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The Best Hotel Chains 

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List Rules Any group of hotels under one recognizable brand that is operated by one management company

The best hotel chains are those most popular and favorite hotel brands around regardless of price and star quality. These top hotel brands are visited by millions each year with locations across the United States and abroad. When you're traveling, where do you like to stay? Vote for your favorite hotel brands below!

In terms of the best luxury hotel brands, top names like the Four Seasons, the Ritz-Carlton, Fairmont, InterContinental and Westin come to mind. Other high-end favorites such as the Crowne Plaza, Hilton, the Hyatt and Sheraton Hotels are other favorites of those looking for top of the line accommodations on the road.

For frugal travelers, there are many great budget hotel chains too. Brands like Best Western, Motel 6, Choice Hotels and Residence Inn all provide the basics you'd expect in a hotel room without all the bells and whistles, not to mention steep prices, that come with luxury hotels.

So whether you're an occasional traveler on a budget who can settle for a simple Extended Stay America, a middle of the road traveler who likes the classic Holiday Inn or one who will only settle for the best, like offered at the Omni, these best hotel chains surely have something to offer a bit of everyone.
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Marriott International ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Hotel Chains
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Hilton Hotels & Reso... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Hotel Chains
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Ritz-Carlton Hotel Compa... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hotel Chains
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Four Seasons Hotels and ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Hotel Chains
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JW Marriott Hotels is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hotel Chains
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Hyatt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hotel Chains
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Sheraton Hotels and Reso... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hotel Chains
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Westin Hotels & Reso... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Hotel Chains
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Holiday Inn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Hotel Chains
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InterContinental is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hotel Chains
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W Hotels is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hotel Chains
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Walt Disney Parks and Re... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hotel Chains
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Residence Inn by Marriot... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hotel Chains
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Hampton Inn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hotel Chains
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Fairmont Hotels and Reso... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Hotel Chains
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Starwood Hotels and Reso... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hotel Chains
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Renaissance Hotels is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hotel Chains
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Embassy Suites Hotels is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Hotel Chains
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Radisson Hotels is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Hotel Chains
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Crowne Plaza is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Hotel Chains
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Shangri-La Hotels is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hotel Chains
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Omni is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hotel Chains
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Park Hyatt is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hotel Chains
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Wyndham Hotels & Res... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hotel Chains
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Best Western is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hotel Chains