Best New Budget Hotels
Courtesy of Aloft
Locations: One property in Lexington, Massachusetts; 14 more in 2008, including Brooklyn, New York, and Philadelphia; outposts in China, Europe, and the Middle East by 2010.
Amenities: Packaged food available for purchase in lobby; kiosk check-in; indoor or outdoor pool; wine bar.
Average Room Size: 300 square feet.
Price: Doubles from $139.