The 10 most expensive destinations in Florida (and how to find deals)

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Delray Beach – Image by Mberjano via Flickr.

Delray Beach is Florida’s most expensive destination based on the cost of its lodging. That’s according to a new survey from The survey specifically compared the hotel rates of all Floridian destinations for this year’s February and March time period, the high season for most beach destinations in the state.

In Delray Beach, a coastal town located close to Boca Raton in Palm Beach County, travelers will have to spend an average of $298 per night for the most affordable double room. It bears pointing out that only hotels located close to the beach and with at least a 3-star rating were considered for the survey.

Sanibel Island and Siesta Key rank as the second and third most expensive destinations on the survey, with average overnight rates of $296 and $284, respectively. Meanwhile, the southernmost point in the United States, Key West, follows as the fourth most expensive locale in Florida. An average rate of $276 per night for the most affordable double room contributed to Key West securing that spot.

The following table lists the 10 most expensive destinations in Florida. The rates indicated reflect the average rate for the cheapest available double room (minimum: 3-star hotel) at each locale for the time period spanning February 1 through March 31, 2014. (We link to TripAdvisor, where you can compare prices.)

1. Delray Beach $298
2. Sanibel Island $296
3. Siesta Key $284
4. Key West $276
5. Longboat Key $269
6. Marathon $262
7. Palm Beach $246
8. Fort Myers Beach $245
9. Marco Island $237
10. Sunny Isles Beach $235

For the full results of the survey, visit

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