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

Glacier National Park, Montana, USA

Glacier National Park, Montana, USA

Head North or Search the South for Value

Travelers looking to find the cheapest retreats and maybe some southern comfort should check out several Dixie favorites, including cities in Georgia and Alabama, which make up three out of the five least expensive destinations in the U.S. What’s more, another southern standout, Texas, fills out the roster as the state with the most cities on the “cheap list.”

Nevertheless, for the best deal of all, bargain hunters must head all the way north to Glendive, MT, a charming town boasting a population of 4,935, where a full night’s stay will only cost $65 a night. Tucked between the Yellowstone River and one of America’s most impressive badlands areas, Glendive’s main attraction is Makoshika State Park, a virtual warehouse of rock formations, prehistoric fossils, mineral specimens and dinosaur bones.

The Least Expensive U. S. Cities (DMA)

Rank City State 2010 2011 YoY ADR
1 Glendive MT $64 $65 +2%
2 Macon GA $72 $73 +1%
3 Albany GA $76 $74 -2%
4 Dothan AL $75 $76 +2%
5 Ottumwa MO $74 $77 +3%
6 Lima OH $75 $77 +4%
7 Montgomery AL $77 $79 +2%
8 Bakersfield CA $82 $79 -4%
9 Parkersburg WV $79 $79 0%
10 Joplin KS $77 $79 +3%
11 Wichita KS $80 $80 0%
12 San Angelo TX $88 $80 -9%
13 Jonesboro AR $77 $81 +6%
14 Dayton OH $83 $81 -2%
15 Jackson TN $78 $81 +4%
16 Lafayette LA $84 $81 -3%
17 Sioux City SD $84 $82 -2%
18 Amarillo TX $81 $82 +1%
19 Rockford IL $81 $82 +1%
20 Zanesville OH $78 $82 +6%
21 Knoxville TN $79 $83 +4%
22 Wichita Falls TX $84 $83 -2%
23 Alpena MI $81 $83 +2%
24 Beaumont TX $85 $83 -2%
25 Huntsville WY $79 $83 +5%
26 Bowling Green KY $80 $84 +5%
27 Mankato MN $82 $84 +3%
28 Ft. Smith AR $84 $84 +1%
29 Tulsa OK $90 $84 -6%
30 El Paso TX $86 $84 -2%
31 Yuma AZ $82 $84 +3%
32 Monroe LA $81 $84 +5%
33 Terre Haute IN $85 $84 -1%
34 Marquette MI $84 $85 0%
35 Colorado Springs CO $82 $85 +3%
36 Tyler TX $90 $85 -6%
37 Jackson MS $82 $85 +4%
38 Wausau WI $85 $85 -1%
39 Hattiesburg MS $86 $85 -2%
40 Boise ID $78 $85 +9%
41 Sherman OK $88 $85 -4%
42 Toledo OH $84 $85 +2%
43 Columbia SC $85 $86 +1%
44 Paducah KY $84 $86 +2%
45 Topeka KS $84 $86 +1%
46 Columbia - Jefferson City MO $83 $86 +3%
47 Springfield MO $84 $86 +2%
48 Greensboro NC $85 $86 0%
49 Lincoln NE $81 $86 +6%
50 Evansville IN $86 $86 0%