Virginia Beach Skyrockets Hotel Rates for Labor Day, New Survey Exposes

Aug 28, 2012, 08:00 ET from

VIRGINA BEACH, Va., Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Labor Day travelers who want to bring summer to an unofficial close lounging seaside at Virginia Beach will have to pay at least $309 per night for a hotel room. According to a new survey conducted by, that's the cheapest available rate they'll currently find for a 3-star accommodation over the long holiday weekend.

When compared to a regular weekend stay, that figure represents a 97% rate increase. It's also the biggest price hike among all destinations analyzed by the survey. Of the 20 U.S. locales examined, only Seattle came in a bit more expensive. There, a Labor Day weekend jaunt will cost travelers $312 nightly for the cheapest available room 

Rounding out the top 4, directly behind Virginia Beach in the third and fourth most-expensive positions, were Atlantic City and Philadelphia. To spend Labor Day weekend in these Northeast hot spots, visitors will have to spend $286 and $269, respectively, per night.

The following table shows the 10 most expensive destinations in the United States for this year's Labor Day weekend. The prices shown are based on the daily rate for each accommodation's cheapest available double room (minimum 3-star hotel) for the time period of August 31 through September 3.

  1. Seattle $312
  2. Virginia Beach $309
  3. Atlantic City $286
  4. Philadelphia $269
  5. Boston $246
  6. New York $224
  7. Chicago $213
  8. San Francisco $179
  9. Savannah $171
  10. Portland $170

To see the survey's full rankings, visit

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