HOT HOTELS

Dependable Hotel Chains Around the Globe

It's easy to book a good night's sleep anywhere on earth, when you stick with a trusted local chain. Here are our 35 favorites, worldwide.

  1. The Ibis hotel chain has 919 outposts around the world, including this one in Casablanca, Morocco.

    (Courtesy Ibis Hotels)
  2. The furnishings at Ibis hotels tend to be somewhat cookie-cutter, yet comfortable.

    (Courtesy Ibis Hotels)
  3. Convenience is key at Ibis hotels, which usually have 24-hour snack bars, Wi-Fi, and on-site parking.

    (Courtesy Ibis Hotels)
  4. The 91-hotel Tryp chain is a boutique brand under the Wyndham hotels umbrella. Tryp hotels, like this one in Spain, are often trendy and design-oriented.

    (Courtesy Tryp Hotels)
  5. Some Tryp hotels even have in-room workout equipment, like this one in Madrid; all have flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi.

    (Courtesy Tryp Hotels)
  6. A "junior suite" at the Room-Mate hotel in Mexico City. This brand is known for its youthful spirit, lively decor, and late-running buffet breakfasts.

    (Courtesy Room-Mate Hotels)
  7. Like most Room-Mate properties, the Mexico City "Valentina" branch has a stylish on-site restaurant.

    (Courtesy Room-Mate Hotels)
  8. Most of Mercure's 725 hotels (across 49 countries) are in Europe, with the remainder in Australia, South America, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. Above, the Mercure Ouarzazate in Morocco.

    (Courtesy Jack Burlot Libre de Droit)
  9. Mercure's three- and four-star properties sometimes incorporate local design elements, as the Mercure Ouarzazate in Morocco does here.

    (Courtesy Jack Burlot Libre de Droit)
  10. The Mercure Resort Sanur in Bali has thatched-roof cottages and a terrific pool area.

    (Courtesy Philippe Wang Libre de Droit)
  11. Mercure also has business-friendly city spots, such as the Montpellier Antigone shown here.

    (Courtesy Marc Bertrand Libre de Droit)
  12. The 40-hotel Rydges chain is Australian-owned, with properties across the continent, in New Zealand, and one each in Dubai and London. This one is the South Bank Brisbane Rydges, in Queensland.

    (Courtesy Rydges Hotels and Resorts)
  13. The rooms at most Rydges hotels—this one's the Rydges South Park Adelaide, in South Australia—don't seem all that over-the-top, but they're famous for their extra-comfortable "Dream Beds."

    (Courtesy Rydges Hotels and Resorts)
  14. The reception area at Rydges South Park Adelaide. The Rydges chain has been around since 1988.

    (Courtesy Rydges Hotels and Resorts)
  15. The German chain Motel One has 39 locations; most are in Germany (see Leipzig, above), but Austria and Scotland have one Motel One each. The brand has dozens more hotels in the works, which will expand their reach to Belgium and Poland, among other destinations.

    (Courtesy Motel One)
  16. Each Motel One outpost features the same signature design elements: a damask print here, a wood-grain pattern there, and lots and lots of turquoise.

    (Courtesy Motel One)
  17. Mid-Century-inspired, Arco-style lamps and egg chairs are regular features of Motel One lounges; so is free Wi-Fi.

    (Courtesy Motel One)
  18. Premier Inn is the fastest-growing budget brand in the UK, with more than 600 properties and counting. This one is the Birmingham Central location.

    (Courtesy Whitbread plc)
  19. All Premier Inns stick with this purple palette. If that doesn't please you, the bathtub-equipped bathrooms and on-site restaurants probably will.

    (Courtesy Whitbread plc)
  20. Premier Inn recently expanded to India with two hotels. This one, with its lovely, semi-shaded patio, is in Bangalore.

    (Courtesy Whitbread plc)
  21. The five Median hotels in Paris and Geneva are mostly in business suburbs or near convention centers or transportation hubs, like this Geneve Aeroport outpost.

