What's your budget for your next hotel stay? If it's, say, in the $200 range... you probably already knew that wouldn't buy you much in the way of luxury (or space) in New York City or Paris. But in Vietnam or Costa Rica — or even elsewhere in France! — you could be living large. To see where else in the world your money goes far on hotels — and where it surely doesn't — keep reading: Here's exactly what budget hotel rooms look like in cities around the world — all within this accessible price range.
1. Perth, Australia
The Tribe Park View Room at Tribe Hotel
You can enjoy a view of the park from this smart booking in Perth for $129 per night. The attractive rate was made possible thanks to the modular construction of the hotel itself, which was created by piecing together guest rooms that were built off site. Your room will feature floor-to-ceiling windows and luxury amenities from Kevin Murphy.
2. Chicago, Illinois
The Superior Queen Room at The Ambassador Chicago
This boutique hotel doesn’t just feature a spacious 300-square-foot room, but is located in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood, with plenty of nearby sightseeing. You’ll also wake up to a killer sight, since all Superior Queen rooms come with a city view... all for an everage of $165 per night.
3. Saigon, Vietnam
Double Suite at Fusion Suites Saigon
If your travels bring you to Vietnam, you’ll love the luxury log cabin feel of this hotel after a long flight or a hostel hopping stint. The only risk with floor-to-ceiling windows and a floating tub is that you might not be quite as enticed to explore, because you’ll be so #relaxed. Need further convincing? Each $117 per night stay includes one spa treatment per guest and a buffet breakfast.
4. Boston, Massachusetts
Studio Suite at the Boston Park Plaza
Though this newly remodeled hotel’s nightly rates might tick upwards in the warmer months, during the winter you can snag this spacious suite for $199 per night. Ideal for friend group getaways, with a queen bed and a queen sofa bed, there’s plenty of room to go around (and a view to boot).
5. Miami, Florida
King Room at Circa 39 Hotel
This beachy hotel takes you far away from the chaotic night scene and allows you to escape into a relaxing getaway — all for $114 per night. Super close to the beach for cups of coffee on the sand and comfortable enough to lounge all day, who wouldn’t want to get away to this mini oasis?
6. Cape Town, South Africa
Side Sea-View Double at IBEROSTAR Club Boa Vista
This all-inclusive getaway has everything you need for a beachy getaway: The sounds of Chaves beach from your private terrace, a large bathroom, complimentary safe-to-drink water bottles and air conditioning, and all of your meals and beverages included. The price? $200 per night.
7. Minneapolis, Minnesota
Cool Corner Room at the W Minneapolis — The Foshay
You might not be tempted to describe Minneapolis as sexy, but booking this $156-per-night room has the power to change your tune. It’s in the city’s first skyscraper — hence the name — and offers 360-degree views of downtown, complete with a black and fuschia color palette, avant-garde designs, and chandelier-inspired fixtures. (Work trips suddenly don't seem so taxing with a rainfall shower involved.)
8. New York, New York
Executive Queen Suite View at Executive Hotel Le Soleil New York
Only a few blocks north from Macy’s and Times Square, this reasonably-priced hotel ($200 per night) puts you in the middle of the Big Apple action. Since all executive accommodations are situated on the 13th floor or higher, you get to shut off your alarm clock with a view of Manhattan.
9. Herradura, Costa Rica
Garden Terrace at Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort
Set between the Pacific Ocean and a 1,100-acre tropical rainforest, you can take in the serenity of the area at this tucked-away resort for just $200 per night. Each of these rooms features a balcony complete with a hammock for post-margarita naps.
10. Laguna Beach, California
Pool King Room at Laguna Beach House
Let that easy California vibe melt away your blues at this boutique wonder. Though this room technically offers a pool and garden view, a quick walk will land you on the sandy beaches. And hey, with free coffee in the morning, a wine reception in the evening, and cookies-and-milk at bedtime, you’ll savor every second of this $189-per-night vacay.
11. Las Brisas, Mexico
Brisas Beach Club Private Pool at Las Brisas Acapulco
Are the blue waters of the Caribbean calling your name? Book a room here, and your stay will include a private balcony and a swimming pool with ocean views. Not to mention — a personalized facial treatment in their new spa, making it easily worth $185 per night.
12. Bordeaux, France
Medium Mama Room at Mama Shelter Bordeaux
Since most of your time in Bordeaux will find you a wine haze, you probably won't need much space to crash. How does $104 per night sound? Here, in this 182- to 226-square foot room — which feels even bigger, thanks to its high ceilings — you’ll have the small amenities you need to rest your head between tastings.
13. Santa Barbara, Curacao
Premier Water View Room at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort Curacao
On the east coast of Curacao in the Caribbean lies this gorgeous escape packed with breathtaking views on a $200-per-night budget. Not only will you rise to the sound of the ocean, but look up from your private balcony and you’ll catch a glimpse of the infamous Table Mountain, too.
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