If money grew on trees, you’d be off right now. But traveling on a budget takes planning. With some research you can still enjoy trendy cities, crazy adventures in remote areas, breathtaking scenery, and delicious food without breaking the bank or wrecking your diet.
Dust off the passport and pull out the travel bags, these top affordable hotels are delivering guests with the most luxe stays – without over-thinking the price.
The following are a few economical hotels in the chicest locations from London to New York to Paris.
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London: Indulge in the landmarks of London while staying at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London, located only six minutes away from tourist attractions including, the infamous clock tower, Big Ben, the London Eye and Buckingham Palace. The ideal location for guests interested in the business district of Westminster with easy and close transportation next to the waterloo stations, the tube and bus stops. Epic Ferris-Wheel escape anyone? Rates start at $150 per night.
Los Angeles, California
Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles: Want to feel the California experience? Check out this incredibly affordable LA hotel with a short free shuttle ride to and from LAX airport and only 20 minutes away from downtown. Located perfectly near Hermosa Beach Pier, Venice Beach and the renowned Santa Monica Pier, guests can grab drinks and dinner or maybe win a giant stuffed animal as a souvenir on the sandy beaches. Rates start at $150 per night.
Hotel Atlántico Madrid: Experience the unwavering beauty of Madrid by staying at Hotel Atlántico Madrid for an elegant visit at an affordable price. The hotel is on the main street in Madrid, Gran Vía Street – the perfect location for tourism and leisure. A short distance away from train stations, Plaza de Cibeles, Puerta del Sol, shopping and El Retiro, the hotel is in the heart of Madrid. Rates start as low as $197 per night.
New York City, New York
Iberostar 70 Park Avenue: In the heart of midtown Manhattan, 70 Park Avenue holds the perfect location for business travelers and vacationers alike looking for the ultimate New York experience. With close proximity to Grand Central and Times Square, visitors are a short walk from renowned skyscrapers, museums and thrilling live performances that make up the city that never sleeps. Rates start at $180 per night.
Chambiges Elysees Paris: Located in the heart of Paris’ prestigious Golden Triangle, The Chambiges Elysees Paris is considered “Paradise in Paris,” providing guests with a quiet and intimate refuge away from the hustle and bustle of Paris. Culture, fashion and design enthusiasts will love how close the hotel is to the new YSL Museum – which just opened this October and is showcasing numerous works of couture and various accessories, sketches, photographs, and videos from the designer’s illustrious career as never before seen. Rates start at $200 per night.
Lotus Hotel Honolulu at Diamond Head: A stay at this 4-star hotel managed by Aqua-Aston Hospitality comes with incredible views of Diamond Head and refuge from the nearby hustle & bustle of downtown Waikiki. The Lotus provides free daily wine receptions, beach cruiser use and a “morning wellness” menu for guests to select from a number of healthy activities to jumpstart their day, including outdoor yoga and tai chi classes. Rates start at $200 a night.
The beautiful Aqua Kauai Beach Resort, managed by Aqua-Aston Hospitality, is set on 25 oceanfront acres on Kauai’s eastern shore, featuring 4 idyllic swimming pools with waterfalls and a waterslide, on-site dining, spa, live entertainment and firepits. Guests enjoy easy access to the lush mountains of the north shore to the staggering scenery of Waimea Canyon to the south. Rates start at $246.
Sala Ayutthaya: Located along the banks of Chao Phraya river, this luxury boutique hotel overlooks the ruins of the old city of Ayutthaya, founded in 1350. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ayutthaya is also an extensive archaeological site that contains palaces, Buddhist temples, monasteries and statues. Guests have deluxe, in-room and dining river views, along with a front-row seat to see the famous Wat Phutthaisawan at any time of day. Rates start as low as $140 per night.
21C Museum Hotel Lexington is an 88-room hotel, contemporary art museum, restaurant, and cultural center all in one. Woven into the fabric of downtown Lexington, 21C transformed the historic 103-year-old First National Bank Building into the city’s first true luxury boutique hotel. Lockbox is the signature restaurant committed to sourcing local, high-quality ingredients around the Bluegrass Region. For those looking for a truly memorable experience, the original bank vault, The Safe, provides an intimate setting for private dining groups of up to 12. Rates start at $179 per night.