    (Courtesy Median Hotels)
  22. The rooms at most Median hotels aren't particularly modern, but the hotels usually have valuable conveniences like on-site parking, Wi-Fi, and restaurants.

    (Courtesy Median Hotels)
  23. The lobby bar at Hotel Median Geneve Aeroport gives both business and leisure travelers a pleasant place to unwind.

    (Courtesy Median Hotels)
  24. The first Rotana hotel was established in Abu Dhabi in 1993; now there are 70 properties across the Middle East and Northern Africa, including this Rotana Centro Barsha in Dubai.

    (Courtesy Rotana Hotels & Resorts)
  25. The Centro sub-brand is Rotana's most affordable hotel category, but even those properties feel upscale, with their floor-to-ceiling windows, flat-screen TVs, and marble-topped desks. Shown, a room at the Rotana Centro Barsha in Dubai.

    (Courtesy Rotana Hotels & Resorts)
  26. Rotana hotels put a premium on design, even down to the lobby decor.

    (Courtesy Rotana Hotels & Resorts)
  27. The rooftop pool area at the Rotana Centro Al Manhal in Abu Dhabi is just one of the perks of staying here; you'll also find on-site dining and fitness centers at most Rotana properties.

    (Courtesy Rotana Hotels & Resorts)
  28. The Casa Andina has 20 hotels throughout Peru, including this one, the Cusco Cathedral hotel.

    (Courtesy Casa Andina)
  29. The design changes from one Casa Andina to the next; at this Casa Andina in Lima, the look is elegantly understated.

    (Courtesy Casa Andina)
  30. This guest room balcony at the Casa Andina Cusco San Blas provides more color—and great views of the city.

    (Courtesy Casa Andina)
  31. Original architectural details are part of the courtyard ambience at the Casa Andina in Cusco.

    (Courtesy Casa Andina)
  32. South Africa's City Lodge Family of Hotels is broken into four categories: one-star Road Lodges, two-star Town Lodges, three-star City Lodges (like the City Lodge at Barbara Road shown here), and four-star Courtyards.

    (Courtesy City Lodge)
  33. Three-star City Lodges hit the sweet spot between style and affordability, as seen in this room at City Lodge at Barbara Road.

    (Courtesy City Lodge)
  34. Many City Lodges, like this modern-looking one in Umhlanga, South Africa, have top-notch swimming pools and on-site restaurants.

    (Courtesy City Lodge)
  35. The luxury hotel brand Langham recently spun off a super-stylish budget brand in Asia called Eaton, which includes Eaton Luxe properties (like this one in Shanghai), Eaton Smart options, and one Eaton House Apartments.

    (Courtesy Eaton Hotels)
  36. Eaton Luxe hotels have 24-hour room service, free internet, fitness centers, and snazzy rooms. Above, a room at Shanghai's Eaton Luxe.

    (Courtesy Eaton Hotels)
  37. Even the lobby at the Eaton Luxe in Shanghai feels sophisticated. Eaton plans to add hotels in China and Bali over the next few years.

    (Courtesy Eaton Hotels)
  38. The Big Sleep is a new mini-chain of affordable boutique hotels in the UK. So far, this Cheltenham outpost is one of three.

    (Courtesy The Big Sleep)
  39. Girly-decor alert: There are plenty of pastels and patterns to be found in the rooms at The Big Sleep hotels. Even the executive suite at the Cheltenham hotel piles on the pink. But the rates are rock-bottom (and include a buffet breakfast), and all rooms have flat-screen TVs and tea and coffee makers.

    (Courtesy The Big Sleep)
  40. The four Yotel hotels, like this one in Gatwick Airport in London, take style cues from the mod—and modular—design of first-class airplane cabins.

    (Courtesy Yotel)
  41. Yotel rooms are super-compact, with fold-down work desks, flat-panel TVs, and not an inch of wasted space. (Some rooms even have bunk beds!)

    (Courtesy Yotel)
  42. To save space in the streamlined guest rooms, Yotel built shared kitchenettes on the hallways of its hotels for guests to use. The hotels also have on-site dining options.

