Many of these free breakfasts feature previously frozen bagels, donuts fresh out of the refrigerator, and industrial tasting danishes. I think that they are great for people traveling with young children who can have cereal and fruit before they go on the road or head out for the day while on vacation. I always opt for a sit-down breakfast with an omelet station if available if traveling alone. When with my wife, I have a coffee while she is getting ready and we eat at a breakfast type restaurant on the road, many of which I have found on Roadfood. Just last month my wife and I were at a hotel with a "free breakfast" as described above, but only 12 miles away was "Mo’s Midtown", (http://roadfood.com/Reviews/Overview.aspx?RefID=1476), an outstanding place for breakfast reviewed by the Sterns. We opted for Mo’s and we were not disappointed. The moral of the story, always check Roadfood.com when traveling out of town.