Data trends on cheapest hotel rates as well as median rate for three months of three, four and five star hotels across some of the major cities in North America.
The Rategain data covers the North American region from July to September 2013, taken on the second week of July (all rates in US dollars for two adults for a one-night stay).
"In price trends report, lowest rate trends over the three months are generally flat or slow slight downward movement in all categories as might be anticipated across the summer vacation period.
"The exception is Toronto where the lowest 5-star rates are trending upwards in September. Median rates across all categories are also seeing relatively little movement during the reporting period although in New York the median rates in the 3-star, 4-star and 5-star categories spike noticeably higher in September.
"As reflected in previous reports, a wide range of rates (shown by the difference between minimum and median numbers) is seen in Chicago, Los Angeles, Toronto and Vancouver.
"Predictably, New York leads the way in terms of rate range with 5-star hotels offering a minimum of $372 and a median of $772 in September."
Three star [click for larger image]:
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Four star [click for larger image]:
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Five star [click for larger image]:
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NB: RateGain specializes in competitive price intelligence and rate shopping solutions for hotels, online travel companies and airlines. It currently tracks more than one billion hotel rates every month across countries in US, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Latin America.
NB2: The above data is indicative in nature and RateGain can't be held liable for its accuracy or usefulness for any purpose.
NB3: Vegas hotel image via Shutterstock.