Designed for budget travelers who do not want to sacrifice comfort and style, a new breed of extended stay hotels is putting a sophisticated spin on long-term lodging. Our top pick is AKA, a chain with eight hotels in cities such as Philadelphia and Arlington, Virginia, and plans to open locations in Los Angeles and London this fall. Each AKA hotel has sleek, modern suites with a bedroom, living room, and kitchen. Other amenities include a business center, free Wi-Fi access, and a Zipcar account.
Cost: $195 and up a night