5 Hotels for Under $150 That We’re Dying to Stay At

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Part of the magic of traveling and visiting a new city can sometimes be just resting your head elsewhere. A change of scenery can often be just what you need, and while you can’t always anticipate every moment of your trip, you can plan where to stay. Though the sights you see can make a trip, there’s something to be said about staying in a place that you love.

You may feel like beautiful, well-appointed hotels are for the elite, but we’re here to tell you otherwise. These hotels will have you booking a flight in no time, and spending more time in your room than you ever expected.

Thunderbird – Marfa, TX

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If retro chic is your thing, you’ll feel right at home at the Thunderbird Hotel in Marfa, TX. Not your average hotel, the retro vibe is present from the moment you check in. Little details like real keys to your room versus a key card make all of the difference here. While you won’t find a flat screen tv in your room, you will find a record player (they have hundreds of records they rent out to you), as well as options to rent out bikes or even a typewriter during your stay. Each room houses furnishings and art created by local artisan and makers. Though simple and minimal, each room feels well thought out and unique.  Art and design lovers already flock to Marfa, and the unique and well-design Thunderbird Hotel caters to that crowd perfectly.


Hotel 340 – Saint Paul, MN

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Minnesota isn’t the place that first comes to mind when you’re thinking of glamorous hotels, but let us prove you wrong. The Hotel 340 in Saint Paul is both stylish and inexpensive, something that is hard to attain regardless of where you’re staying. Situated right downtown, the hotel boasts a great, central location for travelers. Though rates can start as low as $89 (yes, really!), amenities and perks were not overlooked. Each room offers modern amenities like a Keurig machine, free wifi, and luxury linens to name a few. For just an extra $10, you can access The Saint Paul Athletic Club, a fitness and wellness center located in the same building. Your $10 fee covers more than just basic gym access though. For 24 hours you have access to unlimited group fitness classes as well as a steam room and sauna. Complimentary breakfast and a great lobby bar are just the icing on the cake.


1818 Meridian House – Miami, FL

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The newly remodeled 1818 Meridian House a perfect blend of history and style right in the heart of South Beach. Built in the 1050s, the hotel used to be an apartment building before being converted into a hotel. Throughout the property, mid-century furnishings and decor serve as a nod to the building’s past. Each room houses a fully-stocked kitchen (you can even arrange for them to come stock your fridge!) meaning you can save a bit by cooking in for a meal or two. The hotel is a quick walk to Miami’s famous Lincoln Road as well as the beach so no need to worry about driving during your stay.


The Jane, New York City, NY

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Nestled in the West Village, The Jane is a fantastically located option only a short walk from the Meatpacking District, Soho, Chelsea, and Union Square. When hotel bargain hunting in one of America’s most expensive cities, it’s not often you stumble upon an option with such great location and old school charm. The property was originally designed as a hotel for sailors, and the original architecture can be experienced to this day. Rooms are referred to as cabins, and though they are in no way spacious, the charm more than makes up for it. The property exercises a lot of creativity to make the small rooms pack a big punch in terms of storage space and amenities. Bathrooms are shared but kept immaculately clean, with towels and slippers provided. You will be hard pressed to find a cheaper option with a location this amazing in NYC, especially one with the same quirky and historical details.


Jupiter Hotel – Portland, OR

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In the heart of Portland lies the Jupiter Hotel, a hip and modern property in the middle of it all. The hotel was born from the idea that hotels that cater both to aesthetics and budgets should be more prevalent for travelers. Rooms are decorated minimally, but each houses fun touches like murals on the wall or chalkboard paint. Though you can get larger rooms that cost far more than $150, we have been able to find great steals starting at just $126 a night. There is an art gallery on the property as well, and if you happen to be visiting on the first Friday of the month, you can attend one of their First Fridays events complete with great artwork and free snacks and drinks.