Totally Charming Hotels for Under $150

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MEXICO Named after the sugar mills in Veracruz, Azúcar is a collection of 20 white bungalows—each with air-conditioning and TV in addition to a private terrace with a hammock—connected by a stone path.
— Courtesy Mexico Boutique Hotels
MEXICO Six miles from the Mayan ruins of Tulúm, La Zebra's nine thatched cabanas have beds draped in mosquito netting, handmade furniture, and Wi-Fi.
— Courtesy La Zebra Beach Cantina y Cabañas
GREECE The Anemomilos is high on the cliffs of Folegandros Island; most of the 16 studio balconies face the Aegean Sea. Guests can watch for their ferry from the pool terrace.
— Courtesy Anemomilos Apartments
SAINT EUSTATIUS Built with bricks that served as merchant ships' ballast, The Old Gin House, in the Caribbean Netherlands Antilles, was once an 18th-century cotton factory.
— Courtesy The Old Gin House
UNITED KINGDOM A roadside tavern since 1385, The Bull Hotel in Wrotham, Kent, plays up its heritage with brick fireplaces, exposed oak beams, and hardwood floors. The restaurant serves local brews, as a proper British pub should.
— Anna Watson
UNITED STATES The restored hardwood floors at Northern California's Tallman Hotel date to 1896. The owners, Lynne and Bernie Butcher, built four additional two-story garden cottages next door.
— Courtesy The Tallman Hotel
BARBADOS After visiting Barbados for a writing assignment, German native Uschi Wetzels bought land in Bathsheba and built a seven-room hotel. The shared balcony of the Sea-U Guest House overlooks the sea.
— Courtesy Sea-U Guest House
THAILAND Opened last year in Bangkok's Chinatown, the 55-room Shanghai Inn reflects the neighborhood's glamorous past. The decor is bold; birdcages hang in bathrooms to make guests feel as if they're showering en plein air.
— Christopher Wise
THAILAND The three shops that now make up the Old Bangkok Inn were converted into a 10-room B&B decorated along floral themes: lotus, rose, orchid, lemongrass, jasmine, and rice.
— Christopher Wise
TURKEY Rooms at Istanbul's Hotel Nomade feel spacious even if they aren't. The rooftop terrace, four flights up, boasts direct views of the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia.
— Christopher Wise

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