Expect to pay more for hotels this summer

April 30, 2013 6:02:17 PM PDT
Expect to pay more to stay at a hotel this summer. Costs are climbing across the U.S. with San Francisco leading the pack.

Industry tracker Smith Travel Research is predicting up to 10 percent cost increases at hotels in popular big cities. Following behind San Francisco in the race for most expensive is New Orleans.

Miami isn't far behind with a rate jump of 7.6 percent, but it's not all bad news. If you're looking for a bargain, go to Washington D.C. It's the only city on the list where the rates are slightly down.