About This Statistic
This statistic shows the monthly occupancy rate of hotels in the United States from 2011 to 2017. 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. The most expensive cities for hotel rates in the U.S. were ranked for 2015. New York was considered the most expensive city in the U.S. to stay in with an average rate of 254 dollars during the time period. The second and third most expensive cities in that year were San Francisco, California and Honolulu, Hawaii.
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.
Summer time is a perhaps the most popular time to take a vacation with hotel occupancy spiking during in this period. In 2016, some of the most popular domestic and international destinations for U.S. tourists were New York City, Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic and Destin in the State of Florida. During the summer period, a seven night stay at a hotel in one of these locations cost upwards of 220 U.S. dollars on average. New York was once again the most expensive with the summer hotel rate averaging 306 U.S. dollars.