If fast and free wireless Internet is a priority when you book a hotel room, don’t expect speedy Wi-Fi at pricey chain hotels.
That was a key conclusion in a new study by the website HotelWiFiTest.com, which collected and analyzed Wi-Fi speeds from 1,309 hotels across the country.
The study found that independent hotels are more likely to offer free Wi-Fi while upscale chains such as Sheraton, Marriott and Hilton offer free Wi-Fi at only a limited number of properties. A Marriott spokesman declined to comment, saying he does not know how the study was conducted.
The study praised Quality Inn, a low-cost brand operated by Choice Hotels International, saying...