Travelers the world over are frequently blindsided by immoderate hotel taxes that boost the cost of overnight stays. The United States is no exception. When guests book hotels, they rarely explore the potential additional costs of local, city or state taxes on the final bill.
You probably won’t be at all surprised to learn the New York City has one of the highest lodging tax rates in the U.S., but check out this neat info graphic from the folks at away.com to see how it compares with other cities around the country.
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