Travel Hack: Take in Trendy Neighborhoods to Stretch Your Travel Budget
Hotels.com reveals the hippest areas to explore in 10 major cities to help
travelers save money while gaining cultural experiences
DALLAS, May 16, 2013
DALLAS, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- When your leisure or business travels
take you to one of Americans' favorite major destinations, it's the perfect
opportunity to explore the city beyond tourist landmarks, packed restaurants
and long taxi lines. The experts at Hotels.com^® have uncovered a selection of
hip, culturally-diverse neighborhoods in some of the Top Domestic Destinations
as ranked by the most recent Hotel Price Index™ (HPI®) to help travelers not
only extend their travel budget, but also have a truly authentic experience in
some of America's top cities.
"Consumers have now been trained that flying mid-week is better for their
wallet, but when visiting major cities, hotels in downtown areas typically
have higher rates and lower inventory due to business travel and conventions,"
says Taylor L. Cole, APR, travel expert for Hotels.com. "This is the perfect
time to explore other neighborhoods of cities like New York and Chicago and
save on the hotel stay and flight. Travelers can use that extra money to take
in a show, dine at a top-rated restaurant or have an adventure in the new area
of town they're exploring."
Check out this list of 10 of the most popular domestic travel destinations,
their average hotel prices according to the latest HPI, the trendiest
neighborhoods in each city and why a stay there will not only save you money
but also be a rewarding experience.
City & Average Neighborhood & Sample Why to visit
Hotel Price Hotel Price
Allston-Brighton – Best · Boston University and
Western University Hotel, Boston College bookend this
from $149; Crowne Plaza thriving neighborhood.
Boston, from $145
· Electic restaurant and
Boston - $186 nighlight scene caters to the
student and recent grad
Keep in mind Fall is peak population.
travel season due to the
proliferation of colleges in · This "college-burg" is a
the area. great place to go thrift
· Home to a wealth of art
galleries, beer gardens and
· Well-served by Chicago's
Chicago - $162 Wicker Park – Wicker Park mass transit system.
Inn, from $109
· Historic roots include
German and Polish beer barrons
that left a legacy of ornate
mansions and first-rate dive
· Houses some of the most
famous modernist architecture in
· Numerous municipal
staircases crisscross the
Silver Lake – Comfort Inn neighborhood and provide
Los Angeles - West Sunset Boulevard, from pedestrian access up and down
$148 $100 the area's signature hills.
· Known for its indie rock
· Boasts some of the
nation's most acclaimed food
trucks and farmers markets.
· Indulge your wanderlust
for art and fashion in one
neighborhood – Wynwood is
divided into two sub-districts
Wynwood - DoubleTree by known for these crafts.
Hilton Grand Hotel Biscayne
Bay, from $139; Marriott · More than 70 galleries,
Miami - $174 Miami Biscayne Bay, from museums and art collections in
$152 the Arts District. Take part in
a "ArtWalk" on the second
Saturday of the month.
· Formerly known as Little
San Juan, you can find a lot of
Puerto Rican influence in the
· Offers a respite from the
Bourbon Street scene but within
walking distance of the French
Warehouse District –
New Orleans - Lafayette Hotel, from $99; · Also known as the Arts
$161 Renaissance New Orleans Arts District for its abundance of
Hotel, from $139 galleries and world-class
· This newly remodeled area
features some of the city's best
· Just one subway stop away
Williamsburg, Brooklyn – · Offers some of New York's
New York City - Condor Hotel, from $179; best music, food and nightlife
$264 Hotel Le Jolie, from $199, options against the backdrop of
the Manhattan skyline.
· Numerous entertainment
options found on Bedford Avenue.
· High rate of pedestrian
activity relative to other areas
of the city, making it perfect
to explore while on vacation –
no parking meters to plug!
North Park – Layfayette
San Diego - $134 Hotel & Swim Club, from · Culturally-diverse and
$127; Inn at the Park, from full of trendy boutiques,
$129 restaurants, galleries and bars.
· Home to a farmers market
every Thursday and a gallery
walk the second Saturday of each
· Classified by its
abundance of Mexican cuisine and
Latino influenced buildings with
· Tends to have some of the
city's sunnier and warmer
San Francisco - Mission District – Inn San weather due to it geography.
$185 Francisco - $175
· Valencia Street is full
of quirky shops, slow food
restaurants, wine bars and
· Unbeatable views of the
city in Dolores Park.
· Home to Volunteer Park,
which has a 108-step brick water
tower with one of the best views
of the city and region, and
theSeattle Asian Art Museum.
Capitol Hill - Homewood
Suites by Hilton Seattle · A great cup of coffee is
Conv. Center/Pike Street, a given in this neighborhood.
Seattle - $158 from $118; The Roosevelt, a
Coast Hotel, from $129 · Spontaneous street
parties are known to break out
· Steeped in history, the
neighborhood is dotted with
Victorian mansions alongside
fringe theaters, shops and
· Recently revitalized area
is an arts and entertainment
mecca and is home to numerous
theaters and performance
H Street - Hilton Garden Inn studios.
Washington DC/US Capitol,
Washington, D.C. from $134; Courtyard · Easy transportation via
- $157 Washington, DC/U.S. Capitol, streetcars is expected to be
from $129 complete by the end of the year.
· Along with the arts came
the restaurants foodies and
families alike adore – there's
even a kid-friendly wine bar.
More information on trendy neighborhoods is available at
http://www.hotel-price-index.com. All hotels featured above have Excellent or
Outstanding Hotels.com Guest Review ratings. Average prices listed are
accurate as of May 13, 2013.
Ashley Aberbach – Finn Partners for Hotels.com
Phone: (212) 715-1524
Taylor L. Cole, APR
Hotels.com North America
Phone: (469) 335-8442
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