Small, distinct, and well located describes an emerging breed of budget-hotel-mimics-boutique-inn without the sticker shock. The new Courtyard by Marriott Miami Beach Oceanfront
salutes South Beach in its renovation of a 1940s vintage beachfront hotel, but keeps rooms reasonable, from $129 (305-538-3373, www.marriott.com/miabh
). The Hampton Inn & Suites
in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor resuscitates a handsome, century-old office building, also from $129 nightly (410-649-1663, www.hamptoninn.com
). Bring on the copycats.