02/14/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/14/2020 09:54
DALLAS, March 28, 2017 - With Hotels.com® traveling like royalty wasn't hard for U.S. vacationers in 2016. According to their latest Hotel Price Index™ (HPI®), there was a range of popular European and Asian cities with average prices hovering between $150-200 per night on Hotels.com, while Austin's 5-star average fell massively from $533 to $278 with new 4-star inventory creating competition. Even though some luxury hotels remained pricey for American travelers, the 4-star and 3-star categories proved to be more affordable and just as accommodating, with a huge range of domestic, Asian, European and other international cities offering rates under $150 per night.
Star rating category for $150 or less per night:
The star rating that was purchased by U.S. travellers on Hotels.com for $150 a night or less on average in selected cities in 2016
|Ho Chi Minh City||Vietnam||5|
|Las Vegas, NV||U.S.A.||4|
|Los Angeles, CA||U.S.A.||2|
|New York, NY||U.S.A.||2|
Hotel star ratings explained
There is no universal star rating system. Each country has its own and, in some cases such as the UK, more than one. This means that travelers should be aware of a possible disparity of standards and facilities when booking rooms with the same star ratings in different countries.
Checking out guest reviews is another way of judging the standard of a hotel. Hotels.com has more than 25 million verified guest reviews from people who have actually stayed in the hotels and their opinions can really help you make up your mind as to whether you have found the best fit to have the most rewarding travel experience possible.
What's a star worth?
Looking for a budget weekend away, just for a change, or a luxury break for that special occasion? Then check out the price by star rating information shown here to see how to stretch your budget that little bit further. For instance, if value is more important than location, 5-star accommodation in many destinations off the beaten track can be booked for the same amount as lower star categories in more familiar locations. Want an upgrade? Moving up a star rating may not cost as much as you think. And alternatively, going down a star could save quite a bit in some cases, especially if the amenities provided by that extra star are not vital to your stay.
Pro traveller tip: look for hotels with guest ratings much higher than their star ratings for superb value.
Living the luxury life
Top 10 lowest averages paid by U.S. travelers per night for 5-star hotels in 2016
|Ho Chi Minh City||Vietnam||$150|
Value and choice in 4-stars
Luxury for less
Prices fell in multiple U.S. cities for domestic travelers staying in4-star and 5-star accommodation in 2016 for a variety of economic and industry marketing reasons.
Destinations with the largest price decreases in 2016 (compared to 2015) for U.S. travelers staying at 4 and 5-star hotels
|City||Country||Star rating||2016||2015||% Change|
|Dubai||United Arab Emirates||4||$141||$162||-13%|
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