(PRWEB) May 17, 2012
The latest Budget Hotel Report released by CheapHotels.org has determined that Philadelphia is among the top three most expensive cities to stay in the United States. In coming up with its rankings, the report compared the amount travelers will have to pay, on average, for the cheapest available double room this upcoming May 30 at the nation’s top destinations.
The cost of that average double room in Philadelphia will run visitors a minimum of $154 per night. That price tag firmly positions the Southeastern Pennsylvania city as the third most expensive U.S. destination in terms of its lodging costs. Indeed, only Boston and New York are more expensive, running $194 and $172 respectively for overnight stays in their least-expensive available rooms.
For comparison purposes, only those hotels that are located in or very close to either the city center or its main attractions were considered. As a result, hotels situated close to the city’s airports or in the suburbs, which often offer much cheaper rates, were excluded.
Conversely, Anaheim, Las Vegas and Orlando are much more budget-friendly locales for travelers. There, visitors can stay overnight for as little as $45, $36 and $33, respectively, in the cheapest available double room, making them 242% to 366% more affordable than Philadelphia.
The list that follows ranks the five most and least expensive destinations in the USA according to the cost of their accommodations. The prices quoted are for the least costly double hotel room currently available.
1. Boston $194
2. New York $172
3. Philadelphia $154
4. Washington, D.C. $145
5. New Orleans $117
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
MEDIA CONTACT: Barbara Adams, press(at)cheaphotels(dot)org