When I travel I do not expect the Ritz but I do expect a minimum of cleanliness and consistant accomodations. I usually stay at the Marriotts for this reason because I have never had a bad experience there. I can say the same about this chain. So far I have always gotten what I expected. Really nice clean rooms, comfortable beds and just all around clean and very new and updated conditions. My explerience with this chain, particulary with the price, is absolutely a slam dunk. Except for the interstate or off the trail locations, these are every bit as good as a Marriott.