plasticdollhouse via Flickr

Summer is almost here and that means families are gearing up to go on vacation. That usually involves a hotel. But not all hotels are created equal. Here's a list of the best and worst hotels, according to Consumer Reports. The hotel ratings are based on the experiences of 22,481 readers during 34,352 hotel stays at 44 U.S. chains from January 2010 to June 2011 and are ranked based on value, upkeep, comfort, check-in and service.

44 America's Best Value Inn
plasticdollhouse via Flickr

Reader score: 64

Price: $50-$78

Category: Budget

43 Econo Lodge
Terekhova via Flickr

Reader score: 64

Price: $50-$75

Category: Budget

42 Motel 6
Zengrrl via Flickr

Reader score: 66

Price: $41-$60

Category: Budget

41 Days Inn
Valerie ReneÉ via Flickr

Reader score: 67

Price: $57-$80

Category: Budget

40 Ramada Worldwide
Diatherman via Flickr

Reader score: 67

Price: $64-$100

Category: Moderate

39 Super 8
Amy the Nurse via Flickr

Reader score: 69

Price: $57-$75

Category: Budget

38 Red Roof Inn
DiscoverDuPage via Flickr

Reader score: 71

Price: $50-$75

Category: Budget

37 Clarion
Shannon Hurst Lane via Flickr

Reader score: 73

Price: $70-$100

Category: Moderate

36 Quality
Galveston.com via Flickr

Reader score: 73

Price: $67-$90

Category: Moderate

35 Baymont Inn & Suites
sporst via Flickr

Reader score: 76

Price: $60-$89

Category: Moderate

34 Comfort Inn
Old Shoe Woman via Flickr

Reader score: 77

Price: $70-$90

Category: Moderate

33 Holiday Inn

Reader score: 77

Price: $85-$120

Category: Moderate

32 Best Western
Doug Hay via Flickr

Reader score: 77

Price: $74-$100

Category: Moderate

31 Wyndham Hotel

Reader score: 77

Price: $88-$140

Category: Upscale

30 Radisson
Sean MacEntee via Flickr

Reader score: 77

Price: $90-$135

Category: Upscale

29 Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham
nix222 via Flickr

Reader score: 78

Price: $59-$80

Category: Budget

28 Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts
Nemo's great uncle via Flickr

Reader score: 78

Price: $90-$145

Category: Upscale

27 AmericInn
eekim via Flickr

Reader score: 79

Price: $75-$100

Category: Moderate

26 La Quinta Inn & Suites
Vic_Vargas#1 via Flickr

Reader score: 79

Price: $65-$90

Category: Moderate

25 Sheraton
UggBoy♥UggGirl via Flickr

Reader score: 80

Price: $99-$170

Category: Luxury

24 Sleep Inn
myjedilightsaber via Flickr

Reader score: 81

Price: $62-$80

Category: Moderate

23 Double Tree by Hilton
s_falkow via Flickr

Reader score: 81

Price: $99-$150

Category: Luxury

22 Holiday Inn Express
Michael Kappel via Flickr

Reader score: 82

Price: $85-$110

Category: Moderate

21 Comfort Suites
Comfort Suites Denver Tech Center Hotel via Flickr

Reader score: 82

Price: $75-$100

Category: Moderate

20 Country Inn & Suites by Carlson
Joe Shlabotnik via Flickr

Reader score: 82

Price: $79-$100

Category: Moderate

19 Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
ztil301 via Flickr

Reader score: 82

Price: $80-$100

Category: Moderate

18 Hilton
UggBoy♥UggGirl via Flickr

Reader score: 83

Price: $100-$179

Category: Luxury

17 Wyndham Resort
shanethacker via Flickr

Reader score: 84

Price: $75-$150

Category: Upscale

16 Courtyard by Marriott
shanethacker via Flickr

Reader score: 84

Price: $90-$129

Category: Upscale

15 Hilton Garden Inn
fodwyer via Flickr

Reader score: 85

Price: $99-$130

Category: Upscale

14 Marriott
dizzylizzy1227 via Flickr

Reader score: 85

Price: $100-$160

Category: Luxury

13 Hyatt
Hot Gossip1 via Flickr

Reader score: 85

Price: $110-$200

Category: Luxury

12 Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton
Innisfree Hotels via Flickr

Reader score: 86

Price: $90-$115

Category: Moderate

11 Homewood Suites
joseph a via Flickr

Reader score: 86

Price: $90-$130

Category: Upscale

10 Hyatt Place
DiscoverDuPage via Flickr

Reader score: 86

Price: $82-$120

Category: Upscale

9 Springhill Suites
J. Stephen Conn via Flickr

Reader score: 86

Price: $85-$119

Category: Upscale

8 Residence Inn by Marriott
MarriottSandestin via Flickr

Reader score: 86

Price: $91-$135

Category: Upscale

7 Walt Disney Resorts
Express Monorail via Flickr

Reader score: 87

Price: $109-219

Category: Upscale

6 Embassy Suites Hotels
Bamalibrarylady via Flickr

Reader score: 87

Price: $100-$150

Category: Luxury

5 Westin
LA Wad via Flickr

Reader score: 87

Price: $119-$200

Category: Luxury

4 Drury Inn & Suites
Tach_RedGold&Green via Flickr

Reader score: 88

Price: $80-$105

Category: Moderate

3 Wingate by Wyndham
University of Missouri System via Flickr

Reader score: 88

Price: $79-$100

Category: Moderate

2 Harrah's
Calgary Reviews via Flickr

Reader score: 88

Price: Not available

Category: Upscale

1 Ritz-Carlton
Nickdinatale via Flickr

Reader score: 93

Price: $189-$350

Category: Luxury