Hotel occupancy has been low for a year, but there are reasons to be optimistic. Prices rise in March, especially in cities in northern Colorado.

According to the latest Rocky Mountain Lodging Report released Monday by the Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association, occupancy was 51.3% nationwide in March 2021, down from 38.8% in March 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic was serious started.

Despite this improvement, last month’s nationwide number was still well below the 69.3% rate seen in March 2019.

Loveland hotels were the busiest in the area at 59.5% last month. The average nightly rate is $ 95.46.

Greeley was hot on his heels on Loveland with a 58.5% occupancy rate in March and average prices of $ 80.18.

Fort Collins hotels were slightly less than half full at 49.7%. An overnight stay in March cost an average of $ 92.41.

Hotel room occupancy in Boulder Valley hotels has been lower over the past month.

In Boulder, hotels were 46.5% occupied and rooms averaged $ 106.01.

US 36 Corridor Hotels were 37.9% occupied and rooms could be booked for an average of USD 84.86 per night.

Longmont Hotels had a 37.1% occupancy rate and an average nightly rate of $ 74.50.

Estes Park hotels were the emptiest in the area last month, but they were also the most expensive. The mining town had a 34.2% occupancy rate and average prices of $ 153.56.

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