Where your hotel dollar went furthest

Nightly rates rose 7% in the Americas, 3% in Europe. Travelers got the most lodging for their dollar in:

Where your hotel dollar went furthest
1
Latvia
$79
Average room rate:

Why so cheap? The dollar rose 10% against the lat this year, making travel to the capital, Riga, and Baltic Sea resorts more affordable.
2
Malta
$81
Average room rate:

Why so cheap? The island, which is on the euro, has been promoting tourism --specifically medical tourism.
3
Bulgaria
$83
Average room rate:

Why so cheap? Its ski resorts and beaches aren't yet on the radar of mainstream travelers.
4
Guatemala
$85
Average room rate:

Why so cheap? The dollar is strong against the quetzal. Also, crime (such as the recent knife attacks on tourists) scares off visitors.
Source: Sources: Expedia, Frommer's, Lonely Planet