Throughout the year, millions of Americans book rooms at hotels, motels, and resorts for a home away from home. No matter if for work or play, lodging prices can vary substantially, when looking at data from April 2014 to March 2015.
According to consultancy The Strawhecker Group (TSG), October 2014 saw the highest average ticket (the total amount paid by consumers per stay) at $438, compared to the lowest of $288 in the month of July. This data is sourced from a sample of over 15,000 lodging establishments.
Narrowing down to the top 10 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) in the U.S., the months of July through September generally saw the lowest average tickets. This is likely due to fewer business-related trips during the summer months and lodging establishments hoping to entice vacationers.
Hoping to book a stay in New York around the holidays? Expect to pay an average ticket of nearly $600. Planning to get away from the cold in February? Prepare to pay nearly $600 in Miami. Looking for a cheap getaway anytime of the year? Philadelphia consistently holds the lowest average lodging tickets throughout the year.