If you are on a budget, you can still take your family on vacation. Both Budget Inn and Motel 6 offer affordable accommodations that are kid-friendly. If you are planning a short weekend trip or going away for summer vacation, here are several places to stay that will be easy on your wallet.
Some Affordable Accommodations
Budget Inn, Days Inn, Comfort Inn, Motel 6, Best Western and Econo Lodge are all well-known, affordable chain hotels. Most of these hotels offer such amenities as coffee makers, TVs, cable and mini-fridges. And don't underestimate the value of their swimming pools for the kids to enjoy.
If you travel off-season or during weekdays, you can usually find bargains. Hotels such as Holiday Inn and Ramada will often lower rates to attract customers. Check online for cheap, last-minute deals from canceled bookings (see Resources).
If you are traveling to Las Vegas, try Circus Circus Casino Hotel, which is affordable and family friendly. If you go to Yosemite National Park, you can stay in tent cabins for about $50 a night, and they sleep four. You can also find cheap accommodations at the Hostelling International USA Web site.