When the first Motel 6 opened its doors in 1962, rooms were only $6 per night. These days it seems like it's difficult to find quality rooms for under $75, but it's not impossible. In some cases, you're better off staying at a highly rated 2-star hotel for half the price of a subpar 4-star hotel. From the world's best chain motels, charming boutique inns, A-frame glamping cabins and even a hostel overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge, here are 17 cheap hotels to consider booking for your next getaway. Most have starting rates less than $100 (subject to season and availability). All have a 4-star or higher rating on TripAdvisor. Two of the properties have even achieved the elusive 5-star perfect score!

LA QUINTA BY WYNDHAM CHATTANOOGA

Today.com_LaQuinta East RidgeLa Quinta by Wyndham in Chattanooga, Tennessee, $67 Per Night, TripAdvisor

Chattanooga may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think vacation. But there's a reason, or lots of them, that it made Lonely Planet's prestigious list of the top US places to visit in 2018. It's one of the most underrated riverfront cities in the country. And because it's relatively undiscovered, it's also home to affordable quality hotels like La Quinta by Wyndham Chattanooga - East Ridge. This three-star hotel's two-digit nightly rate includes a free hot breakfast. Fido also stays for free. What sets this hotel apart from others in the same price range is its overwhelmingly positive reviews. Nearly 92 percent of reviewers rated it above average.

TripAdvisor rating: 4.5 stars from 499 reviews

17 OF THE BEST CHEAP HOTELS IN THE US:

  • Hi San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf-San Francisco, California
  • Hotel La Croix-Honolulu, Hawaii
  • The Surfjack Hotel-Honolulu, Hawaii
  • The Roxbury Motel-Roxbury, New York
  • Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa-Galena, Illinois
  • Chico Hot Springs Resort-Pray, Montana
  • La Quinta by Wyndham-Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Extended Stay America Fort Worth-Fort Worth, Texas
  • The Jane-New York City, New York
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton in Midtown Manhattan-Manhattan, New York
  • The Independent Hotel-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • St. Clair Hotel-Chicago, Illinois
  • Mama Shelter LA-Los Angeles, California
  • Avid Hotel-Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Hotel Hive-Washington, D.C.
  • Hotel Congress-Tucson, Arizona
  • The Timber Lodge Cabins-Colorado Springs, Colorado

 

Published online on April 16, 2019: Written by Katie Jackson