Newport, Rhode Island – Most Expensive American Destination

A new survey from reveals that Newport, Rhode Island is the United States’ most expensive destination when it comes to hotel accommodation costs. According to the survey, which compared hotel rates for all destinations in the USA for the period of June through August 2012, visitors to Newport will have to shell out, on average, $319 per night to stay in the cheapest available double room. At this price tag, the Rhode Island resort is living up to its nickname, “Queen of the Summer Resorts,”

The 10 most expensive destinations in the USA:

1. Newport (Rhode Island) $319

2. Santa Monica (California) $287

3. Calistoga (California) $285

4. Martha’s Vineyard (Massachusetts) $275

5. Cambridge (Massachusetts) $250

6. Provincetown (Massachusetts) $217

7. Avalon (California) $210

8. Boston (Massachusetts) $209

9. Laguna Beach (California) $200

10. Wailea (Hawaii) $197

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.

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