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Surprised? The Smallest State In The USA Has The Most Expensive Hotel Rooms

July 26, 2012 at 9:31 AM | by | ()

If you've ever booked a weekend getaway in one of New England's charming little seaside towns, you know there's nothing 'charming' about the average hotel rates there. So this may not come as much of a surprise, but for the rest of you—here's a warning.

A new study by Cheap Hotels has named Newport, RI as the country's most expensive city when it comes to hotels. Santa Monica, Martha's Vineyard, Wailea...well, they're all bad. But at an average of $319 per night for a double room, Newport has 'em all beat.

Here at HotelChatter, we've had our fair share of adventures at hotels in the USA's smallest state; and we even have a few favorites here and there. But boy, do we know better now than to ever expect some kind of 'deal' in this city.

As the study goes, cities were ranked by "the cost of each location's cheapest available double room. [The survey] reflects the minimum amount travelers will have to spend to stay at a certain destination." Only hotels with a 2-star rating or higher were considered.

And sure enough, we tried booking a room at Forty One North back in early June for a mid-July stay, but were quickly deterred by rates that started at around $900/night. At least that's what they told us was available at the time. And not that the property isn't gorgeous, but we had to re-think things on the quick and hunt down a more budget-friendly inn as plan B.

Got a recent Newport, RI hotel experience to share? Was it worth all the dough? Let us know!

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