Oct 29, 08 | 1:58 am
By Sara Macfield
Sara Macefield chooses stylish places to stay that won't break the bank.
1 All Seasons Hotels
Hotels 43, mostly in Europe.
Facilities Nearly all are non-smoking, with car park and restaurant. Some have own swimming pool. Free Wi-Fi and free beverages in lobby.
Style Fresh, functional and modular.
Family friendly? Yes; family rooms, children's TV channel and magazines plus children's breakfast.
Essentials From €70 (0871 702 9469; www.all-seasons-hotels.com).
2 B&B Hotels
Hotels 196 hotels in Germany and France.
Facilities Most hotels are air-conditioned and all have free Wi-Fi and satellite TV.
Style Plain and simple.
Family friendly? Yes; some hotels have family rooms. Pets accepted.
Essentials from €30 (0033 172 365106; www.hotel-bb.com).
3 Balladins Hotels
Hotels 204 hotels in France, Belgium and Germany.
Facilities Restaurant, Wi-Fi, free buffet breakfast, in-room satellite TV. Some hotels have swimming pools and leisure facilities.
Style Bargain basement.
Family friendly? Yes; under-12s stay free and have free breakfast.
Essentials From €35 (www.balladins.com).
Hotels More than 380 hotels in Europe with 19 in the UK.
Facilities Restaurant, some have bars. Most have Wi-Fi in bedrooms plus satellite TV and internet link.
Style Gallic-style simplicity.
Family friendly? Yes; children aged 10 and under get a free breakfast.
Essentials From £35 (0033 164 625970; www.campanile.com).
Hotels More than 2,000, including 25 in the UK.
Facilities Most have a bar, restaurant and car parking. Bedrooms have satellite TV and internet access. Breakfast included.
Style From modern to traditional.
Family friendly? Yes; family rooms and special deals for children.
Essentials From £39 (0800 444444; www.choicehotelsuk.co.uk).
6 Days INn
Hotels 1,875 worldwide, mostly in the US, 87 in Canada, 34 in the UK.
Facilities Internet access and many offer free breakfast.
Style Cheap and cheerful.
Family friendly? Yes; children 12 and under stay free when sharing with parents.
Essentials From £30 (0800 028 0400; www.daysinn.com).
7 dolby hotels
Hotels One, in Liverpool.
Facilities Restaurant, car park, internet points and 24-hour reception. Bedrooms have Sky TV and ensuite bedrooms.
Style Cheap, cheerful, well-located.
Family friendly? No; lack of leisure facilities.
Essentials From £41 (0151 708 7272; www.dolbyhotels.co.uk).
8 econo lodge
Hotels 878, mainly in the US.
Facilities Free Wi-Fi and free breakfast. Some hotels have swimming pools and/or restaurants.
Style Cheap and convenient.
Family friendly? Yes; children stay free in parents' room.
Essentials From $50 (001 877 424 6423; www.econolodge.com).
Hotels 370 hotels in 11 countries (270 in France).
Facilities 24-hour reception, Wi-Fi and snack shop. Air-conditioned rooms with TV and radio.
Style French chic on the cheap.
Family friendly? Yes; family rooms take maximum of three. Two under-12s stay free in the parents' room.
Essentials From £32 (0871 222 2288; www.etaphotel.com).
10 express by holiday inn
Hotels 1,852 (120 in UK).
Facilities Bar and lounge area. Bedrooms have internet, TV and pay-per-view movies. Free breakfast.
Family friendly? Yes; family rooms for two adults and two under-18s.
Essentials From £39 (0870 400 9670; www.hiexpress.co.uk).
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