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Budget Boutique Hotels

  • Nov 30, 2010
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Don't want to dole out the moolah, but want to travel in style? Check out this list of budget boutique hotels that give you all the amenities of the the big-time chains, but with unique details and great value.
These modern, clean rooms at Rumor embody a Vegas-style edginess! Located across from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Rumor has a prime location. Rooms come with private balconies, in-room soaking tubs and are just steps from the pool and cabana. Check out the Addiction Restaurant for a unique drinking and dining scene. Junior suites as low as $57, so you can spend your money at the tables! 

Longman & Eagle
Originally a bar and restaurant featuring regional American fare and whiskey libations, the Longman & Eagle will soon be opening 6 private suites on the second floor. In keeping with the perfectionism and originality of the restaurant, each room will be uniquely designed and represent the long history of Chicago's inn culture. The perfect resting spot after one too many spirit samplings!

Cork Factory Hotel
Exposed brick walls, wood beam ceilings and a historic location are just a few of the elements that make the Cork Factory Hotel cool. Rooms are modern, minimalistic and decorated in neutral colors. Located downtown Lancaster, PA, this is considered a Historic American Hotel and every effort is made to preserve the original features of this factory. Rooms under $150.

Topia Inn
Named one of the World 20 Best Boutiques by CNN and Frommers, the Topia is focused on the fine details that make your stay enjoyable from beginning to end. All of the rooms are artisan decorated with a balance of nature and art. And it's a green hotel! No toxic products are used, and the Topia Inn is proud of it's energy efficiency and renewable choices. Located in Adams, MA, rooms are as low as $125.

Ace Hotel and Swim Club
180-room hotel (a former Howard Johnson) with whimsical decorations. Ace features two infinity roof top pools and a full service ice cream truck offering sweet treats. Great L.A. option starting at $109.

Hotel Vertigo
Named after Alfred Hitchcock's thriller, Hotel Vertigo is a complete theme hotel (the movie plays over and over again in the lobby!). The 102 rooms are located in Union Square of San Fran. Rooms start at $129.

Good Hotel
The Good Hotel, really is good to it's core. The lobby features an orange telephone that will connect guests with different volunteer activities around the city. All rooms are eco-friendly and feature reclaimed headboards. Rooms start at $109 for this San Fran hotel.

El Tres Inn
Get ready for a statement when staying at the El Tres Inn. Red velvet couches and flower wallpaper decorate the suites and each room comes with two free drink tokens for margaritas! Rooms start at $125.

Pearl Hotel
Small and quaint, with only 23 rooms, the Pearl in a unique San Diego boutique hotel find. The salt water pool is a prime spot to watch their weekly movie features. And little details such as tree stumps for coffee tables and fish in each room, make this a fun stay. Room start at $79.

The Nines
The Nines hotel in downtown Portland, is the epitome of comfort, luxury and convenience. Rooms are dappled in turquoise velvet and silver wallpaper, creating a visually stimulating experience. Another cool feature - the lobby displays paintings and sculptures by local Portland artists. Rooms at $149.

Hotel Felix Chicago
Downtown Chicago hotel with a LEED certification and eco-friendly policies. Hotel Felix has a modern and hip, and touts a top-notch spa featuring sustainably produced bamboo floors. If your motor is a hybrid, then you also get to park for free! Rooms start at $129.

Jane Hotel
It can be hard to find a funky, interesting and reasonably priced boutique hotel in the heart of NYC. The Jane Hotel is vintage, historic and of great value. Titanic survivors were housed in this location in 1912 and bohemian details like zebra print chairs decorate the lobby. Traveling by yourself? This is perfect option! Rooms start at $99.

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March 03, 2011
I LOVE stuff like this! I will definitely be checking out the Good Hotel next time I'm in San Fran.
March 03, 2011
Thanks! Don't you love the Good Hotel concept? Such a great idea. Hope you get to visit there soon!
January 21, 2011
Beautiful!  I really want to stay at all of these! - Jerri from Do It While You're Young Travel Website
January 21, 2011
Thanks for reading, Jerri! And great blog. I love the concept and I'll definitely be checking it out with frequency. I also enjoyed your review of the Omni CNN Center. I've actually stayed there before too and thought it was so convenient. It would be a great addition to the Unique Hotels community, if you're interested in sharing!
December 05, 2010
Lunch.com needs to book a function in one of these hotels! ;-)
December 04, 2010
Excellent list! Will send this to Mrs Me...
December 03, 2010
I travel to NYC with some frequency so I"ll certainly be looking for the Jane Hotel on my next trip down.
January 21, 2011
Let me know if you do, I'd love to hear your opinion on it!
January 21, 2011
Have no idea when the next trip will be but I'll be sure to let you know.
November 30, 2010
wwwoooowwww.....I really like # 11! Thanks, Bethany!
December 01, 2010
No problem! I'm dying to check out the Felix as well. I've heard great things.
November 30, 2010
I love this list, Bethany! I especially dig the SF ones. Lived here all my life and I'm always at a loss to tell visitors where to stay, so I appreciate these suggestions. Thanks for sharing!
December 01, 2010
Thanks! These would be awesome suggestions for your visitors:) I personally think The Good Hotel, with it's volunteerism theme looks kind of fun!
November 30, 2010
I want to plan a cross-country trip right now! Thanks so much for this list, it ROCKS! I may have to check back for some mini-honeymoon ideas or might use those SF places for my bach party.
December 01, 2010
Thanks! The prices are so good on quite a few of these that you really could take a cross country trip and not break the bank!
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