BOSTON, July 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Kennebunkport, located in Maine's York County and famous for being the presidential Bush family's summer home, is the second most expensive destination in New England. This is the takeaway of the latest survey conducted by CheapHotels.org.
The survey compared 30 popular destinations in New England based on their cost of lodging throughout the summer. Specifically, the average cost for the most affordable hotel room in each destination during July and August 2015 was established. It must be noted that only centrally located hotels rated at least 2 stars were considered for this survey.
With an average price tag of $234 per night for the least expensive double room, Kennebunkport takes the second spot in the rankings. More expensive is only Provincetown, located in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, at an average of $247 per night.
Portland, the largest city in the state of Maine, ranks fifth most expensive in New England, with an average nightly rate of $223 for the cheapest available room. Ogunquit, Kennebunkport's neighboring summer resort, also made it into the Top 10 with an average price tag of $187.
The following table shows the 10 most expensive destinations in New England. The prices indicated reflect the average rate for each destination's cheapest available double room for the time period spanning July 1 through August 31, 2015.
1. Provincetown (MA) $247
2. Kennebunkport (ME) $234
3. Newport (RI) $226
4. Chatham (MA) $225
5. Portland (ME) $223
6. Boston (MA) $213
7. Cambridge (MA) $207
8. Martha's Vineyard (MA) $189
9. Ogunquit (ME) $187
10. Falmouth (MA) $164
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