Getting into film photography can be daunting at first. Yes, some cameras don't cost too much and a starter lens won't be much either, but what do you do after that? You have to go out and find film. We recently had another price increase on most of the film out there and its getting quite expensive. But, if you're passionate about this medium you still buy it.
Once all the photos have been taken you can't just throw it at your computer and hope something happens you need to get the film developed. When I was just getting into film I was vary wary of costs and what to do. I found a lab in Springfield, MA that I could go to with some rolls and have them done in about an hour. It was so fun to get them home and see how they turned out. I must have done about 12 rolls with them until I decided to venture into pro labs. I thought the results were ok, but everywhere online everyone tells you to get the best developing/digitizing possible as these are your end product. I had heard about several places, but The Darkroom kept coming up over and over and it was based in the US. So, I decided to give them a shot as I had seen some samples online and was curious how some people were getting such detailed results.
And I have to say that I'll keep using them for the foreseeable future. Because they specialize in this for all level of photography they truly care about the end result. They don't promise to develop your film in an hour, but they do stand behind their quality of work. They use high end scanners and have an experienced staff to quality control the work. All my photos have returned sharper than before with no dust spots or random artifacts on the image. Once the photos are ready to view they upload them to your own private gallery where you can view them and download them immediately. Then they mail you back your film negatives. I'm extremely happy with their quality. I'm aware that there is a cost here for good work, but you'd be hard pressed to do better or to even do it yourself better. I fully trust them to get my film developed and digitized with top quality.
If you're worried about cost just send them one roll and see how they do.
Of course they are not the only good lab out there, but its my preferred place to go . They do give you the option on small, medium and large files so you can be flexible with your spending.
They are based in San Clemente, California.