Closing casinos and high-profile lawsuits won’t stop Atlantic City from using New Year’s Eve as a reason to charge top dollar for accommodations.
TravelMag.com named Atlantic City the second most expensive New Year’s destination in the United States. The average cost of a hotel room on New Year’s Eve runs about $350, about 586 percent higher than the normal rates in AC that start under $100.
New Orleans landed first place with an average room cost of $359. Philadelphia made the list at No. 20 with a hotel rate increase averaging 42 percent and a rate of $159 for the night – still about $200 less than New Orleans or Atlantic City.
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The survey looked at the cheapest double room price in hotels in major cities with a rating of at least three stars before compiling and comparing the list.