39 Affordable Hotel Chains Only Locals Know

Many Americans don't realize that there's a world of reliable hotel chains beyond Marriott and Motel 6.

The Taj View Hotel, in Agra, India (courtesy Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces)
The Taj View Hotel, in Agra, India (courtesy Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces)

The sample rates are for a double room on a weekday this month.

Barceló Hotels & Resorts
Properties: 129 properties, in 14 countries, that include the moderately priced Barceló Comfort hotels and the more stylish Barceló brand. Based in Spain. Sample rate: $161, at Barceló Valencia.

Domina Hotels & Resorts
Properties: 11 hotels in Europe and North Africa, often with locally influenced decor, on-demand movies, and concierges. Based in Italy. Sample rate: $136, at the Domina Inn Fiesta in Budapest.

Etap Hotel
Properties: 370 low-budget locations in 11 countries--standard rooms contain a double bed, a bunk, and a bathroom. Based in France. Sample rate: $59, at the Etap Hotel Nice Palais Nikaïa in France.

Husa Hoteles
Properties: More than 160 properties that run the gamut from remote resorts to inexpensive city hotels, in countries like Spain, Belgium, France, Argentina, and Egypt. Based in Spain. Sample rate: $88, at the Husa Arcipreste de Hita in Madrid.

Iberostar Hotels & Resorts
Properties: 100 properties, most located beachside with swimming pools and large gardens, in Europe, South America, the Caribbean, and North Africa. Based in Spain. Sample rate: $248, at the Iberostar Playa de Muro in Majorca.

Ibis Hotels
Properties: 800 mid-level hotels, with 24/7 reception and other services, in 38 countries. Based in France. Sample rate: $94, at the Ibis Warszawa Centrum in Poland.

Properties: 762 properties that are spread around the world (52 countries) and vary widely--some are stylish and chic, while others are more motel-like. Based in France. Sample rate: $145, at Mercure Sydney.

Properties: 397 large hotels with restaurants and lounges, in 54 countries. Based in France. Sample rate: $79, at the Novotel Xin Qiao Beijing in China.

Pestana Hotels & Resorts
Properties: 38 properties that include beachfront high-rises and spa resorts, with a variety of room sizes and styles--many equipped with kitchens--in Portugal, Brazil, Mozambique, South Africa, Cape Verde, and São Tomé and Principe. Based in Portugal. Sample rate: $94, at the Pestana Atalaia, in Madeira, Portugal.

Riu Hotels & Resorts
Properties: 105 locations, many all-inclusive, in resort areas of North Africa, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Europe. Based in Spain. Sample rate: $179 per person (all-inclusive), at the Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas.

Sol Meliã
Properties: 318 properties in 30 countries operating under six brands that include Sol Hotels, which are typically near a beach and have kid-friendly restaurants; Tryp Hotels, which also target families but are more likely to be in cities; and the new boutique-style ME by Meliã. Based in Spain. Sample rate: $64, at Tryp Burlada in Pamplona, Spain.

Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces
Properties: 77 mostly high-end hotels with Western-style amenities in India, as well as in other parts of Asia, the U.K., the U.S., Africa, the Middle East, and Australia. Based in India. Sample rate: $90, at the Taj View Hotel, in Agra, India.

Amari Hotels and Resorts
Properties: 15 hotels in Thai beach-resort areas and major cities. Sample rate: $62, at the Amari Coral Beach Resort and Spa in Phuket.

APA Hotel
Properties: 52 high-rise hotels in Japan (APA stands for Always Pleasant Amenity). Sample rate: $61, at Tokyo-Ojima.

Dusit Hotels & Resorts
Properties: 18 properties with gourmet restaurants (some with poolside chalets) in Thailand, the Philippines, Myanmar, and the United Arab Emirates. Based in Thailand. Sample rate: $110, at the D2hotel Chiang Mai in Thailand.

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