Stats: Detroit Is Most Expensive Midwestern City for New Year’s Eve

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Planning a last-minute trip to an off-the-beaten-path destination for New Year’s Eve? Detroit is the most expensive destination in the Midwestern region of the United States on the last day of 2017, according to a recent survey conducted by

The survey compared 20 popular cities in the Midwest based on the rate of their cheapest available double room on December 31, 2017. Only centrally located hotels rated at least 3 stars were considered by the survey.

At a rate of $359 for its cheapest available double room, Detroit is the most expensive. Compared to regular rates, revelers will have to pay 182 percent more to ring in the New Year in Michigan's largest city.

With nightly rates of $259 and $258 respectively, Kansas City and Minneapolis rank as the runners-up. Least popular – and therefore least expensive – for New Year's Eve in the Midwest region of the country is Wichita. In this south-central Kansas location, celebrators can find a room from $79.

Two more destinations from the state of Michigan have been considered by the survey. Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids rank in the Top 10, with rates of $193 and $169 respectively for their least expensive double room. That positions them as the Midwest's sixth and eighth priciest locales on December 31.

The following list shows the 10 most expensive destinations in the Midwest for New Year's Eve. The rates indicated reflect the price for the cheapest available double room on December 31, 2017. Only hotels with a central location and with at least a 3-star rating have been considered for this survey. A comparison with regular rates is added, based on prices for the same room on January 13, 2018.

  1. Detroit $359 (+182%)
  2. Minneapolis $259 (+110%)
  3. Kansas City $258 (+59%)
  4. Des Moines $199 (+58%)
  5. Cleveland $195 (+57%)
  6. Ann Arbor $193 (+11%)
  7. Indianapolis $189 (+72%)
  8. Grand Rapids $169 (+11%)
  9. St. Louis $169 (+74%)
  10. Chicago $159 (+111%)


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