17 of the Best Affordable Hotels in the US by TODAY

By Katie Jackson

When the first Motel 6 opened its doors in 1962, rooms were only $6 per night. These days it seems like it’s difficult to find quality rooms for under $75, but it’s not impossible.

In some cases, you’re better off staying at a highly rated 2-star hotel for half the price of a subpar 4-star hotel. From the world’s best chain motels, charming boutique inns, A-frame glamping cabins and even a hostel overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge, here are 17 cheap hotels to consider booking for your next getaway.

Most have starting rates less than $100 (subject to season and availability). All have a 4-star or higher rating on TripAdvisor. Two of the properties have even achieved the elusive 5-star perfect score!

The Roxbury Motel in Roxbury, New York

You may recognize this quirky Catskills motel from HGTV where it was highlighted as one of the country’s most amazing hotels (hence the perfect 5-star rating on TripAdvisor) or TLC where it was featured on the series “Insane Bathrooms.” Or perhaps you saw it on Animal Planet which showcased its Mayan-themed standalone cottage, “The Digs.” Regardless of which room you’re in at The Roxbury, your stay is sure to be memorable. For starters, the decor is surreal. Yes, this is where Alice would feel right at home if she ever left Wonderland. The more expensive suites come with complimentary spa passes. All rooms, including the economical studios, come with free Netflix and a continental breakfast with elevated offerings. Think chai tea, homemade coffee cake and Ghirardelli white chocolate hot cocoa.

TripAdvisor rating: 5 stars from 709 reviews

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