Hotel room stays can be the most expensive part of any vacation, and not all cities are created equal when it comes to accommodation pricing. The latest Budget Hotel Report released by CheapHotels.org breaks down the cheapest and most expensive places to stay over the weekend of May 30. The figures show pricing for a hotel’s cheapest available double room and only look at accommodations in a city’s center or near its main attractions. For the most part, travelers looking to save money should stick to the Southeast or the West, and those looking to splurge can head to the Northeast.
No.5 Most Expensive: New Orleans
Even though it’s not Mardi Gras season, there’s always a party in The Big Easy. Visitors to New Orleans’ French Quarter can look to spend $117 per night.
No. 4 Most Expensive: Washington, D.C.
Although $145 won’t buy you a night at the White House, it will buy you a double room in the nation’s capital.
No.3 Most Expensive: Philadelphia
Tourists to the City of Brotherly Love may not have enough money left to patch up the crack in the Liberty Bell after shelling out $154 per night.
No.2 Most Expensive: New York
In the Big Apple, everything seems larger than life, and hotel prices are no exception. Tourists in town to check out Times Square or the Statue of Liberty can expect to pay $172 per night.
No.1 Most Expensive: Boston
Beantown weighs in at the most expensive city in the U.S. Whether you’re visiting Harvard Yard or the Old North Church, expect to pay around $194 per night.
No. 5 Least Expensive: Atlanta
Whether you’re touring Coca Cola’s headquarters or doing some shopping in Underground Atlanta, expect to pay $52 per night to stay in Georgia’s Peach.
No.4 Least Expensive: Myrtle Beach, S.C.
If you’re in the mood for the beach, catch a wave off the Intracostal Waterway on South Carolina’s Myrtle Beach and only shell out $51 per night.
No.3 Least Expensive: Anaheim, Calif.
If California is more your style, head to the beach in Anaheim—and spend at day at Disney Land while you’re at it. Expect to pay $45 per night.
No.2 Least Expensive: Las Vegas
If you want to roll the dice this Memorial Day, check out Sin City. Luck may be on your side with rooms at just $36 per night.
No.1 Least Expensive: Orlando
Known as “City Beautiful,” Orlando is best known for amusement parks including Disney World and Universal Studios. With rooms starting just at $33 per night, you can take the whole family.
If you’re bound for a domestic destination this summer travel season, here’s how much you can expect to spend on lodging.