Travelodge now offer guests free wifi in the Bar Cafes of their UK hotels. I tried the free wifi at the Travelodge Edinburgh West End in September 2011 and the signal was excellent. The free access is restricted to 512kb download speeds and a 78mb download limit per 24 hours period. I didn’t find that a problem as I was checking email, doing some blog admin and using Twitter and Facebook. You can check if the hotel at which you are staying has a Bar Cafe on the hotel information page on the Travelodge website.
Travelodge will be hosting me at their London Tower Bridge hotel for 2 nights when I’m attending the World Travel Market in London in early November 2011, so I’ll be trying out the free wifi there too.
Update 13 November 2011 – The free wifi at London Tower Bridge was good enough for me to upload a 90 second video. I was even able to pick up the free wifi signal in my first floor room which was above the Bar Cafe.
Update 7 December 2011 – The free wifi at Edinburgh Learmonth was very good.