Coronado, a small resort town in San Diego Bay, is the priciest summer destination in California. That is the main takeaway of a recent survey conducted by LosAngelesHotels.org.
The survey compared all notable destinations in the Golden State based on their cost of lodging during the months of July and August 2018. Only hotels rated at least 3 stars and located close to the beach or city center were considered.
At an average nightly rate of $297 for its most affordable double room, Coronado leads the rankings. Only a few dollars cheaper is Huntington Beach, a surf resort in the southeast part of Los Angeles. The Top 3 podium is rounded out by the famous Santa Monica. There an overnight guest will have to spend $254, on average, for the least expensive room.
Palo Alto ranks fourth most expensive on the survey at an average cost of $252 per night. That price tag positions it as the highest California destination without a beach. Also listed among the 10 priciest destinations are Napa and San Jose, with overnight rates of $231 and $226 respectively for their cheapest available room.
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The following table shows the 10 most expensive summer destinations in California. The prices shown reflect the average rate for each city’s cheapest available double room (minimum 3-star hotel) for the period spanning July 1 through August 31, 2018.
- Coronado $297
- Huntington Beach $292
- Santa Monica $254
- Palo Alto $252
- Laguna Beach $237
- Pismo Beach $236
- Santa Barbara $234
- Napa $231
- Santa Cruz $226
- San Jose $226
For the full results of the survey, check: