Hard-core budgeteers—but those who value their sleep—would do well to consider the Americana, though it is another bathless wonder. But here just three to four rooms share a bathroom with shower (rooms do come with sinks) and some of those rooms are very low-cost singles. Families may want to look into the rooms that have three twin beds. As for decor, think standard, motel-like furniture but with mattresses that are better than you usually get at this price point. To ensure that you make the most of them, ask for a room in the back, away from the street noise. The other nice extra here is the kitchenette on each floor available for guest use (along with coffeemakers).
- Pauline Frommer