FEATURE

Best Values 2008

Here's our list of TripAdvisor's Top 100 Best Value hotels around the world, with quotes from travelers who have actually stayed in them.

By , Tuesday, Jan 22, 2008, 12:00 AM

Real travelers know best. For our first-ever Budget Travel Best Values awards, we've partnered with TripAdvisor, the leading resource for hotel reviews, to pinpoint the world's most reliable hotels with an average nightly rate of $250 or less. Winners were selected based on TripAdvisor's Popularity Index, a proprietary algorithm that determines traveler satisfaction based on a variety of sources, including TripAdvisor reviews and travel articles and opinions from across the Internet. TripAdvisor calculated the average nightly rates from four different weeks throughout the year, during peak and off-peak periods.

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Top 100
Our exclusive list of the Top 100 Best Values around the world, with quotes from TripAdvisor reviews. Each hotel was given a relative score, with 100 assigned to the highest-ranked one.

1. Park Hotel Tokyo 100.00
Tokyo, Japan
$227, 011-81/3-6252-1100,
parkhoteltokyo.com
"Great location, lovely decor, thoroughly competent staff, and a really reasonable price."

"The hotel interior is beautiful, and the lobby area had wonderful jazz every night. We're going back, and we didn't even think twice about where to stay"

2. Swissôtel Berlin 98.88
Berlin, Germany
$158, 011-49/30-220-100,
swissotel.com/berlin
"As sophisticated as the city itself. In every way, it surpassed our expectations."

"It's in the heart of town, walking distance to most major attractions (if you make it out of the hotel)"

3. Hilton Nuweiba Coral Resort 97.45
Nuweiba, Egypt
$110, 011-20/69-352-0320,
www.hiltonworldresorts.com
"The staff are amazing, as they remember your names, preferred drinks at dinner, and how you like your omelets."

4. Iberostar Bávaro 97.44
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
$240, 888/923-2722,
iberostar.com
"It is well worth the extra money to stay at the Bávaro."

5. Crowne Plaza Kuala Lumpur 97.39
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
$111, 800/496-7621,
crowneplaza.com
"Very central--in the shadow of the Petronas Towers and right next to a monorail station."

6. Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur 97.20
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
$225, 011-60/3-2179-8818,
mandarinoriental.com
"I adore the spa facilities and the infinity swimming pool."

7. The Davis Bangkok 96.95
Bangkok, Thailand
$105, 011-66/2-260-8000,
davisbangkok.net
"Fabulous rooftop pool."

8. Andel's Hotel Prague 96.48
Prague, Czech Republic
$250, 011-420/296-882-201,
andelshotel.com
"Love the bathroom. The design elements are very cool."

"Andel's Hotel was modern, stylish, comfortable, and worth the money. I would thoroughly recommend it"

9. Grand Oasis Marien 96.30
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
$250, 809/320-1515,
www.hotelesoasis.com
"Gorgeous weather, wonderful people. I would give anything to be back there!"

10. NH Budapest 96.27
Budapest, Hungary
$165, 011-36/1-814-0000,
nh-hotels.com
"This hotel is the perfect treat, especially with a clean and well-serviced sauna."

11. Embassy Suites Mexico City--Reforma 96.07
Mexico City, Mexico
$129, 800/362-2779,
embassysuitesmexicocity.com
"I have never experienced such customer service before."

12. Hôtel Dominion 1912 95.84
Quebec City, Que.
$230, 888/833-5253,
hoteldominion.com
"The 24-hour free coffee/cappuccino/designer tea bar is worth the stay."

13. Sheraton Warsaw Hotel 95.71
Warsaw, Poland
$111, 800/325-3535,
sheraton.pl
"Breakfast was fab. There was a wide range of drinks and food available."

14. Renaissance St. Louis Hotel Airport 95.68
St. Louis, Mo.
$194, 800/468-3571,
marriott.com
"One of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in."

15. Dai-Ichi Hotel Tokyo 95.05
Tokyo, Japan
$200, 011-81/3-3501-4411,
www.daiichihotels.com
"The concierges were polite, knowledgeable, and great at their jobs--excellent English."

