Survey: The most expensive hotels in the USA

The results are in and the most expensive hotel in the United States is located in … Montana. That's according to the latest survey conducted by Luxury-Hotels.com. The survey specifically compared luxury hotels in the United States for the period spanning June through September 2012.

With an average price tag of $2279 per night for a standard double room, The Ranch at Rock Creek, located close to the historic mining town of Philipsburg, easily secured the survey’s most expensive slot. Taking the second-place spot was the Point Resort, situated within the boundaries of New York’s Adirondack Park. An average overnight rate of $1848 positioned this hideaway hotel at number two.

In New York City, a destination typically associated with high prices, the most expensive hotel ranked only 14 on the list. That honor went to the Mandarin Oriental. The average double room there this past summer went for $947 per night.

Following are the 10 most expensive hotels in the USA for the period spanning June through September 2012. The rates listed reflect the average daily price for a standard double room.

Rank  Name of Hotel  LocationAvg. rate/ night
1.   The Ranch at Rock Creek   Philipsburg, Montana $2279
2.   The Point   Lake Placid, New York $1848
3.   Brush Creek Ranch   Saratoga, Wyoming $1770
4.   Twin Farms   Barnard, Vermont $1698
5.   Mii Amo & Spa   Sedona, Arizona $1560
6.   Firehole Ranch   West Yellowstone, Montana $1414
7.   Amangiri   Canyon Point, Utah $1284
8.   Auberge du Soleil   Rutherford, California $1085
9.   The Villa by Barton G   Miami Beach $1056
10.   The Resort at Paws Up   Greenough, Montana $1021
Check the full rankings of the survey at: Luxury-Hotels.com

About the Methodology:
For all luxury hotels in the USA, the average rate for the most affordable double room was calculated for the period spanning June to September 2012. Only such hotels offering a minimum of 10 rooms were considered. The rates were established about one to two months in advance and were either taken from the respective hotels’ websites or drawn from the leading hotel-booking sites. In all cases, the lowest available price was used in tabulating the results.

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