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1. Posted by jacobco (Budding Member 3 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

what is the average price of a cheap motel in usa in may/june time
what is the average price of a log cabin or camping in a national park

2. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 2001 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

It all depends on location and the time of year. I suggest you search several motel chain websites: Motel 6, Econo Lodge, Travelodge - all inexpensive
(Days Inn, Best Western will be a little more). By the way, you picked the most expensive time of year!

The National Park Service will give you camping price information by individual park sites

Travel Oregon is a great resource for camping in Oregon - a really popular camping destination

Here's an example of camping prices at an Oregon beach - Beverly Beach State Park

[ Edit: Edited on 13-Sep-2010, at 17:12 by Daawgon ]

3. Posted by jambo101 (Respected Member 414 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Thats a really broad question, i guess it depends where you are, i've stayed in cheap roadside motels in North and South Carolina for as little as $30 per night, others cheapies on the beach in Florida for $100-$150 per night,
State park camping rates can run from $12 to $20 per night, again it depends where you are, i'm sure a campsite next to the Grand Canyon may set you back $50 a night ,

4. Posted by DaveinMD (Respected Member 198 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

As posted it depends on where you stay. But I am the master of the basic, cheap motel and have rented them all over the country. Unless you are near a big city my experience with Budget Inn, Motel 6 etc. has been in the $45-$60/night range.

One thing I did notice was Motel 6 as a policy does not offer continental breakfasts. That is a real convenient, cheap way to get the day going. I'm fine with cereal, a bagel, juice and coffee for breakfast. Some offer waffles. Motel 6 does not offer this.

[ Edit: Edited on 15-Sep-2010, at 04:10 by DaveinMD ]

5. Posted by jogreen68 (Budding Member 2 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

To give you a rough idea I would budget for between $40 and $60 per night, camping maybe a little bit cheaper. Your best bet is consulting the National Park Service for further information on camping. Often if you use a motel chain on numerous occasions you can get a discount on your stays, always worth bearing in mind.

6. Posted by jacobco (Budding Member 3 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Will booking in advance save money on cheap motels or are prices pretty much set. I was thinking if I book a number of motels for certain dates will give me a marker on where I need to be by a certain date??

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8. Posted by jambo101 (Respected Member 414 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Quoting jacobco

Will booking in advance save money on cheap motels or are prices pretty much set. I was thinking if I book a number of motels for certain dates will give me a marker on where I need to be by a certain date??

Pre booking many hotels in advace is going to lock you into a schedule that leaves no room for spontaneity , Booking a few in the larger cities might be a good idea as hotel prices can easily get into the $200 range in most downtown areas.

9. Posted by DaveinMD (Respected Member 198 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Yeah I would check the travel sites for the rooms that you feel will be expensive (big city) and try to get them at a discount. For the rest I'd just wing it, as stated this will leave more flexibility.