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Love will cost you on Valentine's Day in Atlanta

It's no secret that the price of certain items such as flowers and dinners can cost two to three times as much on Valentine's Day as any other day, but a recent analysis from travel website, Hipmunk, found that hotel rooms follow the same trend .

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On average, in the U.S., a hotel room during Valentine's Day weekend will cost you 25 percent more.

In Atlanta, the cost of a V-day hotel room increases 68 percent from $144 to $242 during Valentine's Day.

That puts Atlanta at number six on the list of cities with the highest increase in room prices. Reno, Nevada is number one with a 114 percent increase in hotel prices.

It also happens that Atlanta is the 11th most popular destination for lovers on Valentine's Day.

So if you're looking for a romantic weekend getaway in the metro area, shop around.

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Nedra Rhone has been a features reporter with the AJC for 10 years. She’s written about everything from fashion to food to news.