August 07, 2019

Montauk Priciest Summer Destination in the United States, Survey Shows

Montauk, situated at the eastern tip of the Long Island peninsula, is the most expensive summer destination in the United States, according to the latest survey conducted by

The survey compared all U.S. destinations based on their cost of lodging during the month of August 2019. It bears mentioning that only hotels or inns rated at least 3 stars and located close to the beach or in the city center were considered.

At an average rate of $342 per night for the least expensive double room, Montauk is clearly on top of the rankings. Martha's Vineyard, an idyllic Massachusetts island located south of Cape Cod, and Cannon Beach, a coastal city in northwest Oregon, complete the podium at average overnight rates of $284 and $265, respectively.

California's most expensive summer destination is Santa Monica, which ranks fourth most expensive overall at a nightly rate of $262. Cape May ($254) and Long Beach Island ($244), two destinations from the state of New Jersey, also made it into the Top 10.

The following table shows the 20 most expensive summer destinations in the United States. The prices shown reflect the average rate for each destination's cheapest available double room for the time period spanning August 1–31, 2019.

  1. Montauk (NY) $342
  2. Martha's Vineyard (MA) $284
  3. Cannon Beach (OR) $265
  4. Santa Monica (CA) $262
  5. Saratoga Springs (NY) $254
  6. Cape May (NJ) $254
  7. Long Beach Island (NJ) $244
  8. Nantucket (MA) $241
  9. Rehoboth Beach (DE) $241
  10. Portland (ME) $221
  11. Bar Harbor (ME) $220
  12. Poipu (HI) $213
  13. Provincetown (MA) $211
  14. Beverly Hills (CA) $207
  15. Santa Barbara (CA) $204
  16. York (ME) $202
  17. Newport (RI) $202
  18. Carmel-by-the-Sea (CA) $201
  19. Huntington Beach (CA) $200
  20. Cambridge (MA) $193

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