These bargain inns and hotels don't skimp on style.
Figueroa Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
Humphrey Bogart would fit right in at this cinematic Moroccan oasis in the middle of downtown's flurry.
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The Pearl Hotel, San Diego, CA
A block from the harbor, this vintage motel turned boutique hotel has kept its spirit with classic cocktails and Wednesday night movies year-round by the kidney-shaped saltwater pool.
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Pensione Nichols Bed & Breakfast, Seattle, WA
Everything is neat as a pin in this budget-priced European-style gem, where breakfast is served at antique wooden tables overlooking Puget Sound, and rooms are appointed with antiques and crisp white linens.
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Del Marcos Hotel, Palm Springs, CA
A portrait of Ol' Blue Eyes greets you in the lobby of this pet-friendly midcentury modern charmer one block from downtown.
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El Rey Inn, Santa Fe, NM
A traditional 1930s roadside motel along what was once Route 66, the El Rey is a 5-acre tangle of gardens, courtyards, and patio nooks. The 86 rooms are filled with paintings, carved headboards, and armoires by local artists.
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Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs Resort, Calistoga, CA
Go for "The Works," a traditional mud bath with facial mask, aromatic mineral whirlpool bath, steam room, massage, and blanket wrap at the Calistoga classic.
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Victorian Hotel, Vancouver, BC
The renovated hotel has 49 cushy rooms that blend fine antiques and modern details like contemporary crystal lamps and white chaises.
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Hotel Modera, Portland, OR
A luxe-redux of a former Days Inn in downtown, the 174-room Modera skimps in only one way: the price.
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Mission Ranch, Carmel, CA
Established as a dairy ranch in the 1850s, the renovated bunkhouses and barn today offer quaint, period-style rooms south of downtown Carmel. Don't miss their Sunday brunch, featuring performances by local jazz musicians.
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Los Feliz Lodge, Los Angeles, CA
The two bungalows and two villas sit on a homey street between two of L.A.'s best shopping, eating, and people-watching neighborhoods.
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