According to the Budget Hotel Report by CheapHotels.com, Philadelphia is the nation’s third priciest city to stay in, behind Boston and New York of course. The report looked at only, “accommodations situated in or very close to either the city center or its main attractions,” and looked at the cheapest available double room for the end of the month.
Taking the whole “close to the center of the city” thing into account, this actually makes a lot of sense. The bottom 3 on the list; Anaheim ($45), Las Vegas ($36), and Orlando ($33) are all tourist destinations completely overrun with hotel options. But the $154 Philadelphia comes in at is still pretty steep, so we’re just happy we live here and don’t have to drop that hotel money. Plus, $33 hotel rooms are the kind you see in horror films.