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Here is a partial list of national hotel chains that provide budget accommodations. All of these chains offer hotels that meet the minimum standards for accommodations and service. They provide clean, safe hotel rooms equipped with comfortable beds, en-suite bathing facilities, television and air conditioning. These hotels normally have very few of the extra amenities found in more expensive hotels. Some of these hotels' web pages provide descriptions for each property and (most important) the date of last renovation. Price range below indicates approximate average price for a double occupancy room.

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Travelodge Inns, Hotels & Suites have basic accommodations, pet-friendly policies, and Sleepy Bear's Den rooms catering to families. Price range: $40 to $75. Travelodge Hotels® Special Offers including discounts, promotions and hotel package deals!
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Days Inn provides the basics. Price range: $40 to $80. Days Inn has the best selection of hotels and rates. The Best Value Under the Sun!
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Comfort Inn, Quality Inn, (Choice Hotels International) Price range: $50 to $90, free deluxe continental breakfast and local calls.
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Ramada Inn properties vary considerably from location to location. Some are very nice; some are not as nice. Price range: $40 to $80. Save 20% when you stay 3 nights or more at Ramada hotels! Plus, earn Wyndham Rewards points or airline miles.
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Microtel Inns & Suites is a pet-friendly hotel chain. The newer hotels feature guestrooms with flat-panel televisions, granite countertops, desk units equipped with power and data ports, and free wi-fi. Microtel Inns & Suites® Special Offers including discounts, promotions and hotel package deals!
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Howard Johnson or Hojo Inn. Not many locations, but if you find one, it will be budget priced. Price Range: $40 to $80. At Howard Johnson®, kids stay free! Plus, you’ll enjoy our complimentary breakfast and free high speed internet.
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Super 8 offers the basics. Price range: $35 to $60 Take this link to the Super 8 motel finder.
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Sleep Inn and Sleep Inn & Suites (Choice Hotels International) Price range: $50 to $90, free continental breakfast. high-speed Internet access, and oversized work area.
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Red Roof Inn offers the basics. Price range: $40 to $60. Here are the Red Roof Inn Pages.
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Motel 6 a branch of the French ACCOR hotels group, offers economical accommodations with free morning coffee, non-smoking and pet-friendly rooms. Price range $40 to $60. Click 6 and Save! Rates as low as $26.99.
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Studio 6, the extended stay version of Motel 6, is available in limited areas of the US. The economical rooms and suites have comfortable sleeping areas and fully-equipped kitchens. Rates start at $50/night. Extend Your Stay, Not Your Budget with Studio 6.
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Rodeway Inn (Choice Hotels International). Price range: $45 to $70, free deluxe continental breakfast and local calls, caters to senior travelers.
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Knights Inn has basic accommodations. Price range: $35 to $70. Here is their web search page for locations.
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Best Western sometimes offers a bit more than the basics such as a restaurant or cocktail lounge. Price Range $40 to $80. The Best Rates only at Best Western!
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Fairfield Inns are the budget hotels offered by the Marriott Corporation. The properties are usually very nice and pleasantly inexpensive. Price Range $40 to $65.
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Courtyard by Marriott is the medium priced business oriented chain run by Marriott. Prices range from $50 to $100. Courtyard offers everything a business traveler needs.
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SpringHill Suites, another property of Marriott, has nice studio suties with good living space. Amenities include data ports, mini-refrigerators, microwave ovens and coffee makers. Rooms range from $70 to $140. SpringHill Suites: Up to 25% more room than comparably priced rooms.
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TownPlace Suites by Marriott is for extended stays. The properties have large, comfortable rooms with full kitchens, on-site laundry, swimming pools, high-speed internet access, and allow pets. Rooms range from $70 to $130. TownePlace Suites: Live the way you want to live.
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Extended Stay Hotel rooms include fully-equipped kitchens, cable TV, wireless Internet access and on-site guest laundry. Room rates from $59. Extended Stay Hotels - The most choices, with over 680 locations.
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La Quinta Hotels. Price range: $50 to $80.
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Holiday Inn Express are newer hotels and usually less expensive than Holiday Inns. They offer a free breakfast bar with fresh fruit, cereals and pastries, as well as free local calls within the U.S. Price range: $69 to $119.

Hampton Inn has fairly new properties so the accommodations are usually nice with comfortable "Cloud Nine" bedding and a free "continental breakfast" that is quite good. Complimentary shuttle service at hotels located near airports. Price range: $89 and up. Book Hampton Inn Hotels to get their best rates. Guaranteed.
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Courtyard by Marriott is the medium priced business oriented chain run by Marriott. Prices range from $50 to $100. This web page provides information about each location and prices if you click "make a reservation."
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Marriott has over 2500 hotels with nicely appointed rooms starting at $79. Be sure to click on the Specials & Offers section for last minute values and more. Great hotels, incredible service, more for less.
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Westgate Timeshares are luxury suites that can be found on privately owned website SellMyTimeshareNow.com at a fraction of the resort group's retail prices. Prices can reach as low as $43 a night and all Westgate resort hotels are located within the country's most prime destinations. Book today to ensure you receive some of the most affordable Westgate prices found anywhere. Make a reservation!

Econolodge (Choice Hotels International), Price range: $40 to $70, free continental breakfast, free premium cable television and free local calls.
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Written by: USATourist Staff
Top Photo Credit: © Mike Leco / USATourist.com
Photo Description: A budget hotel in the Grand Tetons