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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The most expensive place for summer vacation lodging?

Sonoma Valley ranks #1 in the U.S. -- kind of a dubious honor. Next door in Napa the average room
rate is "only" $338 while Sonoma Valley is $417 a night! Why? It's simply supply-and-demand. The location of the town of Sonoma makes it very popular. Plus tourism is up as the economy improves.

This is for summer hotel costs. Martha's Vineyard still ranks as the most expensive vacation destination overall.

Article on hotel stays.

Note this is Sonoma Valley, not the whole county of Sonoma. The lesson here is to stay in Santa Rosa, for instance, about 30 minutes drive time from Sonoma. Or visit out of season.