You don't have to spend a fortune for an incredible hotel stay, as the affordable picks in the Fodor's 100 Hotel Awards clearly attest. These hotels are true gems, offering luxury amenities at manageable prices (under $285 per night, for a double room). From an island inn that serves homemade breakfasts to a boutique hotel that doubles as an art museum, travelers will get more for their money at these properties, along with an unforgettable hospitality experience. Here’s a selection of hotels on the list, along with how much you can expect to pay (prices are subject to change).
Where: Mérida, Mexico
Prices: Starting at $200
It’s easy to get swept up in Casa Lecanda’s romantic atmosphere. The hotel’s ruby walls, long-stemmed roses and wrought-iron chandeliers take guests back to a different era and create a luxurious, romantic atmosphere. Relax in hammocks by the swimming pool, or enjoy a drink at the hotel's Wine & Tequila Bar.
Hotel Maison de Ville
Where: New Orleans
Prices: starting at $179
The recently renovated Hotel Maison de Ville takes guests back in time. The property comprises historic townhouses and “bachelor quarters,” and the main building dates back to the 1780s. Guest rooms include tapestry-covered chairs and antiques that add to the hotel’s old-world ambiance.
Where: Berlin, Germany
Prices: starting at €153
Located in a building that once housed the Royal Danish Embassy, Das Stue combines history and contemporary elegance. Guest rooms feature views of the courtyard, a park or the Berlin Zoo, and all rooms come equipped with world-class amenities. Guests can also enjoy the hotel’s two onsite restaurants that serve everything from Mediterranean fare to 1920s-inspired cocktails.
Hotel Palomar Phoenix
Prices: starting at $119
In the heart of Phoenix’s CityScape is Hotel Palomar Phoenix, one of the city’s most popular boutique properties. The hotel’s quirky interiors and unbeatable location draw a diverse crowd. Guests can relax in luxuriously decorated guest rooms with unparalleled downtown views while they sip wine at the complimentary evening wine hour.
Where: Tavira, Portugal
Prices: starting at €155
Take a stroll through fruit orchards and olive groves at Fazenda Nova in the Algarve region of Portugal. The hotel is on a 25-acre farm and features 10 guest rooms with simple, chic accommodations. Guests can enjoy local fare at an onsite restaurant or take in spectacular sea views from the hotel library’s terrace.
21c Museum Hotel
Where: Cincinnati, Ohio
Prices: starting at $249
A contemporary art museum that doubles as a boutique hotel, 21c Museum Hotel offers elegant, cosmopolitan accommodations. Guests can browse a collection of cutting-edge art or enjoy a gourmet meal at the hotel’s award-winning restaurant, Metropole. All guest rooms are designer decorated and include quirky amenities like peppermint soap and silver julep cups.
Where: Limeni, Greece
Prices: starting at €135
Once a seaside fortress, Pirgos Mavromichali offers stunning, panoramic Mediterranean views and warm, friendly service. Located above the turquoise waters of historic Limeni Mani harbor, the hotel features outdoor terraces where guests can relax and take in the beautiful surroundings. Many guest rooms overlook the sea, and all include simple, chic furnishings.
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