The GuestHouse Inn is an incredibly cheap stay in the heart of Kansas, right along the interstate. Only $45 for a night and that includes breakfast in the morning. Plus they allow dogs, which is great for those family road trips that include your beloved pup. Just make sure to check with the office first to insure they have pet-friendly rooms available.
The hotel is definitely dated, but the rooms are simple and clean. It's a perfect night's stay for a late stop after an exhausting day of driving, and the perfect location for jumping right back on the road early in the morning. The continental breakfast includes coffee and tea, as well as muffins, waffles, fruits and cereals.
The best part about this hotel- aside from the amazing $45/night rate - is the indoor/outdoor pool. A swimming pool that is perfect for the spring or fall- swim indoors and then cross over into the outdoors- how cool is that?! There is also a sauna and hot tub available as well. (I am not sure if these facilities are available for use in the winter, given the lowered temperatures)