This statistic shows the monthly occupancy rate of hotels in the United States from 2011 to 2014. In September 2013, the occupancy rate of the hotel industry in the United States was 63.4 percent.
Hotel rates in the U.S. – additional information
Hotel rates, as with occupancy rates can fluctuate depending on the location and the time of year. In North America, the most expensive cities for hotel rates in North America were ranked for October 2014. Boston was considered the most expensive city in North America to stay in with an average room rate of 214 dollars during the time period. For the same month, a hotel room in Chicago would cost 155 U.S. dollars and a hotel room in New York City, which was considered the third most expensive city in terms of rates, would set you back 154 U.S. dollars.
Labor Day, which takes place on the first Monday in September, is one of the largest public holidays in the American calendar. As a result, it is a popular weekend for taking short breaks across the country and in order to profit from the potential high number of visitor to the main cities, the hotel industry often raise their prices. The most expensive Labor Day weekend destinations in North America were ranked by their daily rate in 2014. As of August 2014, Seattle was the most expensive destination during Labor Day weekend with a daily rate of 319 U.S. dollars. At the opposite end of the list however, for the same weekend, a room in Chicago only cost 185 U.S. dollars per day.
For Americans wanting to travel further afield on their holidays in 2013, they needed to pay more for a hotel room, depending on their chosen destination. In a ranking of the countries where travelers from the U.S. paid the most in average daily rates for hotels, the Maldives came top. For those visiting the Maldives, 523 U.S. dollars was the average price for a hotel room for a night. Anguilla and French Polynesia were also ranked high with prices reaching 494 U.S. dollars and 440 U.S. dollars respectively for a daily hotel rate.