1. Earn Rewards

Register for Choice Privileges, the free rewards program for the hotel group that encompasses over 5,500 properties worldwide including Clarion Hotels. Earn 10 points for every dollar spent at Clarion Hotel locations throughout the country. Points can be redeemed for free night stays, vacation packages, airline rewards, travel rewards, gift cards and more. Qualified applicants can apply for the Choice Privileges Visa Signature Card. Cardholders earn 15 points per $1 spent at Choice Privileges locations and a 10% point bonus on eligible stays. Cardholders can earn up to a 4 night free stay after booking just one night with the Signature Card.

2. Peruse for Promotions

Clarion offers seasonal deals on their website, so it's always worth checking out their promotions. Several times a year you are able to earn a $50 gift card when you book two separate visits to any of the Choice Hotels properties within a given time frame. If you're a choice member you can always save at least 20% when you book in advance. Depending on the location of your hotel, you may need 7 to 30 days notice to get the savings.

3. Group Rates and Discounts

Clarion happily offers special rates and additional discounts to various groups. If you are an AARP or AAA member, you save 10% off your room when you book at participating locations. Seniors, military personnel, government employees and business travelers can also take advantage of special rate opportunities. Be sure to ask when you make your reservation to get the most savings during your stay.

4. Internet Best Rate Guarantee

Book your room online and Clarion guarantees that you'll receive the lowest rate available. If you find a better price, simply fill out the claim form and submit it. Not only will they honor the lower rate, you'll get a free night stay.