Qatar’s main sights are all within day-trip distance of the capital. Unless you plan on camping out overnight in the desert (something you'll need to arrange through a travel agency), your best bet is to stay in Doha or West Bay, where the choice of accommodation is exceptional. Boutique hotels are carved from traditional buildings in the souq, the five-stars are temples to luxury, and there's even an offshore resort.
The following price ranges refer to a double room with private bathroom in high season (November to March). Unless otherwise stated, breakfast is included in the price.
$ less than QR500
$$$ more than QR1000