16. Steigenberger Nile Palace 94.98
Luxor, Egypt
$100, 011-20/95-236-6999,
www.luxor.steigenberger.com
"The room was spacious. The patio area overlooking the Nile River was beautiful."

17. Sofitel Silom Bangkok 94.82
Bangkok, Thailand
$120, 011-66/2-238-1991,
sofitel.com
"The breakfast buffet was scrumptious--lots of choices, Thai and Western."

18. Coco Palm Resort 94.62
Rodney Bay Village, St. Lucia
$178, 758/456-2800,
coco-resorts.com
"The food was fantastic at whichever time of day."

19. Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel 94.55
West Des Moines, Iowa
$100, 800/325-3535,
sheratonwestdesmoines.com
"Very convenient location near interstates, and nice ticket package for the state fair."

20. Andrássy Hotel 94.13
Budapest, Hungary
$168, 011-36/1-462-2118,
andrassyhotel.com
"We were greeted with a bottle of chilling champagne."

21. Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza 94.05
Los Angeles, Calif.
$202, 888/444-6664,
omnihotels.com
"From the minute you walk in, the staff are pleasant and can't do enough to help you."

22. Hyatt Regency Kathmandu 94.04
Kathmandu, Nepal
$128, 011-977/1-449-1234,
kathmandu.regency.hyatt.com
"It was a different world. Truly a little piece of heaven."

23. Claridge Hotel 94.03
Buenos Aires, Argentina
$191, 011-54/11-4314-2020,
www.claridge.com.ar
"The concierge staff and front desk are exceptionally well trained in people skills."

24. Sonesta St. George Hotel Luxor 93.98
Luxor, Egypt
$123, 800/766-3782,
sonesta.com/luxor
"It is beautifully furnished and decorated without being ostentatious."

25. Sheraton Miramar Resort El Gouna 93.85
El Gouna, Egypt
$171, 800/325-3535,
sheraton.com
"The exciting yet laid-back atmosphere helped me unwind."

26. Winchester Mansions 93.75
Cape Town, South Africa
$194, 011-27/21-434-2351,
www.winchester.co.za
"A friendly home-away-from-home hotel experience."

27. Marriott's Grande Vista 93.36
Orlando, Fla.
$187, 800/845-5279,
marriott.com
"The on-site activities were wonderful for a family."

28. The Marquette 93.32
Minneapolis, Minn.
$224, 800/328-4782,
marquettehotel.com
"The front-desk attendant even lent me his personal cell phone charger."

29. Ginn Reunion Resort 93.26
Celebration, Fla.
$230, 888/418-9611,
reunionresort.com
"The water park was out of this world, and the kids loved it."

30. Conrad Bali Resort & Spa 93.12
Nusa Dua, Indonesia
$148, 011-62/361-778-788,
conradhotels1.hilton.com
"The relaxing atmosphere inside the spa captivates you."

31. InterContinental Berlin 92.93
Berlin, Germany
$249, 800/496-7621,
ichotelsgroup.com
"Everything in this hotel impresses--the modern decor, airy and spacious rooms, a spa like not many."

32. Sharm El-Sheikh Jolie Ville Golf & Resort 92.89
Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt
$196, 011-20/69-360-3200,
jolievillehotels.com
"The hotel has plenty of sun loungers for soaking up the sun and numerous swimming pools to suit the mood."

33. Sofitel Lisboa 92.87
Lisbon, Portugal
$205, 011-351/21-322-8300,
sofitel.com
"The pièce de résistance must be the new Sofitel bed."

"I proposed during this trip, and the hotel went out of its way to make our stay very special"

34. Heritance Ahungalla 92.82
Ahungalla, Sri Lanka
$210, 011-94/91-555-5000,
www.heritancehotels.com/ha
"All employees--from guest relations to maintenance--were excellent."

35. Gala Beach Resort Huatulco 92.63
Huatulco, Mexico
$225, 011-52/958-583-0400,
galaresorts.com.mx
"This was the best choice for a nice, quiet, relaxing vacation."

