Which US Destinations Will Have the Priciest Hotel Rooms This Presidents Day?
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Travelers hoping to impress their significant other this Valentine's Day and Presidents Day weekend should consider planning a couple's retreat to one of Colorado's popular ski resort towns.
After all, the Centennial State boasts five of the nation's 20 most expensive destinations for hotel rooms ahead of Presidents Day weekend 2016, according to recent survey results from CheapHotels.org. The budget-conscious hotel room provider reviewed room rates from around the country for the upcoming period spanning Friday, Feb. 12 through Monday, Feb. 15.
Beloved Colorado ski resort destinations Aspen, Vail and Breckenridge each made the top five, with the most affordable double room at a minimum two-star hotel in those places costing travelers several hundred dollars per night.
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Aspen ran away from the rest of the pack with a minimum nightly rate of $533.
But it's not just the snowy and cozy destinations that'll break the bank this holiday weekend. Warm and sunny Hawaii and Florida boast four and three destinations in the top 10, respectively. With most of the nation battling snow and undesirable weather conditions, it's no wonder many travelers are dreaming of the beach this winter.
California and Utah are the only other two states represented in CheapHotels.org's survey.
Based on the survey results and the overwhelming presence of ski resort and beach destinations, it seems hoteliers in popular mountainous and warm weather regions are set to benefit most this Presidents Day weekend as those hefty rates reflect the tremendous demand for a hotel room in those settings this time of year.
Without further ado, here's how the top 20 destinations and their minimum nightly rate breakdown:
1. Aspen, Colorado — $533
2. Poipu, Hawaii — $512
3. Lahaina, Hawaii — $463
4. Vail, Colorado — $419
T5. Breckenridge, Colorado — $412
T5. Wailea, Hawaii — $412
7. Princeville, Hawaii — $389
8. Downtown Miami, Florida — $380
9. Key West, Florida — $329
10. Islamorada, Florida — $319
11. Sanibel Island, Florida — $303
T12. Park City, Utah — $289
T12. Avon/Beaver Creek, Colorado — $289
14. Santa Monica, California — $279
15. Sarasota, Florida — $260
16. Fort Myers Beach, Florida — $259
17. Key Largo, Florida — $245
18. Napa, California — $244
19. Beverly Hills, California — $230
20. Steamboat Springs, Colorado — $223
In conducting its survey, CheapHotels.org took into consideration every U.S. destination with at least 20 hotels. Within those qualifying destinations, only well-located — meaning close to the city, beach or ski slopes — two- or more-star hotels were considered.
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Keep in mind the survey reflects rates from late January, meaning the aforementioned rates are likely to climb as Presidents Day draws closer.
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