Boulder corridor leads region in hotel occupancy

Lodging facilities along the U.S. Highway 36 corridor and the city of Boulder once again recorded the highest occupancy rates in the Boulder Valley and Northern Colorado during November. That’s according to the Rocky Mountain Lodging Report released Saturday.

Lodging facilities along the corridor — which includes Broomfield — reported an occupancy rate of 66.6 percent, and facilities in Boulder had an occupancy rate of 63.8 percent for the month.

Loveland facilities recorded occupancy of 62.8 percent; Fort Collins, 57 percent, Greeley, 52.5 percent; and Estes Park, 34.1 percent. The report does not break out lodging facilities in Longmont.

Estes Park lodging facilities charged the most for a room — $159.75 per night, followed by Boulder, $153.82; U.S. Highway 36 corridor, $119.67; Loveland, $108.30; Fort Collins, $98.87; and Greeley, $95.92.

Statewide, the occupancy rate during November was 56.5 percent, down from 69.8 percent in October. The average room rate was $126.45 in November, compared with $141 in October.

For the first 11 months of the year, lodgers along the corridor have had an occupancy rate of 76.6 percent, followed by Loveland, 75 percent; Boulder, 73.8 percent; Fort Collins, 68.6 percent; Greeley, 66.3 percent; and Estes Park, 56.2 percent.

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