This Top-Rated Hotel Costs Just $75 a Night

"Great rooms and great rates" helped the chain come out on top in a recent study.

This Top-Rated Hotel Costs Just $75 a Night Photo by Chinnapong /

If you’re unfamiliar with America’s Best Value Inn, you might want to acquaint yourself with the chain before your next trip.

Among hotels, it offers the most bang for your buck, according to a recent analysis by Money.

America’s Best Value Inn was the winner in the budget hotel category. Its rooms cost around $75 per night, which is the lowest rate among the 25 budget hotel chains in Money’s analysis. Yet the chain earned the highest customer satisfaction rating among economy hotels from J.D. Power, a factor in Money’s rating.

Money describes America’s Best Value Inn as offering “great rooms at great rates,” continuing:

“This hotel chain consistently hits the mark for budget travelers, offering low prices without forcing guests to settle for poor service.”

Freebies that you’ll enjoy when staying at an America’s Best Value Inn generally include:

  • Continental breakfast
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Premium TV and movie channels

Identifying the best hotels for the value

Money set out to identify the best hotel across three price ranges:

  1. Budget hotels (defined as chains with one or two stars, and an average room rate of $100 per night)
  2. Midrange hotels (fewer than four stars; rates generally ranging from $100 to $200)
  3. Luxury hotels (four or more stars; average rate of more than $300)

Money analyzed 95 national and international hotels chains. Winners were chosen based on criteria such as:

  • Average cost per night
  • Year-over-year price changes
  • Customer service (based on J.D. Power ratings)
  • Reviews (based on Travel + Leisure reader reviews)

In addition to America’s Best Value Inn, two other budget hotel chains earned honorable mentions from Money:

  • Baymont Inn & Suites
  • Clarion

In the midrange category, the three chains that were recognized are:

  • Drury Hotels (winner)
  • Hilton Garden Inn (honorable mention)
  • Home2 Suites by Hilton (honorable mention)

In the luxury category, the three chains that were recognized are:

  • Thompson Hotels (winner)
  • Kimpton Hotels (honorable mention)
  • Langham Hotels & Resorts (honorable mention)

To learn how you can pay even less than $75 for a place to rest your head at night when traveling, check out “10 Ways to Score Free Lodging for Your Next Vacation.”

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Which hotel chain have you found to be the best for your money? Let us know why by commenting below or on Facebook.

Karla Bowsher
Karla Bowsher
I’m a freelance journalist and former newspaper reporter who has covered both personal and public finance. I've worked for a top 50 major metro daily and a community newspaper as well as ... More


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