If you're going to spend money on a hotel, you'll want it to be more luxurious, exciting, or at least more unique than sleeping in your own bed. Think fluffy comforters, jacuzzi tubs, flesh flowers, and chic decor. You'll also want a location you can thoroughly explore, whether you enjoy outdoor activities or museums and ruins.
Yet staying in a budget hotel brings up different images altogether. Think stained linens, questionable odors, and terrible instant coffee in locations that have little to nothing to offer visitors. You might think that's all you can get for under $100 per night - but you would be wrong.
If you're looking for the best of both worlds - a luxury stay somewhere awesome, and a price tag that won't put you in debt - we've got you covered. There's something for everyone on this list, from indoor libraries to saltwater pools to glass-front living rooms to monkey forests. Whether you're a beachcomber or an adventure-seeker, you'll be surprised and overjoyed with the low rates we found in these gorgeous destinations. Here are twenty luxurious hotels around the world that you can stay in for under $100 per night.
20 Michelberger Hotel in Berlin, Germany - starting at just $73/night
After you've perused the art magazine offerings in the lounge, why not get a deep tissue massage, followed by an organic meal sourced from local farms? The Michelberger Hotel has it all. This old factory building is now a hip place to hang out in a location that gives you access to a vibrant music and art scene. The rooms are equipped with comfy daybeds, and some even feature fireplaces and film projectors. Nearby, you'll also find a floating swimming pool for use in the Summer months, as well as the longest still-standing section of the Berlin Wall. And with rooms starting at just $73/night, this hotel won't break the bank.
19 The Alcove Library Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - as low as $57/night
As the name implies, The Alcove Library features a variety of fiction and non-fiction titles for you to browse when you're not out exploring Ho Chi Minh City. Enjoy the comforts of home, like free Wi-Fi, along with luxurious linens and large windows with exceptional views. When it's time for lunch, you can lounge, wine, and dine at the rooftop restaurant. You'll receive nothing but the best hospitality, making this a recommended hotel on TripAdvisor. Relax in the quiet surrounding neighborhood or enjoy the nightlife, markets, museums, and cathedrals in the city just 10 minutes away. We found rooms for as low as $57/night.
18 Cala Ponte Hotel in Puglia, Italy - $85 per night
For $85 per night, you can enjoy the two beautiful swimming pools and landscaped gardens at the Cala Ponte Hotel, or take a boat out from their private marina. The sparkling marble floor of the dining room offers a luxurious place to enjoy a cocktail or dance the night away. During the day, you can enjoy a game of tennis or racquetball, or relax at the spa if that's more your scene. And when you leave the hotel, you'll get to explore historic Puglia, known for its farmlands and architecture, as well as the seemingly never-ending coastline.
17 Le Riad Berbere in Marrakech, Morocco - A little over $100
Enjoy a lunch under the shade of fragrant banana, orange, and olive trees in the luxurious garden at the center of Le Ried Berbere, take a dip in the bathing pool, or watch the sunset on the terrace.
With only five bedrooms, this hotel definitely has romantic vibes. You can enjoy massages, henna treatments, and more, or eat an organic meal made from scratch, all without leaving the hotel grounds. With a Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor, you can rest assured that you'll get good service as well. Should you decide to venture out, you can explore the many mosques, gardens, and palaces that the city of Marrakech has to offer.
16 The Dreamcatcher in San Juan, Puerto Rico - double rooms starting at around $83
You'll find mid-century touches scattered throughout this award-winning guesthouse, which is the only vegetarian hotel in San Juan. Each of the twelve rooms are uniquely decorated with Berber rugs and retro wallpaper. Rest your bones in a hammock in the garden after a long day at the beach, which is just 200 steps away. Don't forget breakfast, because the three-course meal is not to be missed. Enjoy tasty treats like fresh hibiscus juice and chocolate-avocado mousse. You won't have to miss out on your daily exercise, either - just join one of the sunset yoga classes. And with double rooms starting at around $83, this luxurious bed & breakfast is totally affordable.
15 Anantara in Bangkok, Thailand - as low as $70 per night
This tasteful hotel in bustling Bangkok features an infinity-edge swimming pool and luxurious sundeck for lounging away from the commotion. The 310 rooms are outfitted with rainfall showers, floor-to-ceiling windows, and private balconies. See the stars from the rooftop bar or enjoy breakfast with views of the city. You can even get involved in an interactive cooking class to explore the flavors of Thai cooking, or depart on a luxury dining cruise. Of course, there's plenty to see on the streets and in the many temples of Bangkok as well. You can experience it all for as low as $70 per night.
