Six of the best... Budget hotel brands
1 HAMPTON BY HILTON
With over 2,345 properties in 21 countries, Hampton by Hilton provides quality accommodation and amenities with a tidy price tag. There are 27 properties in the UK with two recent openings in Blackpool and Belfast. Room rates at the Blackpool property start from £50 per night.
2 INNSIDE BY MELIA
Innside’s ‘urban lifestyle hotels’ are geared towards business travellers with free wifi, meeting spaces and exercises classes and wellness areas. Room rates range from £40 in Zhengzhou to £120 in New York.
3 MOTEL ONE
This German budget-boutique hotel group has a strong presence in central Europe but also has properties in London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester and Newcastle. Single rooms start at £59 a night.
4 PREMIER INN
The budget accommodation giants will have nearly 800 UK properties by the end of the year. August alone will see the brand open three new London properties, with further city and town locations in the pipeline. Room rates start from as low as £35 per night online.
The design-led premium budget brand opened its fourth UK hotel in Dundee this summer, joining Cardiff, Newcastle and Edinburgh hotels. Each one is located close to mainline rail stations and includes extras such as breakfast and free wifi. The lead in rate is £59 per night.
6 Z HOTELS
Z prides itself on offering compact city centre luxury at out of town prices. It has seven London properties, plus one in Liverpool and one in Glasgow. Each hotel has a Z Café offering breakfast. Room rates start from £35 per night outside of London and £50 per night in the capital.