room conveniences that make you feel right at home, even when you’re on the road.
Where to Stay: From international multi-sporting events to exclusive competitions, Montreal is one of Canada’s top sporting destinations, and you can’t go wrong with a stay at InterContinental Montreal. Whether you’re in town to watch the beloved Montreal Canadiens take the ice, cheering on your team from the hotel’s bar – Sara B. – or doing a cool down exercise in the salt-water lap pool – this hotel has everything you need for a sports-filled weekend.
Fuel up and wind down
Where to stay: A good night’s rest and a hearty meal are important before any game, and avid hotel Orlando International Airport’s free, high-quality, grab and go breakfast with fresh bean-to-cup coffee (for the parents and coaches that need a little extra pep) is a great way to fuel up for the day. Plus, the property’s premium pillowtop mattresses, blackout roller shades, and sound-reducing features are thoughtfully designed so athletes can get a good night’s sleep every time. Located only two miles from Orlando International Airport, the property’s central location puts you near Orange County Convention Center, University of Central Florida, and Exploria Stadium, home to Orlando City’s Soccer Club.
Where to stay: If you’re traveling to Mesa, you might be participating in a tournament at Bell Banks Park, a world-class family sports and entertainment park for Legacy Sports USA‘s youth, adult, and amateur sports teams. Teams and families can fuel up before the big game with a complimentary breakfast buffet complete with cinnamon rolls, pancakes, or healthier options such as Chobani Greek yogurt and old-fashioned rolled oats at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Gilbert – Mesa Gateway Airport. This new property extends the fun after the big game with a resort-style swimming pool, large hot tub, fire pits, and spacious guest rooms to spread out and relax.
Where to stay: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Louisville Downtown gives you a good night’s rest as well as complimentary hot breakfast before heading out for a big day. With close access to the University of Louisville, supporting your collegiate athlete is easy. Plus, a visit to Louisville isn’t complete without going to Churchill Downs, home to the Kentucky Derby – the oldest continuously held major sporting event there is!
Where to stay: From ice hockey to basketball to rugby, Toronto is home to an array iconic franchises. With four major professional leagues represented in the Blue Jays, Raptors, Maple Leafs and Toronto FC, there is something to satisfy any sports fan. Whether you’re in town for a big game or are making a pilgrimage to the Hockey Hall of Fame to take in the finest collection of hockey artifacts from around the world, Holiday Inn Express Toronto Downtown’s vibrant location gives you easy access to all this sports city has to offer. Kick start your day with the hotel’s complimentary breakfast complete with a one-touch pancake machine (available in every Holiday Inn Express property)!
Where to stay: Whether it be little league or the big leagues, Arlington’s versatile sporting venues can host a variety of games. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Arlington North – Stadium Area has easy access to AT&T Stadium and the Rangers’ Globe Life Park, and the hotel’s complimentary breakfast with eggs, bacon, and pancakes is a home run. Plus, with the growing e-sports trend, Esports Stadium Arlington is one of the largest dedicated e-sports centers, and the property’s central location puts you close to all the action.
With IHG’s Sports Rate and reimagined rewards program, IHG One Rewards, members get access to richer benefits and our lowest rates. Plus, IHG One Rewards members can earn 4X IHG One Rewards points on stays this summer (valid on stays through Aug. 31, 2022).