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Find low hotel rates in Big Sur, CA using the rate comparison tools below.  Compare current rates to the rate history of each hotel to identify below average rates.
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Big Sur, CA  Hotel Rates
Hotel Price Categories for Big Sur, California
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 Big Sur, CA was performed on April 7, 2009.  The analysis is based on the average room rates for 108 hotels within Big Sur, CA and adjacent towns forming the Salinas, CA 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 > $244
average room rate is $112 to $244
average room rate < $112
See Hotel Rate Analysis and Classification Details below for a detailed explanation of the classification price breaks.
Automated Rate Analysis for Big Sur, California Hotels
This analysis calculates the difference between the current rates and average rates for each hotel in Big Sur, California.
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.
Estimated processing time : 2 seconds
For more analysis results, see the Discount Rates Page after you have updated the rate table.
Hotel Rate Table for Big Sur, California
The table below shows only one hotel for Big Sur, California, but other nearby hotels may be found by using the interactive map.
The hotel record is 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. The "High Dif" column shows the difference between the current high rate and the average high rate. Enter dates in the "Reservation Dates" form above and click "Update Rates" for the most current rates. Click on the hotel name to see all available room rates and make reservations.
Click the help link below for more information on the rate table update & analysis procedures.
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Hotel Rate Analysis and Classification Details
The April 7, 2009 rate analysis for Big Sur, California hotels is based on the average rates of 108 hotels within Big Sur, CA and adjacent towns forming the Salinas, CA 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 Salinas, CA MSA hotels is $175 and the standard deviation is $70.
Hotels with average rates greater than one standard deviation above the mean are categorized as deluxe.  One standard deviation above the mean is $244, so Big Sur hotels with an average rate higher than $244 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 $112, so Big Sur hotels with an average rate lower than $112 are classified as budget hotels (green ) on the map.
Everything in between is categorized as moderate priced hotels, so Big Sur hotels with average room rates greater the $112 and less that $244 are classified as moderate priced hotels ( cyan ) on the map.
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