Key West Most Expensive Destination in Florida, Survey Shows

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Key West is the most expensive destination in Florida in terms of its accommodation prices, according to a recent survey from CheapHotels.org.

Key West is the most expensive destination in Florida in terms of its accommodation prices, according to a recent survey from CheapHotels.org. Using lodging costs as the basis of comparison, the survey established the 20 most expensive destinations in the USA for the period of June through August 2012.

The rankings were determined based on the rate of each locale’s cheapest available double room. As such, it reflects the minimum amount travelers will have to spend to stay at a certain destination. Only such hotels having a 2-star rating or higher were considered as part of the calculation.

In South Florida’s Key West, visitors will have to pay, on average, at least $172 per night to stay the cheapest available room. That positions the city number 16 among all U.S. destinations but ranks it as most expensive among all Florida locales.

Two more destinations in Florida finished inside the Top 20 as well: Islamorda, also located in the Florida Keys, and Pensacola Beach. These two Floridian hot spots scored average nightly room rates of $149 and $146 respectively.

Most expensive overall according to the survey is Rhode Island’s summer resort town of Newport. An average price of $319 per night for the cheapest available double room positioned it securely in the number one slot. Runners-up were California’s Santa Monica and Calistoga (in Napa County) with average rates of $287 and $285 respectively.

The full rankings of the survey can be found at http://www.cheaphotels.org/press/summer-2012.html

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