Budget Host

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Budget Host
Industry Lodging
Founded Fort Worth, Texas, 1975
Founder Ray Sawyer, Ed Semmler
Number of locations
Area served
United States
Services Lodging

Budget Host is an American lodging chain. It was founded in 1975 in Fort Worth, Texas by Ray Sawyer and Ed Semmler.[1]

Unlike most motel chains, it uses a referral system, thus allowing independent motel operators to use the name.[2]

Sawyer died in 2007.[3]

See also


  1. ^ "Ed Semmler Dies". Motel/Motor Inn Journal. 42 (1–3): 11.
  2. ^ Jakle, John A.; Sculle, Keith A.; Rogers, Jefferson S. (1996). The Motel in America. Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 213–215. ISBN 0-8018-5383-4.
  3. ^ "Remembering Ray Sawyer". Lodging Hospitality. 1 April 2007. Retrieved 13 August 2013.

External links

  • Budget Host
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