DAYS INN Franchise Complaints

Days Inn franchise owners are invited to share their complaints, frustrations and advice with prospective franchise owners below.

Sometimes getting to the truth behind the franchise hype is difficult.

Despite the fact that the number of Days Inn domestic franchises has been declining in recent years, Entrepreneur magazine has been giving Days Inn progressively higher rankings in its much hyped Franchise 500.

2012  Ranked #5 of the top 500 franchises (# US units not broken out)

2011  1,662 (Ranked #6)

2010  1,677 (Ranked #21)

2009  1,681 (Ranked #22)

2008  1,706 (Ranked #31)

Days Inn Worldwide is part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of hotels which also includes Baymont Inns & Suites, Hawthorn Suites, Howard Johnson Int’l., Knights Franchise Systems, Microtel Inns & Suites, Ramada Worldwide, Super 8, Travelodge Hotels, Wingate by Wyndham, and Wyndham Hotels and Resorts.

While the number of U.S. Days Inn franchises has been declining, Entrepreneur magazine keeps increasing its ranking.

Is the Days Inn franchise really improving every year?

Does Days Inn franchise provide the training, support, marketing and systems it promises?

Is Days Inn franchise and parent Wyndham Worldwide genuinely dedicated to the success of its franchise owners? 

Please share a comment, opinion or insight below.



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6 thoughts on “DAYS INN Franchise Complaints

  • January 28, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Days Inn’s nazi shrine at it’s flagship hotel was insured by CNA, a division of Loews, owned by the Tisch family. Jon Tisch is a former head of the American Hotel Lodging Association. When Nazi Tom Metzger stated,“I remember the good ole Days Inn, Georgia”, he referenced the flagship property of the 1800 unit chain.

    3 sets of Miami homicides from the 1970’s have been solved. They each had a nick-name …“The Hepatitis Murders”, The “Miami Rampage Murders”, and “The Building Toss Murders”. All 3 sets had 20 victims perish. They were committed by the same gang of young pro-nazi perpetrators with high-up connections in Dade County.

    The perpetrators are:

    1) Tom Tobin, Atlanta, GA – now a magistrate in Atlanta. Son of Mami judge, David Tobin.
    2) John Snodgrass, Atlanta, GA – formerly CEO of Days Inn hotels and formerly president of Cendant Corp..
    3) Doug Collins, Atlanta, GA – formerly president of Days Inn and CEO of Buckhead America, a hotel management company.
    4) Anthony Marshall, Orlando, FL – formerly Dean of F.I.U.’s hotel college and current director of the American Hotel Lodging Association in Orlando
    5) Frederick W. Tokars – United States Federal Prisoner #40099-066, formerly a Judge pro temp in Atlanta and City of Atlanta prosecutor.

    1)“The Hepatitis Murders”- victims were administered a lethal combination of “Hepatitis D” and “Hepatitis B” in the form of feces. Within 4 mos., the victims developed jaundice, diahrreha, emaciation, before their deaths. The Hepatitis “D” was supplied to the group by the brother of 1 of the perpetrators, Dr. Jerome Tokars, jr., in practice today at the CDC in Atlanta. Tokars, Collins, Tobin, and Snodgrass injected the victims with the Hepatitis “D” and within days, forced the feces of Anthony Marshall into the victims orally. Among the victims are:

    Helen Whited, daughter of the editor-in-chief of the Miami Herald
    Captain Steven Rabinovich, Eastern Air Lines
    Don Oglesby, a medical student at the U. of Maimi
    Dana St. Claire, a senior at Carol City High School
    Bob Bowers, a resident of Miami
    Alan Moyers, a resident of Miami and Navy officer

    I believe that these 5 also participated in the same M.O. in the deaths of 5 U.S. Army personell at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu in the mid-1980’s.

    The “Hepatitis Murders” may have been re-classified as a “failed medical experiment” over the objections of Dr. Joe Davis, M.E.. I believe that the re-classification of these murders was coerced at the insistence of those connected to the perpetrators and done so at gun-point.

    2) The “Building Toss” murders.