14 Kaani Village & Spa in Maldives - start at $105 per night
At the Sampa spa, Thai and aromatherapy massages are performed by two therapists, so you'll get double the luxury. You can take a dolphin-watching trip during the day, snorkel through the extensive reefs, relax by the sparkling swimming pool, or take a sandbank excursion. At night, enjoy a candlelit dinner served beachside or a night fishing trip with the family. You'll also have access to the Kaani Princess, a floating bar and restaurant with unparalleled views. The budget-friendly deluxe rooms start at $105 per night.
13 Mini Hotel Causeway Bay in Hong Kong, China - just $60 per night
With prices starting at just $60 per night, Mini Hotel Causeway Bay is definitely within budget. That even includes breakfast! The lobby and guestrooms are tastefully decorated with modern decor and fixtures, and you'll find gallery walls filled with art and other stylish touches throughout. Enjoy the comforts of home, like free Wi-Fi, with shopping and nightlife just outside your door. See the many architectural landmarks Hong Kong has to offer or explore the Temple Street Night Market. There's plenty to see and do in Causeway Bay, from upscale restaurants to Tai Chai sessions, and Mini Hotel gives you a comfortable place to come back to at the end of a busy day.
12 Sojourn Boutique Villas in Siem Reap, Cambodia - only $79 per night
These villas are nestled in a tropical paradise with palm trees and rice paddies. You can take a dip in the luxurious salt water pool and enjoy a cocktail at the swim-up bar without having to get out of the water. With only ten rooms, it's the perfect place to escape the city, and the many potted plants and minimalist decor create a zen-like atmosphere. Some of the rooms even feature rooftop gardens. You deserve that massage at the Origins Spa on-site. Or, schedule a number of different private and group tours - be sure to check out the beautiful temples in Siem Reap. You'll get quite a bit of bang for your buck at only $79 per night.
11 Hotel Rural Biniarroca in Balearic Islands, Spain - Rooms start at just $85 per night
This adults only hotel is certainly romantic with its lush gardens and expansive swimming pool. Couples can enjoy massages in a specially furnished room in the garden or yoga or pilates sessions with the personal trainer. You can also ask the staff to schedule horse rides, kayak trips, ship rentals and more. Explore the scenic coastline, which features both beaches and mountains, or visit the Gothic cathedral in the capital city. Rooms start at just $85 per night, but this hotel is booked for the foreseeable future, so you'll want to plan your trip well in advance.
10 Nastasia Village Hotel in Naxos, Greece - only $59 per night
This renovated boutique hotel is located within walking distance of St. George Beach. The generously-sized guest rooms are bright and airy with minimalist decor and offer free Wi-Fi. A homemade breakfast buffet is offered daily and you can join in on barbecue nights and cooking lessons weekly. Explore the ancient ruins and medieval Venetian mansions in this capital city. When you've seen enough of Naxos, join other hotel guests in daily trips to nearby islands.
You can stay at this luxurious hotel for only $59 per night, but you'll want to book your room well in advance, as they fill up quickly.
9 Le Senechal in Ile de Re, France - around $93 per night
You'll love the exposed brick walls and antique touches at Le Senechal. The narrow pool offers plenty of lounging space, or you can enjoy a long stroll at the nearby beach. There are plenty of activities available in the vicinity, like sailing, tennis, biking, and pottery lessons. Or, grab a bite at one of the many outdoor cafes overlooking the water. Don't forget to check out the Phare des Baleines lighthouse, which provides expansive views of Ile de Re. Rooms start at around $93 per night, but can get quite a bit more expensive during the busy seasons, so plan accordingly.
8 Casa Da Ermida De Santa Catarina in Alentejo, Portugal - about $106 per night
This small boutique hotel is located alongside a strip of olive grove and is surrounded by nature. Check out the gorgeous view from the exquisite glass-front living room, which overlooks the lake. You'll see plenty of birds and wildlife on the property, and the guesthouse also has kayaks you can take out into the reservoir. You can even visit a restored 16th century chapel on the property. Rates start at about $106 per night, but the views are worth the extra few dollars.