36. Westin Warsaw 92.53
Warsaw, Poland
$129, 800/937-8461,
starwoodhotels.com/westin
"Every time I'm checking in, I have the impression that I'm the guest they were waiting for."

37. CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa 92.45
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
$150, 800/228-9290,
marriott.com
"If you are looking to relax, this is the place!"

38. Embassy Suites Portland--Downtown 92.34
Portland, Ore.
$157, 503/279-9000,
embassysuites.com
"It is a historic property that captures the feel of an old hotel with the amenities of a chain."

39. The Westin Resort Nusa Dua Bali 92.29
Nusa Dua, Indonesia
$163, 800/937-8461,
starwoodhotels.com/westin
"A truly memorable spot right on the beach."

40. Renaissance Arts Hotel 92.07
New Orleans, La.
$185, 800/431-8634,
marriott.com
"The Dale Chihuly artwork in the lobby is stunning."

41. The Landmark Bangkok 91.83
Bangkok, Thailand
$139, 011-66/2-254-0404,
landmarkbangkok.com
"Seriously, the Landmark Bangkok has one of the best gyms I've seen in a hotel."

42. Le Richelieu in the French Quarter 91.76
New Orleans, La.
$138, 800/535-9653,
lerichelieuhotel.com
"It's old-time New Orleans, from the decor to the staff."

43. Moorpark Hotel 91.74
San Jose, Calif.
$184, 877/740-6622,
jdvhotels.com/moorpark
"This is a small hotel with nice modern touches."

"My twin boys were thrilled with the pool, the snooker table, and the bag of goodies for Halloween"

44. Millennium Court Budapest--Marriott Executive Apartments 91.56
Budapest, Hungary
$160, 800/228-9290,
marriott.com
"The apartment was huge, and the bed was one of the most comfortable I've slept in."

45. Hilton Buenos Aires 91.56
Buenos Aires, Argentina
$197, 011-54/11-4891-0000,
hilton.com
"Fine contemporary hotel with a friendly, attentive staff and an excellent breakfast."

46. Warsaw Marriott Hotel 91.50
Warsaw, Poland
$145, 800/228-9290,
marriott.com
"We really felt pampered."

47. Hilton Sharm Waterfalls Resort 91.50
Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt
$130, 011-20/69-366-3232,
www.hiltonworldresorts.com
"Our attendant made towel animal sculptures every day!"

"The staff is very friendly, the pools are great, and the house reef is something else!"

48. Club Med La Caravelle 91.44
Ste.-Anne, Guadeloupe
$223, 888/932-2582,
clubmed.us
"Ideal for families with kids."

49. Harbour Plaza Hong Kong 91.43
Hong Kong, China
$215, 011-852/2996-8006,
harbour-plaza.com
"The views from the rooftop pool area are especially great."

50. Mövenpick Resort & Spa El Gouna 91.35
El Gouna, Egypt
$161, 800/344-6835,
moevenpick-hotels.com
"My family has spent three holidays at this hotel, and all have been wonderful."

51. Salt Lake City Marriott City Center 91.33
Salt Lake City, Utah
$117, 800/228-9290,
marriott.com
"Very comfortable, clean, and located conveniently to attractions and a good selection of restaurants."

52. The Tremont House--A Wyndham Historic Hotel 91.32
Galveston, Tex.
$203, 877/999-3223,
wyndham.com
"The rooms are a good size, with the highest ceilings I've seen. I like the hardwood floors."

53. Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao 91.22
Bilbao, Spain
$212, 011-34/94-425-3300,
hoteles-silken.com/ghdb
"The best views of the Guggenheim museum."

"Wow! This hotel was terrific. The toiletries were unsurpassed--they even had cologne and facial tonic"

54. Lindner Grand Hotel Beau Rivage 91.20
Interlaken, Switzerland
$183, 011-41/33-826-7007,
lindner.de/en
"The TV is old. But with the Alps out the window, who cares."

55. Art'otel Budapest by Park Plaza 91.19
Budapest, Hungary
$200, 888/201-1803,
parkplaza.com
"The lobby bar provided a nice spot for relaxing."

