ASPEN, CO (February 89, 2016) — Aspen, the famous ski resort town in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, is the United States’ most expensive destination in which to spend this year’s Presidents’ Day weekend.
This finding was uncovered by the latest survey conducted by CheapHotels.org. The survey specifically compared U.S. destinations according to their hotel rates for the period spanning February 12 to February 15 (Presidents’ Day).
In Aspen, travelers will have to spend $533 per night for the most affordable double room (rated at least two stars). That figure represents the highest rate in the country. Barbara Adams from CheapHotels.org points out that the rates reflected by the survey were established in late January and that a late-hour booker would now probably have to spend even more since Aspen is virtually sold out.
In the survey’s runners-up spots are two Hawaiian destinations: Poipu, located on the southern side of the island of Kauai and Lahaina, situated in West Maui. Daily rates of $512 and $463, respectively, put these island locales in the second and third slots. With Vail ($419) and Breckenridge ($412) coming in fourth and fifth most expensive, two more ski resorts in Colorado landed in the Top 5.
The following table shows the 10 most expensive destinations in the United States for this year’s Presidents’ Day weekend. The prices shown reflect the daily rate for each destination’s cheapest available double room for the time period spanning February 12 through 15, 2016.
1. Aspen (Colorado) $533
2. Poipu (Hawaii) $512
3. Lahaina (Hawaii) $463
4. Vail (Colorado) $419
5. Breckenridge (Colorado) $412
6. Wailea (Hawaii) $412
7. Princeville (Hawaii) $389
8. Downtown Miami (Florida) $380
9. Key West (Florida) $329
10. Islamorada (Florida) $319
To see the survey’s full rankings, visit: http://www.cheaphotels.org/press/presidents-day-2016.html