The latest study from Hotels.com shows that average prices in North America were 3 percent higher in the first six months of 2013, compared to the same period last year. Everywhere you go, hotel rates are increasing. Globally, we’re looking about a 2 percent increase in prices
The most expensive city for hotels is Honolulu—yes, they beat out New York City for the first time. We’re talking an average of $230 a night for a hotel room—up 13 percent in a year.
The good news is there are still plenty of affordable U.S. cities out there. You just have to think smaller, less obvious destinations.
Like Yuma, Arizona, where hotel rates have gone down 2 percent to about $80 a night; and Grand Junction, Colorado, where you can find a great deal at just $84 a night.
And the least expensive hotels in the U.S.? Macon, Georgia, where the average rate is $77 a night.
Not a bad deal…as long as you’re not in a hurry to get to Atlanta!
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