In a new report from, Newport was ranked among the ten most expensive overall places to stay in this August.

Newport, with an average hotel nightly rate of $234 per night, ranks seventh most expensive overall place to stay in the United States between August 1 – 31, 2016.

In determining the most expensive summer destinations, the site conducted a comparative survey with a focus on the lowest average rate a guest can expect to pay to stay overnight this summer. The cheapest available double room during the month of August served as the basis of comparison. It must be pointed out that the survey excluded hotels or inns lacking a prime locale in the city center or near the beach. Moreover, it took into consideration only hotels and inns with at least an overall rating of 2 stars and with a positive average feedback rating from prior guests.

The priciest US summer destination is Saratoga Springs in upstate New York. There, overnight guests will have to spend an average of $332 per night this August to stay in the most affordable double room.

The following table shows the 10 most expensive locales in the United States this late summer. The prices indicated reflect the average rate for each destination’s cheapest available double room for the time period spanning August 1–31, 2016.

1. Saratoga Springs (NY) $332
2. Nantucket (MA) $329
3. Montauk (NY) $326
4. Santa Monica (CA) $271
5. Portland (ME) $267
6. Cape May (NJ) $246
7. Newport (RI) $234
8. Provincetown (MA) $232
9. Calistoga (CA) $227
10. Beverly Hills (CA) $221

Note: The survey considered all U.S. destinations with a minimum of 20 hotels/inns.

Ryan M. Belmore

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