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Chapter 3: A Look at U.S. Hotel Rates

State House, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

State House, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Palm trees at sunset, Waikiki Beach, Honolulu Oahu, Hawaii, USA

Palm trees at sunset, Waikiki Beach, Honolulu Oahu, Hawaii, USA

USA, New York City, Manhattan skyline at dusk

USA, New York City, Manhattan skyline at dusk

"If you can pay it here… you can stay, anywhere. It’s up to you, New York, New York."

New York City once again tops the list of the most expensive cities in the U.S., at $194 per night; a five percent increase over the 2009 average room rate. Honeymoon destination Honolulu hulas its way into second place. Boston, “Beantown” Massachusetts made its way on the list as the third most expensive U.S. city in 2010.

Most Expensive U.S. Cities

DMA Name 2009 2010 YoY ADR
NEW YORK $184 $194 +5.2%
HONOLULU $155 $159 +3.3%
BOSTON $146 $155 +6%
SANTA BARBARA $142 $143 +1%
WASHINGTON, D.C. $135 $140 +4%
MIAMI $136 $140 +3%
CHICAGO $130 $134 +3%
IDAHO FALLS $134 $133 -1%
NEW ORLEANS $118 $132 +12%
MONTEREY $134 $132 -2%
PANAMA CITY $143 $132 -8%
JUNEAU $123 $130 +6%
PROVIDENCE $122 $130 +6%
PHILADELPHIA $123 $127 +3%
BURLINGTON $127 $127 0%
PORTLAND $120 $126 +5%
SAN FRANCISCO $122 $126 +3%
ANCHORAGE $118 $124 +5%
FT. MYERS $125 $124 -1%
SAN DIEGO $122 $123 +1%
SEATTLE $124 $123 -1%
CHARLESTON, S.C. $119 $121 +1%
BANGOR $121 $120 0%
DENVER $113 $119 +6%
PALM SPRINGS $121 $118 -2%
MYRTLE BEACH $113 $118 +4%
ALBANY $117 $118 +1%
AUSTIN $114 $117 +2%
LOS ANGELES $113 $116 +3%
UTICA $115 $116 +1%
PITTSBURGH $116 $116 0%
BALTIMORE $112 $115 +3%
HARLINGEN $118 $114 -4%
BUTTE - BOZEMAN $110 $113 +3%
BUFFALO $109 $112 +3%
DULUTH - SUPERIOR $107 $112 +5%
WEST PALM BEACH $112 $111 -1%
SAN ANTONIO $113 $111 -1%
NORFOLK $110 $111 0%
CHARLOTTESVILLE $114 $109 -4%
HOUSTON $109 $107 -2%
HARTFORD $109 $106 -2%
SPRINGFIELD $106 $105 -1%
SOUTH BEND $112 $105 -6%
ELMIRA $107 $105 -2%
MOBILE $118 $104 -12%
HARRISBURG $108 $103 -4%
TAMPA $106 $100 -5%