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Best Budget-Friendly Hotel Brand (2021)

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Lodging can easily become one of the biggest expenses when it comes to travel, but you shouldn't have to blow through your budget or stay in a drab, personality-less room in order to save. These hotel brands combine affordable rates, lots of amenities and frequent freebies to set the scene for a comfortable and wallet-friendly stay–whether for business or pleasure. 

  • Red Roof

    Red Roof

    Red Roof is proud to be leaders in the game of economy hotels and motels. Spacious standard rooms feature free wifi, desk workspace and extra outlets for charging devices. Their upgraded Red Roof Plus rooms are outfitted with Serta mattresses, wood-like flooring and sleek furnishings. Upgraded linens and towels make all the difference as do the extra inches on the flat screen TV. 
    Photo courtesy of Red Roof

  • Motel 6

    Motel 6

    Well loved and easily recognized by those traveling America's roadways, Motel 6 has made a name for itself by being clean, friendly, dependable and most importantly, affordable. Expanded cable TV and pet-friendly rooms make this hotel a good choice for those looking to stay within their budget. Free coffee in the mornings makes getting up and getting going a pleasure. 
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  • Country Inn & Suites

    Country Inn & Suites

    Signature amenities at Country Inn & Suites by Radisson include a complimentary grab-and-go breakfast each morning, free WiFi and fitness centers. Travelers will find more than 456 locations across the Americas.
    Photo courtesy of Country Inn & Suites

  • Best Western Hotels & Resorts

    Best Western Hotels & Resorts

    Best Western and Best Western Plus have been serving travelers for 70 years with more than 4,700 properties located around the globe. No matter where in the world they are, guests can almost always expect free breakfast and high speed internet, in-room coffee and access to a guest computer and printer in the lobby. Many rooms also include flat screen TVs, microwaves, refrigerators and work spaces.
    Photo courtesy of Best Western Hotels & Resorts

  • Courtyard by Marriott

    Courtyard by Marriott

    Courtyard by Marriott offers an affordable solution for business travelers, with a modern lobby perfect for getting some work done outside the room, and amenities like free wifi, flexible workspaces, gym and temperature-controlled pool. There are more than 1,100 locations across more than 50 countries and territories.
    Photo courtesy of Courtyard by Marriott

  • Residence Inn

    Residence Inn

    With over 850 locations worldwide, Residence Inn offers spacious, comfortable suites with kitchenettes and living areas, plus amenities such as free breakfast buffets, free WiFi, and modern fitness centers. Their budget-friendly pricing is well suited for groups, families, or those looking for an extended stay hotel.
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  • Moxy Hotels

    Moxy Hotels

    A stay at Moxy proves that affordability doesn’t have to be boring. These hip, stylish, experimental hotels in 60 destinations across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific feature industrial design elements, small but well-planned bedrooms and fun social spaces where travelers can connect.
    Photo courtesy of Moxy Hotels

  • Hampton by Hilton

    Hampton by Hilton

    Hampton by Hilton promises great value, and then deliver. Among the budget-friendly chains, they are most well-known by travelers for their free, hot breakfasts (think fresh waffles and oatmeal). Their rooms are equally appealing and outfitted with free wifi. Other perks include digital check-in, fitness center and a 24-hour business center.
    Photo courtesy of Hampton by Hilton

  • Holiday Inn Express

    Holiday Inn Express

    Holiday Inn Express ranks as the fastest growing hotel brand in the InterContinental lineup with well over 2,800 hotels worldwide. Guests appreciate the free hot breakfast each day, was well as coffee hot and ready to go whenever you need it, free wifi, choice of soft or firm pillows and bedside outlets to keep devices charged.
    Photo courtesy of Holiday Inn Express

  • Aloft Hotels

    Aloft Hotels

    Aloft Hotels, part of the Marriott International lineup, is one of the fastest growing hotel brands with over 100 properties and counting in 16 countries around the globe. Guests will find a tech-forward experience (including keyless checkin) as well as meeting and work spaces, fitness center, saline pool and even frequent live music.
    Photo courtesy of Aloft Hotels

The top 10 winners in the category Best Budget-Friendly Hotel Brand are as follows:
  1. Red Roof
  2. Motel 6
  3. Country Inn & Suites
  4. Best Western Hotels & Resorts
  5. Courtyard by Marriott
  6. Residence Inn
  7. Moxy Hotels
  8. Hampton by Hilton
  9. Holiday Inn Express
  10. Aloft Hotels

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

Congratulations to all these winning hotels!

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