Another day, another list that H-Town is rocking. This time the Bayou City is once again getting props from for affordability, ranking seventh on the travel site's list of most cost effective destinations in the U.S.

The annual list takes into account city averages for hotel stay, taxis, dinner and cocktails to determine a typical trip cost. According to TripAdvisor, a room for two at a four-star Houston hotel is around $241 a night, while dinner for two with a bottle of wine runs about $72. A roundtrip taxi ride going a distance of 2 miles clocks in at just over $18 and cocktails for two at a local five-star hotel bar are roughly $23.

According to, Honolulu is the most expensive domestic spot (no surprise) and Las Vegas and Miami are the most affordable (they mustn't be counting the hotels in South Beach).

It's little shock that the South continues to be the most affordable region year after year. Five of the ten most affordable cities were in the South, including Dallas, Atlanta and New Orleans.

One possible sign of increased stability in the travel market, the average nightly hotel rate for a four-star property is up 18% over summer 2012.

And here's some food for thought: travelers can spend one night in Honolulu hotel or three nights in a Las Vegas hotel for the same price.

For more details and the complete list, visit And to check out rates and book a Houston hotel, click here.