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What do hotels in Vegas, Vermont, and Tanzania have in common? Affordable luxury.

Let’s
face it: all too often, “affordable accommodations” means your basic
cookie-cutter chain-hotel room or a property that’s seen better days. But—surprise!—it
can also mean an award-winning hotel at a reasonable price. And who doesn’t
want that?

That’s
why, when we asked the readers of Travel + Leisure to pick their
favorite properties in our annual World’s Best Survey, we noted which spots
wouldn’t break the bank. The result is a list of great-value inns, hotels, and
resorts that offer appealing ambience, top-notch service, and a compelling
setting. And many offer nightly rates lower than the cost of an iPhone (with no
two-year commitment!).

Of
course, Las Vegas is known for room prices that won’t empty your wallet (alas,
the casinos do that), but even here there’s a luxury property with rates so
good you’ll feel lucky even before check-in. The two-year-old Mandarin
Oriental, Las Vegas is a glamorous, Asian-inspired haven in one of CityCenter’s
contemporary glass towers. Its 392 rooms and suites have floor-to-ceiling windows,
elegant Oriental details, and glass-paneled bathrooms with deep-soaking tubs,
while its 23rd-floor Sky Lobby offers glimmering views of the Strip,
including the iconic Eiffel Tower replica. And Vegas being Vegas, it’s possible
to find deals that cut the great rate even more.

If
actual architectural wonders are more your thing, you can sleep affordably yet chicly
on the edge of Cambodia’s most-renowned World Heritage Site at the 238-room Sofitel
Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort in Siem Reap. When you’re not out
admiring Angkor Wat’s centuries-old temples, you can retreat to the soaring
lobby with its Khmer-French design elements and rooms with soothing sage and
gold décor.

Another
exotic property offering top value is the 79-suite Serengeti Sopa Lodge, set in
the hills overlooking the southwestern plains of Tanzania’s Serengeti National
Park. Bold African design in rich earth tones accented by local fabrics and
artwork offers a true sense of place—especially when the view outside is of the
wildebeest migration.

Closer
to home, the rustic and tranquil charms of Vermont are on offer at 19-room
Rabbit Hill Inn. Located in Lower Waterford and featuring rooms with fireplaces
and antique canopy beds, this circa-1785, white-columned inn is ideal for a romantic
couple’s getaway.

Read on
for more great affordable hotels worldwide.

World's Top Affordable Hotels

What do hotels in Vegas, Vermont, and Tanzania have in common? Affordable luxury.

Let’s
face it: all too often, “affordable accommodations” means your basic
cookie-cutter chain-hotel room or a property that’s seen better days. But—surprise!—it
can also mean an award-winning hotel at a reasonable price. And who doesn’t
want that?

That’s
why, when we asked the readers of Travel + Leisure to pick their
favorite properties in our annual World’s Best Survey, we noted which spots
wouldn’t break the bank. The result is a list of great-value inns, hotels, and
resorts that offer appealing ambience, top-notch service, and a compelling
setting. And many offer nightly rates lower than the cost of an iPhone (with no
two-year commitment!).

Of
course, Las Vegas is known for room prices that won’t empty your wallet (alas,
the casinos do that), but even here there’s a luxury property with rates so
good you’ll feel lucky even before check-in. The two-year-old Mandarin
Oriental, Las Vegas is a glamorous, Asian-inspired haven in one of CityCenter’s
contemporary glass towers. Its 392 rooms and suites have floor-to-ceiling windows,
elegant Oriental details, and glass-paneled bathrooms with deep-soaking tubs,
while its 23rd-floor Sky Lobby offers glimmering views of the Strip,
including the iconic Eiffel Tower replica. And Vegas being Vegas, it’s possible
to find deals that cut the great rate even more.

If
actual architectural wonders are more your thing, you can sleep affordably yet chicly
on the edge of Cambodia’s most-renowned World Heritage Site at the 238-room Sofitel
Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort in Siem Reap. When you’re not out
admiring Angkor Wat’s centuries-old temples, you can retreat to the soaring
lobby with its Khmer-French design elements and rooms with soothing sage and
gold décor.

Another
exotic property offering top value is the 79-suite Serengeti Sopa Lodge, set in
the hills overlooking the southwestern plains of Tanzania’s Serengeti National
Park. Bold African design in rich earth tones accented by local fabrics and
artwork offers a true sense of place—especially when the view outside is of the
wildebeest migration.

Closer
to home, the rustic and tranquil charms of Vermont are on offer at 19-room
Rabbit Hill Inn. Located in Lower Waterford and featuring rooms with fireplaces
and antique canopy beds, this circa-1785, white-columned inn is ideal for a romantic
couple’s getaway.

Read on
for more great affordable hotels worldwide.

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World's Top Affordable Hotels

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