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Costa Mesa topped the market for occupancy, with 76 percent of the city’s hotels full, compared with 69 percent in November a year earlier. Countywide occupancy averaged 67.7 percent.
Three areas saw their room rates top $200 a night in November. Newport Beach hotels averaged $206.38 nightly, up from $191.36 in November 2012. South Orange County rates averaged $202.27, an increase from $194.54 the year before. Huntington Beach came in at $220.54 a night, versus an average rate of $186.90 in 2012.
“Normally, November is not the best month of the year for the hospitality industry because people don’t travel that month, but 67 percent is a good November,” said Bruce Baltin, a senior vice president at PKF. “Overall it was a very good year for Orange County, and November just continued it. Source: OC Register