World's Top Affordable Hotels
Let’s face it: all too often, “affordable accommodations” means your basic cookie-cutter chain-hotel room or a property that’s seen better days. But—surprise!—it can also mean an award-winning hotel at a reasonable price. And who doesn’t want that?
That’s why, when we asked the readers of Travel + Leisure to pick their favorite properties in our annual World’s Best Survey, we noted which spots wouldn’t break the bank. The result is a list of great-value inns, hotels, and resorts that offer appealing ambiance, top-notch service, and a compelling setting. And many offer nightly rates lower than the cost of an iPhone (with no two-year commitment!).
These options span the globe, from the California Wine Country to Tanzania. So whether your travel plans take you around the world or just across state lines, make your hotel stay a luxurious one—without paying an arm and a leg.
Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort
Has 295 rooms and 2 Greg Norman–designed courses that double as an Audubon sanctuary. A complimentary shuttle brings guests to the sister Ritz-Carlton hotel for access to white-sand beaches. Doubles from $229–$499.
Rabbit Hill Inn
Lower Waterford, VT
Romantic getaway (candlelit breakfast; canopy beds) at a restored residence and tavern, both about 200 years old. Doubles from $169, including breakfast and afternoon tea.
Ambergris Caye, Belize
Relaxed island resort of 7 thatched-roof casitas (plus plantation rooms and suites) and 2 pools; the best jumping-off point for exploring the world’s second-largest barrier reef.