Montauk and East Hampton are NY’s most expensive destinations

Two destinations along the eastern end of Long Island’s South Shore have proven themselves to be the most expensive in New York this summer.

Montauk and East Hampton are NY’s most expensive destinations

Two destinations along the eastern end of Long Island’s South Shore have proven themselves to be the most expensive in New York this summer. A recent survey from NewYorkHotels.org has ranked Montauk and East Hampton the costliest locales in the state based on their lodging cost. Twenty main destinations throughout the state of New York were compared in coming up with the rankings.

The average price a prospective guest could anticipate spending for the most affordable room this August was established for each destination. In devising the rankings, the survey excluded hotels and inns with ratings below 3 stars and those that were not situated conveniently close to the beach or city center.

Topping the list is Montauk at an average overnight cost of $342. The neighboring town of East Hampton comes in second on the survey’s rankings. Only slightly more affordable at an average rate of $332 per night, it easily took the number two spot. The resort destination of Saratoga Springs completes the Top 3 with an average nightly rate of $312.

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At the bottom of the list is Watertown. With rooms available throughout August for less than $100 per night, this city just south of the Thousand Islands comes in last in the rankings. The Big Apple finds itself among New York State’s Top 10 most expensive destinations. An average overnight price tag of $123 for the least expensive double room puts New York City eighth on the survey.

The following table shows the Top 10 most expensive destinations in the state of New York this late summer. The rates indicated reflect the average rate for the cheapest available double room for the time period spanning August 1–31, 2014.

1. Montauk $342
2. East Hampton $332
3. Saratoga Springs $322
4. Southampton $295
5. Greenport $264
6. Cooperstown $184
7. Niagara Falls $163
8. New York City $153
9. Geneva $143
10. Ithaca $142

For the full results of the survey, check out:
http://www.newyorkhotels.org/press/nystate2014.php

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