Vancouver and New York City led the way in a May Hotwire Hotel Rate report, which ranked cities based on how much they have discounted hotel prices. Newcomers to the top 10 are Austin (six), Reno-Tahoe (seven) and San Diego (nine).
Vancouver rates dropped 35 percent compared to the same time last year; New York City 31 percent. San Diego and San Francisco came in ninth and 10th on the list, dropping 20 percent and 17 percent, respectively.
Results are calculated by looking at Hotwire stay dates for select regions in the current month, and comparing prices in the current month against Hotwire prices in the same month in the prior year. Prices are compared within the same star rating categories for consistency, and the percent change in price for each region is generated as an overall average of the changes in those categories.