If you’re one of those people who stays in your hotel room until 10:59 AM, relishing every last moment of pampered bliss, this retirement plan might be your dream scenario. A Texas man seems to have it all figured out. Instead of retiring to a nursing home, he plans to spend his golden years at various Holiday Inns to save money.
Terry Robinson of Spring, Texas, posted the details of his plan on Facebook earlier this month. “With the average cost for a nursing home care costing $188.00 per day,” he said, “there is a better way when we get old and too feeble. I’ve already checked on reservations at the Holiday Inn. For a combined long term stay discount and senior discount, it’s $59.23 per night. Breakfast is included, and some have happy hours in the afternoon.” He goes on to explain the many other amenities offered by Holiday Inns, including a pool, spa, gym, and washer-dryer. He even points out that he can save money on toothpaste, razors, shampoo, and soap as those are provided by the hotel chain. Mainly, however, he is attracted to how the hotel chain treats you “like a customer, not a patient.”
And since Holiday Inns have over 1,100 locations around the world (according to USA Today), Robinson would be able to travel almost anywhere he wants, and still feel at home.
It goes without saying that Holiday Inns aren’t equipped to handle the same medical emergencies as nursing homes, but the stark price differential makes it worth it for Robinson — at least for now.