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15 Budget Friendly Hotels in Luxury Locations Around America

For the love…we all just need a DANG vacation! While most international travel is still on hold, we find ourselves getting creative in planning client vacations. Here’s the thing….travel in the U.S.A. can tend to actually price much higher than hotels abroad! However, we run into the situation where clients are less likely to invest more money into vacations on their home turf. It’s quite the pickle! So we got to thinking, and rounded up 15 economical options that all sit in prime destinations, all without sacrificing style and amenities.


Martha’s Vineyard, MA

Summercamp also reflects the rustic, retro and nostalgic touches that any former campgoer (or former child) can embrace! Gaze at the harbor from your deck chair, grab a snack from the Camp Canteen, or play ping pong or Twister in the game room. Discover beautiful beaches, fine and casual dining, and eclectic shopping all around Martha’s Vineyard.


The Wells Hotel

Highlands, NC

One of Highland’s oldest Inn’s just got a major update. Come enjoy the brand new Wells Hotel in Highlands, NC. Just a short walk to Main Street, The Wells hotel offers a mountain retreat with freshly updated luxury guest rooms and suites with a touch of class.


The Boothbay Harbor Resort specializes in curated vacations that form lasting memories. Explore the coastline on a 19th century schooner. Golf at the luxurious country club, take the historic footbridge to the local shops, kayak, paddleboard, or simply relax and watch the boats as they come and go.


Downtown Napa is in full renaissance, and Archer Hotel brings a uniquely Napa, luxury boutique hotel to this area. The five-story hotel sits perfectly near various tasting rooms, restaurants and all the amenities of this wine-focused destination.


Waikiki, HI

When you’re not lounging at the beach or exploring the island, you’re welcome to sprawl out at the Swim Club, a space where both locals and visitors alike can comfortably congregate by the pool over the perfect cocktail. If the mood hits you, you can always catch one of the nightly movie screenings at the pool. You’ll be city center in Waikiki and an easy walk to all the sites.


The Present
Savannah, GA

The Present is a boutique hotel in Savannah, Georgia, designed for travelers looking for unique experiences in every aspect of their lives. Beneath a canopy of Civil War-era Live Oak trees draped in Spanish Moss lies Crawford Square. On any given afternoon, you’ll find neighbors enjoying cigars under the gazebo with a glass of wine while kids play in the square. Feeling social? Pull up to the benches with a glass of wine — the locals will love to have you.


The Perry
Key West, FL

The moment you arrive at The Perry Hotel, you’ll find yourself transported by the salty air, large open spaces, and five-star service. Situated just one bridge away from historic Old Town, yet unlike anything you can find in downtown Key West, our 40-plus-acre campus offers the ultimate resort-like experience. Fish the backcountry, dive the Vandenberg, lounge poolside, and sip homemade rum—it’s all possible just steps from your door at this waterfront oasis.

Dream South Beach

Miami, FL

Occupying the former shells of two Miami Beach Art Deco icons – the Tudor Hotel and Palmer House – Dream South Beach Miami thrives today as a sexy, fashion-inspired boutique lodging that proves style and service don’t have to be mutually exclusive. This hip 107-room hotel is located at Collins Avenue and 11th Street, nestled against the former Versace Mansion and a mere 50 yards from the beach (yes, we thought you’d like that part).

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Gild Hall
New York City, NY

Gild Hall is a place of character and comfort that runs deep, just off the bustle of Wall Street, One World Trade and the Seaport District. This boutique hotel endures as a neighborhood cornerstone and showcase for the design aesthetic of Jim Walrod and the photography of Slim Aarons, two American originals themselves. Relax in the library lounge and enjoy rustic Tuscan fare at Felice Ristorante, a cozy local haunt. Explore the cobblestone-lined downtown streets, then indulge in the bespoke comfort of the guest rooms.


Hotel Teatro
Denver, CO

Hotel Teatro provides guests with a recently renovated, modern experience juxtaposed with the historic setting of the 20th century Renaissance Revival building in which they are housed. An ideal location in the heart of Denver’s music and theatre district, set against a beautiful Rocky Mountain backdrop, this four-diamond hotel is surrounded by independently owned and operated restaurants and shops for a host of activities to explore.


Blind Tiger
Portland, ME

Blind Tiger is a one-of-a-kind guest house and social gathering space in an updated nineteenth-century home located in the heart of one of the country’s most happening small cities. Nestled between Portland’s West End neighborhood and the happening Old Port, Blind Tiger is only a short walk from everything this cool little city has to offer, from shows to art, to amazing food and well-crafted drinks. However you don’t need to leave our guest house in order to explore, you can stay in, and enjoy Blind Tiger’s lounge, fireplaces, and billiard room. The living room and bar room are vibrant places for intimate gatherings or casual events.


Explore all that Stowe has to offer from this modern take on a classic Vermont ski house. Nostalgia-meets-modern design, a pool and hot tub, and countless unexpected touches make a stay at Field Guide a uniquely Vermont lodging experience. Two separate buildings offer a variety of rooms for an intimate getaway or a larger group trip. Roomy Trail House suites are ideal for families or extended stays while intimate modern Lodge Rooms offer cozy comfort.


Anvil Hotel
Jackson Hole, WY

On the doorstep of Yellowstone, in the vibrant town of Jackson, The Anvil Hotel celebrates the wonder of place. With Wyoming’s storied National Parks as the inspired canvas, they live colorfully with the rhythm of the seasons. Guests hail from far flung places and are united by a common thread: exploration. The Anvil Hotel is building a community one guest at a time


Domio Baronne St.
New Orleans, LA

Old New Orleans meets new. Also known as the Arts District, the Warehouse District is filled with many museums, brunch spots, and bars for visitors to explore. Domio uses design to bring the best of home and hotel. They combine design expertise with local flair to ensure a unique experience for guests.


Hutton Hotel

Nashville, TN

Set in the city’s lively Midtown neighborhood and steps from the heart of Music Row, the Hutton Hotel offers guests an immersive journey into Nashville’s creative culture including a 5,000-square foot music venue in partnership with Red Light Management, Mane & Rye Dinerant a modern take on classic diner fare in an upscale casual setting, and two fully equipped Writers Studios creative spaces.

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