in reply to When travelling, what level of existential comfort do you require?

If it's for work, any of the regular hotels will do, although that means between $89/night and $169/night, depending on the town I'm staying in. For family travel, we try to get a room where our kids are in one room and my wife and I are in another. Cost definitely factors in there, plus how many nights we are staying. Otherwise, I've spent many nights in a sleeping bag in a tent, which was nice, too.