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Discussion in 'General Discussion | Travel' started by uggboy, Sep 14, 2013.
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|| Honolulu surpasses New York City for most expensive hotel rooms in US ||
I wouldn't be surprised if the weeknight/weekend differential in NYC is enough to tilt the scale (temporarily) in Honolulu's "favor" (if one can call it that). I'd expect HNL to have more constant rates each day of the week.
Have you priced NYC recently? While I can find rooms for under $200, I don't want to stay in them. What I have seen has generally been well over $300 and I can find good Waikiki space for $150. Do a comparison on Hotels.com and you'll see a $100+ difference in Honolulu's favor.
The study is from Hotels.com. As with all studies using an average for a fixed period of time it may not be reflective of the truth. I would like to see the median price comparison and the distribution of prices before I made up the headline..
As for me, New York and Hawaii are very expensive places to find a truly "good" room for a few nights. Study or not, prices at individual hotels, expedia, hotels.com and others are usually very high, especially at hotels who make "sense" to stay at. Glad that points can buffer the high cost a bit.
NYC has massive hotel room inventory but also is in high demand. Honolulu's inventory is smaller, so taking many of the nicest locations in Waikiki and turning them into timeshares affects a high percentage of the beachfront hotel room availability, which can make for volatile prices. So when the demand for truly nice rooms goes up, I can see some very high rates on the beach and much lower rates a block or two inland.