Lodging Franchise Opportunities

Buying a lodging franchise can be a very accommodating career move.

Lodging franchises are enjoying steady success across the country as more and more Americans take to the open road

With 102 franchise systems, there are several great business opportunities that fit your investment range.
Lodgings such as Campgrounds and Hotels are typically well-known across the nation, which helps ensure maximum occupancy and a great franchise opportunity.
Sector Report
Sample research stats taken from our data in the Lodging sector
Initial Investment

What does it cost to get into the Lodging sector?

The average investment in the Lodging sector is $30,252,645. But, that doesn’t tell the whole story. There's a striking difference between the average and median.

Of all Lodging franchises, 50 have an investment lower than $9,310,975. The average initial investment is skewed because the most expensive franchise in this sector is $518,644,295.

When looking at franchise opportunities make sure you examine brands within your investment range. Search below for Lodging investments that fit your financial criteria. If you're not sure what you can afford, fill out our Franchise Affordability Calculator.

Initial Investment
$518,644,295 Highest
$79,475 Lowest
Figure 1: Initial Investment required for a franchise in the Lodging sector
Financial Transparency
Provides Item 19 Data
Figure 2: 65% of franchises in this sector have Item 19 in their FDD.
Discloses Expense Data
Figure 3: Of franchises with an Item 19, 12% disclose expense data

How much can I make in the Lodging sector?

How much money you can make from a Lodging franchise depends on several factors, including location and demand for your services.

One way to predict your profit potential is to evaluate the financial performance representations provided by a franchisor in Item 19 of their Franchise Disclosure Document. Franchisors are not required to disclose this information, some are more transparent than others.

In the Lodging sector, 65% disclose a financial performance representation. Of those, only 12% disclose some type of expense data on its franchisee operations.

Unlock our Lodging Sector Report to learn which franchises are profitable.

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Why buy a Lodging franchise?
Lodging franchises are good investment opportunities for sophisticated and finacially stable investors. There are great franchises in this sector for people with past experience in hospitality or lodging.
  • Franchises in this sector offer great brand recognition across the US
  • Several brands have limited turnover
  • Multi-unit franchise opportunities are available
  • Great for career changers over 40 years old
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Are you an ideal candidate?
Typically, larger hotel franchises are seeking institutional investors who will hire management firms to operate the hotels. Some smaller or discount chains will support single-unit investors and are also looking for existing independent hotel operators for conversion opportunities.
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