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Hotels throughout Northern Colorado and the Boulder Valley were at or above the state average for occupancy during the month of July, with rates tracking near mid-80%.

The state average occupancy was 77.2%, well over the 48.9% recorded a year ago in July.

Greeley continued to lead the area, according to information provided by the Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association, with 86.9% occupancy and an average room rate of $109.87.

Estes Park, in the middle of its high tourism season, recorded an 83.5% occupancy with the highest average daily room rate in the area of $246.85.

Loveland hotels also broke into the 80s with an occupancy rate of 81.6% and an average rate of $150.03.

Hotel occupancy rates in all other communities that BizWest tracks were in the 70s, including:

  • Boulder — occupancy rate of 77.8% and rate of $203.13.
  • Longmont — occupancy rate of 75.2% and an average daily rate of $140.32.
  • Fort Collins — occupancy of 77% and average rate of $152.66.
  • U.S. 36 corridor — occupancy of 75.8% and daily rate of $141.19.

Durango in southwest Colorado recorded the highest occupancy rate at 96% and an average daily room rate of $194.64.

Breckenridge recorded the lowest occupancy rate at 57.3%.

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