The Denver area has the highest concentration of hotel rooms per capita in the nation, according to a report released Tuesday by the National Association of Realtors.
The report, released by Realtor.com, found that of the 1,800 hotel rooms in Denver that make up the city, the average was 563, the lowest number since 2008.
Denver, with a population of about 4 million, had the highest occupancy rate in the country at 66.4 percent, according the study.
That’s nearly six times the national average of 36.5 percent.
That number was higher than the national median of 32.8 percent.
The average occupancy rate for Denver hotels last year was 7.5 people per room.
It was just above the national rate of 7.2 people per bedroom.
That rate is down from the peak of 8.3 people per bed in 2015, when Denver ranked first among the 50 cities and the District of Columbia.
The study found Denver had the third-highest hotel occupancy rate among major cities in the U.S. and tied for fourth with Portland, Ore.
Denver ranked among the top 10 cities in terms of the number of people living in them per square mile.
It ranked first for the number in rooms per person, second for average occupancy, and third for average room rate.
The highest rate of occupancy was in the Mission District, which had 2,913 rooms, followed by the Southwest Denver neighborhood, which averaged 1,071.
The highest average room rates were in the downtown Denver neighborhood and the north side of the University District.
The data for hotel rooms and rooms per night came from the Association of National Realtants.
The data for rooms per day came from Realtortimes.com.