What qualifies as a cheap hotel depends on where you're staying and how much your budget allows. Cheap hotels usually come in around $100 US or less, but for some people, cheap may mean $50 or less or could extend upward to around $150. The key to being happy with a cheap hotel is making sure that you are getting a decent quality regardless of where you are staying.
Getting a quality cheap hotel is possible, but it may mean a little extra digging. At FlyerTalk, you can connect with others who love travel and can give you tips on a cheap hotel or cheap flights.