AllStays works with pretty much every hotel chain . From the smallest motel to the largest hotel, from primitive campgrounds to luxury rv parks, we work with them all. But we are often asked something like, “I stayed at a pretty nice Travelodge last year but the one I just went to was run down dump. What are the best hotel chains overall?”
Which ones are consistently the best and won't let you down? Just like the experiences we hear about we've probably all been to a great Best Western or a Holiday Inn and then to a terrible one. So what should you expect the next time you travel and book your favorite chain? If it's a Four Seasons , you can safely expect a great experience. But not all of us can afford to stay there every time we travel. And even if we could, they may not have one near Grandma's house. We need to have options and know what to look for in other cities. With some brands, you never know for sure. Many are franchises who just pay for a name and a sign. Then they are either sold or get a ton of bad reviews on TripAdvisor and change brands to start their reputation management anew. Does that statement go too far? We play what we like to call the “chain roulette” game and change individual location names on average between 200-300 times a month here at AllStays.com. And we checked into what we already noticed, over 80% of 2008 name changes were for hotels with a poor review record. The high end hotels do change occasionally but not nearly as often as when you go further down the list. If you don't pay attention to addresses, you could book the same crappy hotel with another logo two years later thinking it's a different one!
For the first time, we've taken just under ten years of reviews and comments that we've received and analyzed them. Here is our 2009 ranking of chains that have locations in North America with all direct links to the official websites. Extra Tip: You can bookmark this page it for the next time you need a complete list and don't want to mess with searching around. You can also view all these chains alphabetically at our hotel chains guide.