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The Best Hotel Chains


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.


  1. Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
  2. Ritz-Carlton
  3. JW Marriott
  4. Sofitel
  5. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
  6. Loews Hotels
  7. Embassy Suites Hotels
  8. W Hotels
  9. Omni Hotels
  10. InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
  11. Renaissance Hotels & Resorts
  12. Millennium Hotels and Resorts
  13. Westin Hotels & Resorts
  14. Marriott Hotels & Resorts
  15. Hilton Hotels
  16. Doubletree
  17. Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
  18. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
  19. Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts
  20. Delta Hotels
  21. Hyatt Place
  22. Sheraton Hotels & Resorts
  23. Radisson Hotels & Resorts
  24. Hilton Garden Inn
  25. Courtyard
  26. Four Points by Sheraton
  27. Drury Inn & Suites
  28. Holiday Inn
  29. Homewood Suites
  30. Staybridge Suites
  31. Residence Inn
  32. TownePlace Suites
  33. Hampton Inn/Suites
  34. Best Western
  35. Holiday Inn Express
  36. Clarion
  37. SpringHill Suites
  38. Hawthorn Suites
  39. Quality
  40. Howard Johnson Hotels
  41. Candlewood Suites
  42. Extended StayAmerica
  43. Fairfield Inn
  44. Wingate by Wyndham
  45. Country Inns & Suites
  46. Comfort Suites
  47. Sleep Inn
  48. Baymont Inn & Suites
  49. La Quinta
  50. Comfort Inn
  51. Microtel Inns & Suites
  52. Red Roof Inn
  53. Ramada Inn
  54. Super 8 Motel
  55. Days Inn
  56. Motel 6
  57. Rodeway Inn
  58. Econo Lodge
  59. Travelodge
  60. Knights Inn
  61. Americas Best Value Inn


Adam | Feb 9, 2009 | Category: Best of

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