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Hotel Price Categories for Alma, Arkansas
The hotels on the Rate Table and the Interactive Map are grouped into color coded price categories based on their average room rates.  The average rate for each hotel is calculated from the average of it's high and low room rates observed over a period of one year.
The latest hotel rate analysis for Alma, AR was performed on April 7, 2009.  The analysis is based on the average room rates for 27 hotels within Alma, AR and adjacent towns forming the Fort Smith, AR-OK Metropolitan Statistical Area.  The current classification breaks based on this analysis are as follows:
Deluxe Hotels  (Magenta) :
Moderate Hotels  (Cyan) :
Budget Hotels  (Green) :
average room rate > $113
average room rate is $66 to $113
average room rate < $66
See Hotel Rate Analysis and Classification Details below for a detailed explanation of the classification price breaks.
Automated Rate Analysis for Alma, Arkansas Hotels
This analysis calculates the difference between the current rates and average rates for each hotel in Alma, Arkansas.
Enter your arrival and departure dates and click "Update Rates" to analyze the rates for specific dates.
The hotels are listed in order starting with the best difference first.
Up to ten hotels may be listed.
The first five hotels show the best difference in the low rates, while the last five are the best of the high or low rates.
For further discretion, view the rate graphs for each hotel through the "Rate History" links.
Enter your arrival and departure dates and then click the Update Rates button.
The rate analysis routine will step through the rate table and then post the new results below.
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Alma-days Inn          Info   Rate History   Map
250 North US Highway 71
Alma, AR 72921
|Running Average Rates :||$51||$62|
|Observed Rates :||$50 ||$63 |
The observed low rate is 2% below the average low rate.
The observed high rate is 2% above the average high rate.
For more analysis results, see the Discount Rates Page after you have updated the rate table.
Hotel Rate Table for Alma, Arkansas
The table below shows Alma, Arkansas hotels listed from the highest average rate to the lowest average rate (Avg Rate column).
The table may be sorted on any column by clicking the column headers.
The hotels are color coded according to the Hotel Price Categories described above. The "Low Dif" column shows the difference between the current low rate and the average low rate for each hotel. The "High Dif" column shows the difference between the current high rate and the average high rate for each hotel. Enter your arrival and departure dates and click "Update Rates" to get rates for specific dates. Click on the hotel names to see all avaiable room rates and make reservations.
Click the help link below for more information on the rate table update & analysis procedures.
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Discount Hotels Page
After updating the rate table, check to see if any new hotels are listed on the Discount Rates Page.
Hotel Rate Analysis and Classification Details
The April 7, 2009 rate analysis for Alma, Arkansas hotels is based on the average rates of 27 hotels within Alma, AR and adjacent towns forming the Fort Smith, AR-OK Metropolitan Statistical Area.  The average rate for each hotel is calculated from the average of it's high and low room rates observed over a period of one year.  The rates range between the following values:
The graph on the right shows the typical shape of a room rate distribution for a metropolitan area.  The colored areas depict the price breaks used to classify the hotels.  Rates greater than two standard deviations above the mean for all values are considered high end outliners and are removed from the price break calculations.
For the April 7, 2009 analysis, the resulting mean room rate for Fort Smith, AR-OK MSA hotels is $87 and the standard deviation is $26.
Hotels with average rates greater than one standard deviation above the mean are categorized as deluxe.  One standard deviation above the mean is $113, so Alma hotels with an average rate higher than $113 are classified as deluxe hotels ( magenta ) on the map.
Hotels with average rates falling in the lower half of the range below the mean are categorized as budget.  The rate halfway between the low rate and the mean rate is $66, so Alma hotels with an average rate lower than $66 are classified as budget hotels (green ) on the map.
Everything in between is categorized as moderate priced hotels, so Alma hotels with average room rates greater the $66 and less that $113 are classified as moderate priced hotels ( cyan ) on the map.
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