The Most Expensive Destinations in Georgia

by Kathy Kehrli  |  Published April 8, 2015

Travelers to Georgia will pay more to stay overnight in Savannah than in any other city in the state. A new survey from came to this determination after comparing the lodging costs in 20 of the Peach State’s most popular destinations.

Savannah (Photo: R. Milby via Flickr)

In coming up with the rankings, the survey used the average cost of an overnight stay in each destination’s least expensive room as the basis of comparison. Georgia’s high season, specifically the months of April and May 2015, served as the comparative timeframe. The survey excluded hotels or inns rated less than three stars and those that are inconveniently situated from their respective city’s center.

When the results were tabulated, Savannah handily took the top spot with an average nightly rate of $192 for its least expensive double room. Taking the number two slot was the island locale of Tybee Island in the far eastern tip of the state. Just a few miles away from Savannah, Tybee Island’s average overnight price tag of $164 rendered it Georgia’s second most expensive destination. Rounding out the Top 3 was Saint Simons Island at an average rate of $143 per night.

The following table compares 20 popular destinations in Georgia. The prices shown reflect the average rate for each destination’s cheapest available double room for the time period spanning April 1 to May 31, 2015.

1. Savannah $192
2. Tybee Island $164
3. Saint Simons Island $143
4. Jekyll Island $129
5. Atlanta $118
6. Helen $107
7. Columbus $106
8. Dahlonega $94
9. Athens $91
10.Thomasville $89
11. Dalton $86
12. Norcross $84
13. Marietta $81
14. Kennesaw $78
15. Calhoun $68
16. Augusta $67
17. Brunswick $63
18. Waycross $62
19. Duluth $62
20. Madison $59