56. Pathumwan Princess 91.17
Bangkok, Thailand
$150, 011-66/2-216-3700,
pprincess.com
"One can sit down with a drink and stare at the skyline for hours during sunset/night."

57. Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center 91.11
Cleveland, Ohio
$139, 800/228-9290,
marriott.com
"Walking distance to the Warehouse District and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame."

58. Le Méridien Park Atlantic Porto 91.02
Porto, Portugal
$192, 800/543-4300,
starwoodhotels.com/lemeridien
"The room was in good shape--clean, comfortable, and modern, not to mention big."

59. Wyndham Riverfront New Orleans 90.93
New Orleans, La.
$140, 877/999-3223,
wyndham.com
"Our room was clean and cool in the New Orleans heat."

60. Hilton Kuching 90.92
Kuching, Malaysia
$72, 011-60/8-224-8200,
hilton.com
"I had a foot massage, which was bliss and very cheap."

61. Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing 90.83
Beijing, China
$130, 800/496-7621,
ichotelsgroup.com
"Fifteen minutes from the Forbidden City."

62. Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo 90.78
Tokyo, Japan
$224, 011-81/3-3344-0111,
keioplaza.com
"The bed was ridiculously comfortable."

63. JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok 90.67
Bangkok, Thailand
$198, 800/228-9290,
marriott.com
"The friendliest and most helpful staff in Bangkok."

64. JW Marriott Hotel Quito 90.51
Quito, Ecuador
$139, 800/228-9290,
marriott.com
"It is a chain, but the Quito branch does seem a bit special."

65. Crowne Plaza Hotel Riverside Kuching 90.48
Kuching, Malaysia
$67, 800/496-7621,
ichotelsgroup.com
"Right across the street from the river walk."

66. Shangri-La Caribe 90.44
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
$198, 888/896-0690,
shangrilacaribe.net
"The beach at the Shangri-La Caribe is just lovely."

67. Radisson Hotel Corning 90.38
Corning, N.Y.
$150, 888/201-1718,
radisson.com/corningny
"Bartender Millie makes the best straight-up martinis. We actually stayed here for this."

68. Aqua Waikiki Wave 90.35
Honolulu, Hawaii
$147, 866/406-2782,
aquaresorts.com
"I loved the double balcony."

69. HotelVetro 90.33
Iowa City, Iowa
$179, 800/592-0355,
hotelvetro.com
"Beautiful modernist dream."

"Our suite was just gorgeous. It's the only hotel we've ever stayed in where I actually took photographs!"

70. Newport News Marriott at City Center 90.29
Newport News, Va.
$154, 800/228-9290,
marriott.com
"The wild nautical decor in this new Marriott is a killer!"

71. The Ambrose Hotel 90.21
Santa Monica, Calif.
$229, 877/262-7673,
ambrosehotel.com
"Very calming and tranquil."

72. CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort 90.17
Canc?n, Mexico
$227, 800/228-9290,
marriott.com
"The steaks at Marriott CasaMagna's La Capilla are excellent."

73. The Kairaba Beach Hotel 90.08
Serekunda, Gambia
$213, 011-220/446-2940,
kairabahotel.com
"You can easily chill from normal everyday life."

"Monkeys wander past when you're sunbathing, which makes life very surreal at times"

74. Sheraton Suites Columbus 89.80
Columbus, Ohio
$109, 800/325-3535,
starwoodhotels.com/sheraton
"You end up with plenty of room to spread out since each room is a suite."

75. ResortQuest Kaanapali Shores 89.77
Lahaina, Hawaii
$225, 877/997-6667,
resortquesthawaii.com
"Great for young parents and their little ones."

76. The Landis Taipei Hotel 89.61
Taipei, Taiwan
$166, 011-886/2-2597-1234,
taipei.landishotelsresorts.com
"The hotel has a policy of learning the guests' names."

77. Beausite Park Hotel 89.41
Wengen, Switzerland
$140, 011-41/33-856-5161,
parkwengen.ch
"I can't say enough great things about the food."

