Where could I go for $150 or less per night?
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5 and 4 Stars
U.S. travelers had only 2 popular destinations where they could find 5-star accommodations for $150 or less a night in 2017 – Bangkok and Istanbul. If they were willing to drop down to 4-stars, then they had a much wider selection; 26 different choices, in fact, although that’s actually 4 less than in 2016. Domestically they could have chosen to visit the likes of Las Vegas, Reno or Tucson. Internationally most of the destinations were in Asia which always does well in terms of value, ranging from Hong Kong and Singapore to Bali and Phuket. Europe hosted 4 cities with high-end accommodations under $150/night. Buenos Aires, Dubai and Melbourne also made the list.
Those travelers looking for 3-star accommodations for $150 or less had the most to choose from. There were over 50 destinations, primarily across the U.S. and Canada, but also in several major European capitals, including London, Madrid, Paris and Rome. Mexican beach resorts were represented well, and Sydney also made it onto the list.
Those looking to stay overnight with $150 or less in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington D.C., and north of the border in Vancouver found themselves in 2-star properties on average. While in Europe, a similar budget also afforded them 2-star accommodations in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Copenhagen and Dublin.
Venice was the lone destination amongst the Top 100 that $150 or less would only have covered a 1-star property on average.
Hotel star ratings explained
There is no universal star rating system. Each country has its own and, in some cases such as the U.K., more than one. This means that travelers should be aware of a possible disparity of standards and facilities when booking rooms with the same star ratings in different countries.
Checking out guest reviews is another way of judging the standard of a hotel. Hotels.com has more than 25 million verified guest reviews from people who have actually stayed in the hotels and their opinions can really help you make up your mind as to whether you have found the best fit to have the most rewarding travel experience possible.