When is the best time to book your hotel for the summer?

Travel site TripAdvisor has just published its report on the best times to book a hotel.

It’s not always easy to know when to book your accommodation for the summer vacations. We tend to think that the earlier you book, the better. In reality, every region of the world has its own specificities, and it’s a good idea to be aware of them if you want to get a hotel room at the best price.

With this in mind, TripAdvisor embarked on a comparative study of hotel prices in 9 regions around the world between April 2015 and March 2017. This information enabled the site to establish for each region the best booking period and the average price of a hotel night.

Here’s a list by region of the best times to book a hotel room, and the average price of a night in these different parts of the world in summer.

Best time to book a hotel night by region

Hotel rooms in Europe :

Book between 5 and 9 months in advance to get the best rates. Good prices are also available up to 10 months before departure. The average price per night in summer is €127.

Hotel rooms in the United States :

Book within 3 months of departure to save 9% compared with peak periods. The average cost of a hotel night here is €154.

Hotel rooms in Central America :

Book 3 months in advance to save 6% compared with peak periods. The average room rate in summer is €95.

Hotel room in the Caribbean :

Book 4 months in advance to save 6% compared with peak periods. The average price of a hotel room in summer is €173.

Hotel room in South America :

Book 3 months in advance to save 15% compared with peak periods. The average room rate here is €108.

Hotel rooms in Asia :

Book within 3 months of your stay to save 14% compared with peak periods. The average price of a hotel night in summer is €137.

Hotel room in the South Pacific :

Book in the 2 months preceding your trip to save 11% compared with peak periods. The average cost of a room in summer is €141.

Hotel rooms in Africa :

Book within 4 months of your stay to save 8% compared with peak periods. The average price of a night in a hotel in summer is €165.

Hotel rooms in the Middle East :

Book in the 2 months preceding your trip to save 19% compared with the laying periods. The average cost of a night in a hotel is €167 in summer.

Best time to book hotels in 30 popular destinations

Bangkok: Book around six months in advance to save 19%. The average cost of a night in summer is €59.

Barcelona: Book between three and nine months in advance to save 33%. The average cost of a night in summer is €187.

Beijing: Book two to three months in advance to save 17%. The average cost of a night in summer is €96.

Berlin: Book four to eight months in advance to save 10%. The average cost of a night in summer is €98.

Budapest: Book three to five months in advance to save 35%. The average cost of a night in summer is €88.

Buenos Aires: Book six months in advance to save 16%. The average cost of a night in summer is €83.

Cancun: Book four months in advance to save 11%. The average cost of a night in summer is €146.

Cape Town: Book four months in advance to save 18%. The average cost of a night in summer is €99.

Chicago: Book less than two months in advance to save 18%. The average cost of a night in summer is €274.

Dubai: Book less than six months in advance to save 25%. The average cost of a night in summer is €148.

Dublin: Book four to eight months in advance to save 16%. The average cost of a night in summer is €162.

Hanoi: Book three to seven months in advance to save 17%. The average cost of a night in summer is €125.

Hong Kong: Book less than five months in advance to save 23%. The average cost of a night in summer is €100.

Istanbul: Book five months in advance to save 33%. The average cost of a night in summer is €87.

Jakarta: Book less than six months in advance to save 22%. The average cost of a night in summer is €47.

Kuta (Bali): Book within seven months to save 18%. The average cost of a night in summer is €261.

Lisbon: Book four to eight months in advance to save 14%. The average cost of a night in summer is €172.

London: Book five to eight months in advance to save 12%. The average cost of a night in summer is €248.

Marrakech: Book four to six months in advance to save 20%. The average cost of a night in summer is €99.

Moscow: Book within three months to save 14%. The average cost of a night in summer is €51.

Mumbai: Book within three months to save 24%. The average cost of a night in summer is €69.

New York: Book less than two months in advance to save 23%. The average cost of a night in summer is €305.

Orlando: Book less than six months in advance to save 9%. The average cost of a night in summer is €153.

Paris: Book less than two months in advance to save up to 23%. The average cost of a night in summer is €177.

Prague: Book three to seven months in advance to save 24%. The average cost of a night in summer is €91.

Rome: Book four to eight months in advance to save 21%. The average cost of a night in summer is €117.

Singapore: Book six to seven months in advance to save 18%. The average cost of a night in summer is €202.

Sydney: Book around 3 months in advance to save 11%. The average cost of a night in summer is €129.

Tokyo: Book four to seven months in advance to save 18%. The average cost of a night in summer is €130.