Top 10 US destinations New Year’s Eve Hotel Price spikes

Ever thought about watching the ball drop in Times Square on New Year’s eve in New York City?

Well you’re not alone – a lot of people are thinking the same way and unless you have a thousand dollars for a hotel, it will just stay a dream.

We analyzed average hotel prices in the Top 25 destinations in the United States for the dates Dec 28 2016 to Jan 4 2017 to get and idea if there was any truth that New Year’s eve is really popular with hotels.

New York City hotels average a rate of almost $1000 for New Year’s eve and then drop off to an average of $385 the very next night. Almost a 3 times spike for that one night.

The ball drop at New York and the sea of people they show on TV aren’t some CGI effects after all !

How about Las Vegas? The average room price is $190 a room on Jan 1 but the night before it is $515 !

Orlando seems to be somewhat tempered with a $100 price difference between the boisterous New Year’s eve peak and the sober night after.

Chicago takes the top spot with the cheapest room rates among the Top 10 with a average price of $313 a night.

Here is a look at summary data from the Top 10 cities from the Tripadvisor list of Top 25 destinations.

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