Travelodge was founded by Scott King in 1939 with its first motel in Southern California. The first Travelodge was opened in San Diego in 1940. Travelodge was started with the sole intention of catering to the budget-conscious visitors, so emphasis was more on functional amenities to add to the comfort of the traveller. The locations of the hotels were such that they were close to major landmarks and attracted more tourists. Travelodge has many hotels functioning in the US, UK, Canada, Ireland and Australia. This hotel group boasts of providing the basic essentials for a comfortable night’s sleep at an affordable price. The bear mascot of Travelodge group is very famous and you will find Sleepy Bear Den rooms at many locations.