Bank on spending more than you'd like to in Brasília, especially during the business week. Characterless high-rise chain hotels, crammed into the central Setor Hoteleiro, are the norm. Those in the SHN (Setor Hoteleiro Norte) are more conveniently located for shopping centers, but those in the SHS (Setor Hoteleiro Sul) are better value.

Rates listed are for weekdays; they can drop as much as 75% on weekends.