Who would think that Miami would trump New York City with being the most expensive place in the U.S. to celebrate ringing in 2014?

The cheapest hotel room in the so-called “Capital of Latin America” is a whopping $360 for a double room for the last night of 2013, according to a survey by

Miami beat out New York City by $6, but I’m sure it has nothing on a hotel room overlooking Times Square and the historic ball drop starting as low as $749 per night at a two-night minimum at the Renaissance Times Square (714 7th Avenue, 212-765-7676, and the party at the R Lounge (Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel, 714 7th Avenue West 48th Street, 212-261-5200, starting at $2,500 ticket price for two.

Still, it’s important to note that the center of the U.S. is facing competition, according to, which surveyed New Year’s Eve hotel rates for 30 major destinations in the USA all with a minimum of a 3-star rating.

Prices are rising and entertainment isn’t cheap. Las Vegas, which rounded out the list, has risen the most percentagewise for New Year’s Eve. Guests have seen a 367 percent increase this year to ring in the New Year than what they would normally pay any other time of the year for a room.

See where the cities compare:

  1. Miami Beach $360
  2. New York City $354
  3. Charleston $339
  4. Honolulu $295
  5. Nashville $239
  6. Atlantic City $234
  7. Denver $229
  8. Los Angeles $228
  9. San Francisco $219
  10. Las Vegas $215

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