Nashville is the United States’ third most expensive city according to a recent survey from CheapHotels.org, which focused on lodging costs across the country. The survey compared the 50 most popular U.S. cities, using their hotel rates during the month of October as the basis of comparison.
To stay overnight in Nashville, travelers will have to pay $217 per night during October. Even at that rate they’ll be able to get only the city’s most affordable double room. The survey considered only such hotels that were rated a minimum of 3 stars. Just two other destinations outranked the Tennessee capital, New York City and Boston, with average nightly rates of $226 and $242, respectively.
In general, the hotel rates in a majority of the nation’s big cities reach their highest levels during October, so that month is probably the most representative for a hotel comparison like the one CheapHotels.org performed. One exception is certain beach destinations, for instance San Diego and Virginia Beach, which, as might be expected, are significantly more expensive during August.
Tennessee's largest city, Memphis, ranked 29th out of 50 with an average overnight rate of $117. The least expensive destinations according to the survey are Las Vegas and Orlando, where guests can secure a 3-star hotel room for less than $50 per night.
The following table shows the 10 most expensive cities in the USA based on their lodging costs. The prices shown reflect the average rate for each destination's cheapest available double room during the time period spanning October 1 through October 31, 2013.
1. Boston $242
2. New York City $226
3. Nashville $217
4. San Francisco $178
5. Austin $174
6. Washington, D.C. $173
7. Pittsburgh $167
8. Houston $165
9. Louisville $164
10. Columbus $164
For the full rankings of the survey, visit www.cheaphotels.org/press/fall2013.html.
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