    20 victims thrown to their deaths in Miami in the mid-70’s. The persons responsible are Tobin, Tokars, Snodgrass, and Collins. I do not believe that Anthony Marshall of Orlando participated in these homicides though I am certain he was aware of them being committed by these persons aforehand.

    3) The “Miami Rampage Murders”- over a period of 2 weeks, 20 persons were beaten, shot, and stabbed to death by the 4 younger persons of the gang, Tokars, Collins, Snodgrass, and Tobin.

    I believe that the persons responsible for these 3 sets of these murders should be brought to justice and convicted and sentenced to life in prison. This information can be confirmed in interview with U.S. Federal Prisoner #40099-066, Frederick W. Tokars.

  • October 26, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    I am not a franchise OWNER.. I have tried to find the president’s address, but to no avail. I did leave a message on Twitter, but it was not answered. I recently stayed at the Days Inn in St. George, Utah for 8 days. I made a reservation a few months in advance, noting that I had a handicapped person with me and would like a ground floor.
    Upon entering the room, which was located on the 3rd. floor, we quickly discovered that it was not a handicapped room. Back to the lobby, I complained and the man said we’d get a different room the next day. Well, we did, but it too, was not for a handicapped person either.

    If there is any way to get this letter to the president, please do so!
    Writing for my disgruntled comrade…David Lessard, 3045 Kent Pl., Prescott, AZ. 86301. [redacted]

  • March 15, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    0n March 12th I stays at Days Inn in Kinder, Louisanna next to the Coushatta. The bathroom tub was really dirty there was only 2 wash towels and 2 bath towels in the room. I called the front desk for additional towels and they only delivered 2 bath towels and NO wash towels. Really Room sleeps 4 people and only 2 sets of towels. The next morning I called and talked to the Manager [whom had an attitude] and asked for additional towels. I was told that I had to bring all the dirty towels to the front desk in order to receive some more towels. How rude!!! Then he stated that the receipt said that there were 4 sets of towels in that room. So I explained to him that I do not need to take no towels and that I do not like white towel anyway!!! No Apology No Nothing!!! I have been staying at this Days Inn every time I am at the Coushatta for the past 5 years! But Never Again!!!!!

  • July 6, 2016 at 5:35 am

    I originally for the Cecil Day family opening newly constructed Days Inns in which was the pioneer of the parasite aspect of the minimum service hotels of it’s time. What Hampton Inn has become was a Days Inn mastermind. After saturating the Interstate grassroots with the development of Disney World in Orlando, Days began building upscale minimum service hotels next to full service establishments robbing them of their room revenues. About this time Mrs. Day sold the company to Reliance Capital and Sol Steinberg . After the RC takeover was denied by the Federal Trade Commision, Stenberg had a massive amount of cash. CocaCola was courting Mrs. Day to purchase the chain but would not assume the debt of the newly constructed hotels that were leading the industry in occupancy. RC assumed the debt and bought the company. There were somewhere around 400 Days Inns in operation most company owned with around thirty or so franchises. Steinberg brought in Henry Silverman who hired Mike Leven to chnage the focus to franchising. Within six months most company owned properties were sold and mostly to the Asian-Indian investors whom had been given the cold shoulder by all major hotel companies in the USA. Leven instilled a major training campaign to bring the inexperienced operators into the new wave of hotel operations. Days Inn went public on the stock exchange and the quality and the consistency of the chain went with it. I was a Quality Assurance Inspector and Conversion Specialist that knew along with all of my coworkers that this was a major joke. We were right. The Indian Operators brought the operations and standards to a all time low with guest complaints at a high. :Later Silverman and John Snodgrass did the same to Ramada and Howard Johnson as well as the other chains HFS/Cendant acquired. While most of the true operators of the Day company jumped to Hampton Inns after Bass bought it’s parent company and left it to die. Now 30 years later Hampton is the most consistent chain on the planet now owned by Hilton and no one takes their socks off in a Days Inn. End of story.

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  • April 8, 2020 at 10:37 am

    Days Inn, 1518 Walnut Ave., Dalton, Ga
    Bathroom floor dirty. Corners and edges had not ever been cleaned, I’m sure
    No safety bar on tub/shower. No soap or shampoo shelf
    I’m wondering how clean the surfaces were I didn’t see.

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