Inexpensive hotels are some of the best-kept secrets. Many people overlook these when planning a vacation because of these common stereotypes. The un-maintained stereotype. The biggest and most common stereotype is that the room is not cleaned or maintained. When you think of motels, you may picture unkempt rooms that receive little attention. Today, inexpensive hotels meet high hygiene standards higher than some larger chains, which means it's time to think of these hotels when your traveling.