Budget Hotels: Only New York Pricier than Boston

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San Francisco, Boston and, of course, New York are the most expensive cities for budget travelers, according to a recent report from Cheaphotels.org.

In its first Budget Hotel Report, Cheaphotels.org compared hotel rates for 2- and 2.5-star hotels in the 30 most visited U.S. cities in the month of August. As expected, New York City ranked number one for the most expensive average nightly rate of $147, while Boston came in second at $130. And, San Francisco rounded out the top three with $125 per night.

Following is a Top 10 list of the most expensive budget lodging cities.

1. New York                 $147
2. Boston                     $130
3. San Francisco         $125
4. Washington, D.C.     $107
5. San Diego                $106
6. Seattle                     $105
7. Philadelphia             $101
8. Baltimore                 $96
9. Los Angeles             $ 93
10. Chicago                 $92

In addition, Cheaphotels.org compared hotel rates in popular neighborhoods of six top tourist cities. These findings revealed significant pricing differences. For example, in New York’s Times Square area, budget hotels averaged $225 a night while Long Island’s budget hotels averaged only $135. In L.A., budget hotels in ritzy Santa Monica and Marina del Rey averaged $175 while L.A.’s Downtown district offered rates of only $90 a night. In Chicago, you can stay in a budget hotel near the Chicago O’Hare Airport for only $80 a night, but if you book a budget hotel room on The Loop, it will cost you $134.

Find all information about the Budget Hotel Report and its methodology at: http://www.cheaphotels.org/press/BHR0111.html

About Cheaphotels.org

Cheaphotels.org is a leading provider of worldwide hotel rooms, offering over 135,000 properties in more than 60 countries. While focusing mainly on budget hotels, the site also provides fantastic deals on luxury lodging, offering discounts of up to 50 percent off regular rates. For most featured hotels, customers will book with a “Best Price Guarantee.” Cheaphotels.org is an affiliate of Expedia, INC.

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