A survey released recently by Hotel.com lists Dothan third and Montgomery ninth among cities with the most affordable hotel rooms. According to the Hotels.com Hotel Price Index, the average daily rate for Dothan hotels was $76 and the Montgomery rate was $79.
From the article “Dothan recognized for low hotel rates” by Lance Griffin in the Dothan Eagle:
Passing through? Stay a spell. Dothan is one of the most affordable stays in the country. Dothan Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Bob Hendrix said the recognition is good for Dothan heading in to the spring break and early summer season. “This is wonderful for us. This is like buying advertising we could never afford,” Hendrix said.
Hendrix said a growing trend for travelers is the use of smart phone applications to find low cost hotel rooms while on the road and this should help the city land more motorists on their way to the beach. Dothan currently has about 3,000 hotel rooms and Hendrix said the occupancy rate is a healthy 64 percent. He added that upcoming events such as Dothan CityFest and the Alabama Wildlife and Outdoor Expo, the Tri-State BBQ Festival and the USTA Pro Women’s Classic will continue to bring people to the city’s hotels.
For the complete article please see http://www2.dothaneagle.com/news/2012/mar/26/dothan-recognized-low-hotel-rates-ar-3484918/.