    (Courtesy Yotel)
  43. Each of the 26 properties owned by the Italian UNA chain has its own distinct look and feel. This one, in Modena, Italy, exudes modern luxury, and has views of both Modena's city center and the Apennine Mountains.

    (Courtesy UNA Hotels)
  44. This UNA Hotel in Venice is all old-world romance, with exposed beams and Murano-glass chandeliers.

    (Courtesy UNA Hotels)
  45. UNA's new 197-room Rome hotel goes for an urban-chic aesthetic—and has a killer roof deck.

    (Courtesy UNA Hotels)
  46. The UNA Hotel Vittoria in Florence plays up the city's arts-rich history, with ground-floor tilework that evokes needlework tapestries.

    (Courtesy UNA Hotels)
  47. Jurys Inn has 32 properties in city centers all across England, Ireland, and Scotland, plus one in Prague.

    (Courtesy Jurys Inn)
  48. Rooms at Jurys Inns are consistently high-quality, with contemporary furnishings and plenty of space to move around.

    (Courtesy Jurys Inn)
  49. The Malaysian chain of Tune Hotels—which also has outposts in Bali (shown), Thailand, the Philippines, and London—delivers rock-bottom prices, with specials starting at as low as $1 per night. You pay for all the extras, though—including towels, air conditioning, and TVs.

    (Courtesy Tune Hotel)
  50. Rooms at Tune Hotels don't feel dirt-cheap. They come with 250-thread-count bedding, power showers, and little flourishes like oversized floral designs on the walls.

    (Courtesy Tune Hotel)
  51. Centara is Thailand's largest hotel chain, with properties in most of the country's major tourist destinations, as well as in the Maldives, Bali, Vietnam, and the Philippines. It has several sub-categories at different price levels; this one, the Duangtawan Hotel in Chiang Mai, Thailand, is in the affordable, four-star Centara group.

    (Courtesy Centara Hotels)
  52. With their fancy pool decks, on-site spas, and concierges, properties from the Centara brand all feel like splurges—even if they're not. Shown, a room at the Centara Villas in Phuket, Thailand.

    (Courtesy Centara Hotels)
  53. A hotel with an amazing pool like this one, at the Centara Duangtawan Hotel in Chiang Mai, can be had for less than you might think. Always watch for deals when booking a Centara stay—the online rates are often much lower (up to 60%) than the standard published prices.

    (Courtesy Centara Hotels)
  54. Started in Pamplona, Spain, in 1978, NH Hotels is one of the 20 largest chains in the world. It has more than 400 properties in 26 countries, including these off-kilter towers at the Fierra in Milan, Italy.

    (Courtesy NH Hotels)
  55. It's common for NH to have multiple hotel options within a single city, each with its own style. Here, a cheery room at the NH Hotel Musica in Amsterdam.

    (Courtesy NH Hotels)
  56. The NH Hotel Tango in Buenos Aires picks up on the city's dramatic vibe, with its red-upholstered chairs and curtain-draped wall.

    (Courtesy NH Hotels)
  57. At the NH Hotel Anglo American in Florence, a more subdued—but still chic—theme prevails.

    (Courtesy NH Hotels)
  58. India's Lemon Tree brand has locations in many of India's industrial centers, but it's the chain's resort properties, like this LemonTree Amarante Beach Resort in Goa, that feel like real getaways.

    (Courtesy LemonTree Hotels)
  59. Even at the city-center properties, rooms are decorated with colorful bedspreads and interesting artwork, and have LCD TVs and high-end mattresses. Shown, a garden room at the LemonTree Amarante Beach Resort in Goa.

    (Courtesy LemonTree Hotels)
  60. Most Lemon Tree hotels also have above-average swimming pools, like this one in Goa.

    (Courtesy LemonTree Hotels)
  61. The 14 Omena hotels in Sweden, Denmark, and Finland are more or less identical: All have a sleeping area with a double bed, a separate sitting area (with two armchairs that fold out into extra beds), an en-suite bath, and a TV, mini-fridge and microwave. Plus, they're all fabulous bargains in otherwise-expensive destinations.

