Survey: Newport hotels are the priciest in the US this summerJuly 25th, 2012 at 8:35 am by Ted Nesi under Nesi's Notes, On the Main Site
The cost of renting a hotel in Newport this summer is higher than anywhere else in the country, according to a new survey released Wednesday by CheapHotels.org.
The least expensive double room in Newport costs an average of $319 per night this summer, significantly higher than the $287 in No. 2 Santa Monica, Calif., or the $285 in No. 3 Calistoga, Calif. Martha’s Vineyard, Cambridge, Provincetown and Boston all make the top 10, as well.
“The survey compared hotel rates for all destinations in the USA for the period of June through August 2012,” according to CheapHotels. “The rankings were determined based on the cost of each location’s cheapest available double room. As such, it reflects the minimum amount travelers will have to spend to stay at a certain destination, with only such hotels having a 2-star rating or higher being considered.”