We were thinking about going to an upcoming New Orleans Saints game if we could buy reasonably priced tickets on NFL Exchange (Saints tickets are sold out); however, when I checked out hotel prices, I was flabbergasted! Not only were several hotels sold out, but the prices of those remaining were unusually high--Ritz Carlton-$549; New Orleans Marriott-$899, and Residence Inn New Orleans Downtown-$699--+ tax. I can't find any other "special event" happening in The Big Easy that week-end.
The most I have ever paid for a hotel was $212+tax for the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans a couple of years ago. We have stayed at hotels in Europe on points that would have been in the $400-$800 range. I would never even consider paying that much for a room, no matter what was going on. It wasn't too long ago that I hesitated when the rate was over $100. Now, I just briefly hesitate when it is over $150. But, $500+.....No way.
What is the most you paid for a hotel room for 1 night? (Just the room, not any extras.) Comments are appreciated.