    (Courtesy Omena Hotels)
  62. The Spanish chain of Husa hotels has 101 properties, divided into five categories: Urban, Luxury, Holiday, Well-Being, and Mountain. The Husa Imperial in Andorra, shown here, is one of the Mountain hotels, thanks to its scenic Pyrenees location.

    (Courtesy Husa Hotels)
  63. In addition to comfortable rooms, the Husa Nuevo Madrid hotel has a free on-site fitness center and spa, free Wi-fi, and an attractive lobby and restaurant.

    (Courtesy Husa Hotels)
  64. Most of Mexico's 16 One Hotels are located near airports or other transit hubs.

    (Courtesy One Hotels)
  65. The rooms at Mexico's One Hotels aren't exactly glamorous, but they're bright and clean, and guests have access to parking, Wi-Fi, snack bars, and coin-operated laundry stations.

    (Courtesy One Hotels)
  66. The new budget brand Citizen M revolutionized the concept of the transit hotel, installing a stylish hotel in Amsterdam's Schiphol airport. Now they've expanded to city centers, with one in the heart of Amsterdam and this one in Glasgow.

    (Courtesy Citizen M)
  67. Art lines the corridor of Citizen M's Glasgow outpost, and is a hallmark of the fast-growing chain.

    (Courtesy Citizen M)
  68. Some of Citizen M's rooms can be small, like this one in Amsterdam, but they make up for the squeeze with their swanky lobbies, outfitted with Eames loungers and 24-hour canteens.

    (Courtesy Citizen M)
  69. Protea is Africa's largest hotel group, with properties in eight countries—Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia, Zambia, Nigeria, Uganda, South Africa, and Malawi. (There's also one Protea hotel in London.) This one is the Hotel North Wharf on the Cape Town Waterfront.

    (Courtesy Protea Hotels)
  70. Protea's urban hotels, like this Hotel Sea Point hotel in Cape Town, tend to be a little more playful or edgy than the brand's countryside resorts.

    (Courtesy Protea Hotels)
  71. The pool at the Protea Hotel Sea Point in Cape Town overlooks the south Atlantic.

    (Courtesy Protea Hotels)
  72. Thailand's luxury Dusit brand has earned raves for its sleek boutique sub-brand dusitD2, which is both design-focused and more wallet-friendly than its exclusive sibling. Here, the lounge at dusitD2 in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

    (Courtesy DustitD2)
  73. The rooms at dusitD2 hotels are just as stylish as those at their more-expensive Dusit counterparts. There are only two dusitD2s in the world now—one in Chiang Mai and one in Pattaya—but hotels are coming to New Delhi and Pasadena, Calif., soon.

    (Courtesy DustitD2)
  74. The dusitD2 hotels come with resort-worthy perks such as on-site spas, concierge service, and gorgeous pools—like this one in Chiang Mai.

    (Courtesy DustitD2)
  75. The 13 Sorat Hotels across Germany differ in terms of decor, but all have reasonable rates, solid service, and a not-too-big, not-too-small size that's perfect for folks who don't go for B&Bs or bland business hotels.

    (Courtesy Sorat Hotels)
  76. This Sorat room is all about no-nonsense comfort—plus a few homey touches.

    (Courtesy Sorat Hotels)
  77. With more than 300 properties across China, the Green Tree Inn chain is one of that country's fastest-growing. The hotels tend to be located near universities, train stations, and conference centers.

    (Courtesy Green Tree Inn)
  78. Rooms at China's Green Tree Inns are basic but pleasant, with free Wi-Fi, TVs, and all the standard amenities.

    (Courtesy Green Tree Inn)
  79. There are 76 hotels in Japan's APA chain. The letters stand for "Always Pleasant Amenity," and depending on your location, that might refer to, say, a traditional public bath (at no extra cost to guests) or a free breakfast of bread, coffee, rice, and miso soup.

    (Courtesy APA Hotels)
  80. At some APA hotels, you can choose between a standard (Western-style) room or a Japanese room, equipped with tatami-mat floors for lounging.

    (Courtesy APA Hotels)

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