Atlanta among Least Expensive Destinations to Stay in the USA, Report Reveals

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The latest Budget Hotel Report, released a few days ago by CheapHotels.org, ranks the Georgian capital among the top five cities on its list of most affordable places to stay in the USA.

Atlanta is a destination of choice for U.S. travelers who are seeking bargain rates on hotel rooms this spring. The latest Budget Hotel Report, released a few days ago by CheapHotels.org, ranks the Georgian capital among the top five cities on its list of most affordable places to stay in the USA.

In coming up with the rankings, the report specifically looked at the average amount travelers will have to spend to secure the cheapest available double room this upcoming May. Hotel rates at thirty of the country’s top destinations were investigated and compared. And in the city affectionately referred to at Hotlanta, it’s not just the weather and the nightlife that are hot. Hotel room prices are also sizzling for bargain hunters.

Visitors to Atlanta will have to pay, on average, a mere $52 per night for a hotel room. That figure securely positioned the city in the number five slot on the list of cheapest places to stay. In fact, only Orlando, Las Vegas, Anaheim and Myrtle Beach outperformed Atlanta in the affordability department. It also makes the Georgian capital 273% cheaper than the most expensive U.S. destination, Boston.

To ensure fairness in the rankings, the survey compared only those hotels with a prime location in or very near to either the central downtown area or its main attractions. That means those often less-costly accommodations surrounding the city’s airports or situated in the suburbs were excluded.

Following are the five most and least expensive destinations in the USA, ranked according to the cost of their accommodations:

1. Boston $194
2. New York $172
3. Philadelphia $154
4. Washington, D.C. $145
5. New Orleans $117

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26. Atlanta $52
27. Myrtle Beach $51
28. Anaheim $45
29. Las Vegas $36
30. Orlando $33

The full survey results can be found at http://www.cheaphotels.org/press/bhr-spring-2012.html

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