The Roundup

Travel in Style: 10 Southern U.S. Design Hotels for $250 or Less

by Berit Baugher
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The Durham. Photo by Spencer Lowell.

Until recently, spending a few nights at a nicely decorated hotel would set you back a month's rent or more. But times are changing. Good design is in high demand. In addition to a few old favorites, a slew of new and inexpensive hotels with a strong design sensibility are dominating the Southern U.S. hotel scene. Historic townhouse-style living, world-class art collections, and snack-filled mini bars can all be yours for less than $250 a night.