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Which Hotel Brands Have the Fastest WiFi Speeds?

July 21, 2014 at 10:30 AM | by | ()

Hotels are feeling the need for speed--fast WiFi speed.

We've been focusing a lot on speed in our last few WiFi Reports and we've been making notes as we go along on some of the faster WiFi speeds that we encounter across the world.

But now, wefi, a mobile data intelligence company (whose biggest investor is Time Warner, FYI), has compiled an info graphic of the best U.S hotel brands for WiFi.

The list, which includes airports and beaches, was created using WiFi speed data collected from 45 million hotspots from April 1 to June 15 of this year. And not so surprisingly, the majority of the brands in the list are budget brands who offer WiFi for free. Here's the wefi list below, including the average speeds of the hotel brand's WiFi signal and our own notes on whether the WeFi, er, WiFi is free or not:

Red Roof Inns (4.34 mbps)
Sleep Inn (4.14 mbps) Ramada (3.69 mbps)
Holiday Inn (3.68 mbps)
Best Western (3.66 mbps)
Aloft Hotels (3.42 mbps)
Studio 6 (3.22 mbps) (not always free)
Hilton (3.17 mbps) (not free in guest rooms)
Quality Inns (3.15 mbps)
Four Points by Sheraton (3.04 mbps)
Comfort Inn (2.99 mbps)
Candlewood Suites (2.69 mbps)
Radisson (2.43 mbps)
Clarion (2.42 mbps)
Doubletree Hotel (2.32 mbps) (not free in guest rooms)

While we're on the subject of WiFi speeds, a recent guest at the Pechanga Casino in Southern California let us know the casino still has a ways to go in terms of offering good WiFi.

"The wi-fi is free but non-existent in the rooms. I had to sit in the lobby to use it. In our room the network is not even recognized."

Ugh, #theworst. Also, very typical of casino hotels. Guess they'd rather you downstairs gambling instead.

[Photo: wefi Infographic]

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