Hotel rates in L.A. County rose in June compared with one year earlier, but fell when compared with May, according to a new report.


Visitors to Los Angeles County hotels paid an average of $126.43 to spend a night in a hotel room in June, up about 8 percent from one year earlier but down nearly 6 percent from the $133.67 average in May, according to data released by PKF Consulting.


Average occupancy rates at hotels rose 3.5 percent from a year earlier to 79.4 percent, also topping May's 74.8 average occupancy rate. Santa Clarita hotels had the highest average occupancy rate in June at 90.4 percent, while downtown hotels had the lowest average occupancy rate at about 70 percent.


All county submarkets saw the price of a night's stay at a hotel rise in June. Hollywood and Marina del Rey submarkets both experienced 14.5 percent year-over-year increases in average room rates to, respectively, $139.10 and $154.59.


Beverly Hills hotels remained the most expensive in the county in June at $297.84 for a night's stay. Hotels in the I-5 Corridor/Whittier submarket were the cheapest in June at $81.23, while airport hotels were the cheapest in May at $83.23.

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