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The Hamptons surpass New York City as priciest New York destination

Beachgoers relax near a beachfront property in Southampton, N.Y.

Beachgoers relax near a beachfront property in Southampton, N.Y.  (AP File Photo)

In a report that will likely shock few New Yorkers, the Hamptons have been named as the most expensive destination in the state of New York.

The survey, conducted by, showed that the most expensive city in the state is East Hampton with room rates that hover around $324 per night for the most affordable accommodation-- making New York City look cheap by comparison where average nightly rates hover around $150. 

Towns in the exlusive beach city take up the top three spots in the survey. Number three is East Hampton’s sister city of Southampton and the second spot is occupied by Shelter Island, located between Southampton and East Hampton.

The average room rate in Shelter Island is $308 and the average room rate in Southampton is a bargain $289.

New York City barely made the top 10 on the list of most expensive destinations. The Big Apple was number nine, with an average room rate of $154. 

Here are the top 10 on the list: 
1. East Hampton $324 
2. Shelter Island $308 
3. Southampton $289 
4. Saratoga Springs $268 
5. Southold $207 
6. Geneva $189 
7. Niagara Falls $179 
8. Lake George $156 
9. New York City $154 
10.Downtown Brooklyn $148