78. Loews New Orleans Hotel 89.35
New Orleans, La.
$179, 866/563-9792,
loewshotels.com
"Very pet-friendly!"

79. Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon 89.35
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
$211, 800/468-3571,
marriott.com
"The views are captivating."

80. Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort 89.33
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
$166, 866/565-5050,
shangri-la.com
"Sit at the Sunset Bar."

"When we had breakfast in our room, they even delivered a toaster so we could toast our own bread"

81. Hilton Budapest--Castle District 89.30
Budapest, Hungary
$174, 011-36/1-889-6600,
hilton.com
"Amazing Danube views."

82. The Mansion on Delaware Avenue 89.24
Buffalo, N.Y.
$185, 716/886-3300,
mansionondelaware.com
"Hands down the best employees I've encountered."

83. Apsis Atrium Palace 89.06
Barcelona, Spain
$218, 011-34/93-342-8000,
hotel-atriumpalace.com
"Definitely worth opting for the breakfast when you book."

84. Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel 88.83
Richardson, Tex.
$112, 800/468-3571,
marriott.com
"Decorated with furniture that I wanted to steal."

85. Mercure Holland House Hotel and Spa Cardiff 88.68
Cardiff, U.K.
$227, 800/221-4542,
mercure.com
"Floor-to-ceiling windows with a great view of Cardiff."

86. Galeria Plaza 88.34
Mexico City, Mexico
$168, 888/559-4329,
brisas.com.mx
"We enjoyed everything, especially the rooftop pool."

87. Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancún 88.15
Cancún, Mexico
$190, 011-52/998-881-4200,
fiestamericana.com
"We were treated like royals."

88. Iberostar Dominicana Hotel 87.96
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
$250, 888/923-2722,
iberostar.com
"The beach is amazing."

89. Taba Heights Marriott Beach Resort 87.42
Taba, Egypt
$80, 800/228-9290,
marriott.com
"Great snorkeling."

90. Santiago Park Plaza 87.33
Santiago, Chile
$137, 011-56/2-372-4000,
www.parkplaza.cl
"We wanted a wine tour, and we were on a van in 15 minutes."

91. Mercure Cuatro Palmas Varadero 86.60
Varadero, Cuba
$140, 800/221-4542,
mercure.com
"We were greeted with a bottle of rum."

92. Meliá Puerto Vallarta All Inclusive Beach Resort 86.15
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
$228, 888/956-3542,
solmelia.com
"Far enough from downtown to escape most crowding, close enough to get anywhere easily."

93. InterContinental Al Ain Resort 86.08
Al-'Ayn, U.A.E.
$222, 800/496-7621,
ichotelsgroup.com
"Escape the hustle, bustle, and prices of Dubai."

94. Xandari Resort & Spa 85.75
Alajuela, Costa Rica
$208, 866/363-3212,
xandari.com
"For a romantic retreat."

95. Catalonia Bávaro Resort 85.52
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
$160, 809/412-0000,
hoteles-catalonia.com
"I only wish my bathroom looked like this!"

96. Playa Azul 85.40
Cozumel, Mexico
$196, 011-52/987-869-5160,
playa-azul.com
"The snorkeling around the two piers at the hotel is great."

97. Las Americas Suites & Casino 85.27
Lima, Peru
$208, 011-51/1-241-2820,
thunderbirdresorts.com
"Walking distance to Indian Market and Larcomar mall."

98. Gran Bahía Príncipe Samana 84.10
Samana Peninsula, Dominican Republic
$250, 866/282-2442,
bahiaprincipeusa.com
"The check-in and room assignment are done on the ride to the hotel."

99. Villa Caletas 83.42
Jacó, Costa Rica
$100, 011-506/637-0505,
hotelvillacaletas.com
"The casita has two glass walls, so you can enjoy the view from the living room."

100. Oyster Bay Beach Resort 83.36
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
$225, 866/978-0212,
oysterbaybeachresort.com
"Right now I can't think of any other place I'd rather be!"

BEST VALUES 2008

Best Values 2008