7 Global Hotel Panama in Panama City, Panama - only $95 per night
You can stay at this five-star boutique hotel for only $95 per night, with plenty of luxurious finishes to set it apart from other budget options. The elegant bathrooms offer freestanding tubs, rain showers, and luxury amenities. Floor-to-ceiling windows bring in natural light and gorgeous views of the city. Get an even better view from the rooftop pool or jacuzzi. Other features include a state-of-the-art gym and massage room. When you leave the hotel, you can see the Panama Canal, famous colonial-era landmarks, historical museums, and abundant shopping. Or, you can explore the beaches, rain forests, parks, and mountains.
6 Novotel Phuket Kamala Beach in Phuket, Thailand - just $77 per night
For just $77 per night, you'll get beachfront access and breathtaking views of the Andaman Sea. There's even an all-day restaurant, rooftop bar, gymnasium, swimming pool, and a spa. The sleek modern decor in each spacious guestroom is rivaled only by the mountains, rain forests, and beaches. Be sure to visit the busy markets and wide variety of restaurants, and stay out late to enjoy the nightlife. You can also take a boat trip to a number of nearby paradises or explore any of the 30 beaches Phuket has to offer.
5 Hotel Aurel in Montenegro - $76 per night
Stay at this award-winning hotel for just $76 per night and enjoy luxurious guest rooms with bathrobes and slippers, free Wi-Fi, and all the comforts of home. Enjoy a meal at the on-site restaurant or grab a cocktail at the bar. You'll love visiting the top floor spa to relax in the sauna or steam bath after a workout in the fully-equipped fitness center. And that's all before venturing out into the natural beauty of the surrounding area. Montenegro is home to long stretches of beach and coastal churches, medieval sites, and Durmitor National Park, where you can take in gorgeous views of limestone peaks and glacial lakes.
4 Aurinko Bungalows in Sayulita, Mexico - rates as low as $90 per night
These adorable, brightly-colored bungalows each feature a fully-equipped kitchen, making this hotel the perfect choice for the budget traveler. Each spacious bungalow also has a seating area and many rooms have hammocks. Plus, you'll be located steps from the town plaza and the beach. Sayulita is a great location for the adventurous traveler - you can immerse yourself in activities like horseback riding, jungle hiking, scuba diving, surfing, golfing, and more. Or check out ATV tours, sailboat charters, or fishing charters. For a more relaxed day, try shopping for local handcrafted goods or visiting an art gallery. And with rates as low as $90 per night, you can see it all without breaking the bank.
3 The Burrard in Vancouver, Canada - as low as $109/night
This converted motor hotel offers rooms that don't skimp on style, with brightly colored accents just as vibrant as the hotel's exterior and the surrounding city. You'll find free Wi-Fi and a Nespresso machine in every room, so you can get caffeinated and check your email without needing to leave you room. When you venture out into the bustling city of Vancouver, you can enjoy the picturesque parks, trails, and gardens, or check out an air or boat tour to see it from afar. This one doesn't quite make it under $100, but it is one of the best deals in Vancouver at as low as $109/night.
2 Il Giardino di Ballaro in Sicily, Italy
You can stay on the island of Sicily in this charming bed & breakfast for about $80 per night. Enjoy the modern and stylish decor of the lobby, soak up the sun in the outdoor sun terrace, or rest in one of the seven uniquely decorated bedrooms. In addition to the included breakfast, you'll also have access to a communal kitchen, which is a great option for the budget traveler who wants to prepare a meal at this home-away-from-home. There's plenty to explore in the area as well, from Greek temples to Byzantine mosaics. You'll even be able to check out an active volcano and a famous fish market.
1 Sri Bungalows in Ubud, Bali - $34 per night!
Rest under peaked thatch roofs in cozy rooms with bamboo furniture at the gorgeous Sri Bungalows in Bali. This centrally located hotel is nearby the Ubud Monkey Forest, where you can see the Balinese long tailed monkey in its natural habitat. You can also visit a number of famous art museums and temples in Ubud. Come back to the hotel for a leisurely swim in the pool, or relax in the lush garden. You can also grab a meal at the on-site restaurant, indulge in a massage at the spa, or participate in a yoga class. With shockingly low rates ($34 per night!), this paradise tops our list.
References: Chic Retreats, CN Traveler , Escape Here, Refinery 29, The Guardian, Thrillist