It all began in 1973. Builder, contractor and future Indy-winning race team owner James R. Trueman opened the first Red Roof Inn in Columbus, Ohio (and charged guests just $8.50 a night).
For over 45 years, we’ve kept our focus on building the right relationships and producing results. This means guests and franchisees get our full attention. At each of our 550+ locations, we offer incredible value and prove that economy and quality can exist at the same property.
And now we’ve introduced Red Roof PLUS+®, a brand extension perfectly fit for hotels looking to revive their property at a reasonable cost (and optimal return), The Red Collection™, a new group of midscale, hyper-local hotels inspired by their city’s vibe and culture, and HomeTowne Studios by Red Roof™ to accommodate the fastest growing lodging segment while enjoying all of the benefits of doing business with Red Roof.