Base room rate: $199
Aloft has one key advantage for IT executives. The hotel chain tends to be in quiet locations, including one in Austin that is in an idyllic suburb, a Silicon Valley location that’s close to tech companies, and this downtown hotel that’s close to the Mississippi River. The chain also has a trendier look and feel -- every lobby has a similar look with a food bar, a working area, and quick access to the elevators. The rooms have a unique layout that’s more like a loft apartment. As a bonus to all of that, in a recent test for Internet access, the bandwidth hit 100 Mbps. At the Silicon Valley location, there’s a robot butler that can deliver items to your room from the front desk. A new app for the Austin hotel lets you unlock your room without a key -- an industry first.