Finding a good-looking hotel is easy. Finding a good-looking hotel that won't set you back more than $250 is not. But that's what we're here for. We found indie, cool, budget hotels on the East Coast that will redefine how you think of "budget." What do they have in common? Thoughtful details, like complimentary small-batch beers and antiques sourced from Europe, that make each one a terrific option for travelers who appreciate good design and a great deal — and don't want to sacrifice either.
Atmosphere: The town's Victorian-era past will mix with its rock-n-roll present at the Jersey Shore's hottest new hotel. Bunk with friends in a dorm-style room that sleeps eight or stick with a king or queen room for privacy. Rooms are available starting May 26, 2016.
Perks: When dusk hits, the rooftop garden will become a carless drive-in showing classic films on a 20-foot wall.
Atmosphere: The modern bed and breakfast is in one of Provincetown's last remaining colonial-era homes. Local artist Michael Gredler's painted oversized portraits of Captain Eben Snow (the original owner) and his family and added fun, modern touches to each.
Perks: Breakfast is served in the peaceful conservatory, and rooms come with a complimentary parking space, a lifesaver in Provincetown.
Atmosphere: The twelve guest rooms at the revamped seaside motel were individually designed and decorated by a different Brooklyn artist. Libations, dance music, and bar food are available downstairs at Playland Grill.
Perks: Book a lesson with Locals Surf School — you're just a block from New York City's top surfing beach.