The Best Cheap Hotels to Book in Auburn, Indiana

Red Roof Inn Auburn keeps you close to the auto attractions with your budget intact
Red Roof Inn Auburn keeps you close to the auto attractions with your budget intact | © Hampton Inn Auburn / Expedia
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22 November 2021

Known as the Home of the Classics, the city of Auburn in Indiana played a pivotal role in the early days of the automotive industry and remains a place of pilgrimage for gearheads. There are few better spots in the US to see vintage cars than here, with the National Auto & Truck Museum, the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum and the Early Ford V-8 Foundation Museum all offering a celebration of chrome and drop tops. Cheap hotels in Auburn might be slightly less flashy, but they’ll make sure your road trip stays well within budget – book one on Culture Trip.

SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Auburn, for chilled family evenings

A communal area at SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Auburn, with soft seating around a fireplace
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Ideal for exploring the wider region, this SureStay is just off the I-69 for easy access to Fort Wayne and beyond. But don’t rush out before tucking into the breakfast buffet and complimentary fresh cookies in the evening. Stick around and you can relax on the porch with rocking chairs while the kids get stuck into a game of checkers.

Comfort Suites Auburn, for hot tub relaxation

Two single beds in a suite at Comfort Suites Auburn, also featuring a corner couch
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It’s comfort by name and comfort by nature at this Auburn cheap hotel, where you can sink into super-soft mattresses and, in some suites, relax in a hot tub. A great location is the main selling point though, especially for those revving up for the National Auto & Truck Museum and the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival, a vintage car show held the week before Labor Day each year.

Red Roof Inn Auburn, for exploring the history of Ford

A large bed in a wooden-floored room at Red Roof Inn Auburn
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Gearheads will be happy to learn that the Red Roof Inn Auburn is just 4mi (6.4km) away from the Early Ford V-8 Foundation Museum, where the rich history of the auto manufacturer is told through vintage car displays. You can park your own car, bus or truck for free at the hotel – part of a list of amenities that includes a continental breakfast buffet, all-day coffee and microwaves in the rooms.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Auburn, an IHG Hotel, for working away from home

Two double beds face a wall-mounted TV in a Holiday Inn Express & Suites Auburn room
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This cheap hotel in Auburn prides itself on combining thoughtful amenities with the convenience of an office. So, while you get a large desk in your spacious, spotless room, plus free wifi and a 24-hour business center to work in properly, there’s also a fitness center and two pools – including one that’s heated – to soften the blow of working on the road.

Hampton Inn Auburn, for automotive museums

A dining area at Hampton Inn Auburn, with various seating and table options
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One of the best cheap hotels Auburn can offer, the Hampton Inn is well-placed for auto lovers, being a five-minute hop from the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum and the National Auto & Truck Museum. You’re right next to Interstate 69, so you can whiz through to Fort Wayne in just 30 minutes. Back at the hotel, check into your Zoom meeting at the dedicated business center before unwinding with a gym session in the fitness center or swimming a few laps of the pool.

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