Hotel Victoria, Budapest $$$$
Concierge.com's insider take:
This nine-story contemporary block on the Buda bank of the Danube near the Castle District may be aesthetically challenged—a setback the 27 corporately decorated rooms share—but all you'll be looking at is the fabulous view from your picture window, a view almost identical to the one from the nearby five-star joints. Try to score one of the two (slightly smaller) rooms with balconies—they cost no extra. Neither does the good buffet breakfast or an extra bed for your under-six-year-old.