06/13/2013 06:29 am ET

Red Roof Inn 40th Anniversary: A Look Back At The Historic Hotel Chain (PHOTOS)

Red Roof Inn

Like the Beverly Hills Hotel, the Hotel del Coronado and the Motel 6 hotel chain before it, the Red Roof Inn, the ubiquitous roadside chain is turning 40 this year.

To celebrate, the Columbus, OH-based brand has rolled out a 40th anniversary promotion, which culminates in a $40,000 Grand Prize awarded in October.

In honor of the Red Roof Inn, we took at look back into their archives to get a glimpse of the brand's evolution over the past 40 years. Enjoy the bit of nostalgia below.

Photos courtesy of Red Roof Inn.

Red Roof Inn Anniversary
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