NEW YORK, July 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Portland, the largest city in the state of Maine, is one of the most expensive summer destinations in the United States, according to a a recent survey conducted by Cheaphotels.org.
The survey compared all U.S. destinations based on the minimum price travelers will have to spend to stay in their cheapest available double room. That price reflects the average one guests can anticipate paying during the upcoming month of August. It bears noting that only hotels or inns located in the destination's center or close to the beach with an overall rating of at least 2 stars and with a positive average client evaluation were taken into consideration by this survey.
At an average overnight rate of $267 for its least expensive double room, Portland, ME ranks fifth most expensive overall. The priciest summer destination is Saratoga Springs in upstate New York. There travelers will have to spend an average of $332 per night for the most affordable double room.
Completing the Top 3 podium are Nantucket, a small island located 30 miles south of Cape Cod in Massachusetts, and Montauk, the easternmost point of Long Island. At average overnight rates of $329 and $326, respectively, they come in second and third on the survey. Ogunquit in York County is Maine's second most expensive spot, ranking 15th most expensive in the United States at an average nightly rate of $187.
The following table shows the 10 most expensive locales in the United States this summer. The prices shown reflect the average rate for each destination's cheapest available double room for the time period spanning August 1–31, 2016.
- Saratoga Springs (NY) $332
- Nantucket (MA) $329
- Montauk (NY) $326
- Santa Monica (CA) $271
- Portland (ME) $267
- Cape May (NJ) $246
- Newport (RI) $234
- Provincetown (MA) $232
- Calistoga (CA) $227
- Beverly Hills (CA) $221
For the full results of the survey, visit: http://www.cheaphotels.org/press/summer16.html
Press Contact: Barbara Adams, 1-805-308-9660, [email protected]