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Some business travelers may still believe quality hotel servicecan be found only in places, say, 26 stories high, with sparklingchandeliers and a doorman outside. But with limited-service hotels,such as Days Inn, beginning to provide a higher level of service inrecent years, many business travelers are discovering the joys ofthese more affordable accommodations. In fact, in a recent study byFrequent Flyer magazine, close to 92 percent of respondentssaid limited-service hotels offer everything they need.

"Originally, limited-service lodgings were thought of as'econo-boxes,' or kind of a cheap place to stay,"explains Karen Goodwin, editor in chief of Frequent Flyer."But now, they have really set out to upgrade their image. Thequality is pretty high, and business travelers are askingthemselves, Why pay more?"

Why, indeed, when limited-service hotels boast prices averaging$35 to $79 a night; clean, comfortable rooms; and, in many cases,extras such as free local calls, incoming fax service, continentalbreakfast and more?

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