Hotel / Motel Tax Collections are Strong in Murfreesboro, Indicating More Hotel Guests than Pre-Pandemic Levels

Jul 12, 2022 at 11:51 am by WGNS

Graph showing Hotel / Motel Tax Collections in Murfreesboro, TN

The hotel/motel tax collected in Murfreesboro continues to go up, which means more and more people are returning to Rutherford County for their travels. So far this year, there has been a sizable increase in hotel stays that indicate an increase over pre-pandemic numbers. On top of that, tax collections are more than half OVER what was budgeted in the city’s original forecast.

This is one case of where being over budget is a positive, because it represents higher tax collection numbers, which means more people are visiting the Murfreesboro area and more hotel rooms are being rented to guests.


Overall, hotel/motel tax collections are up by 38% for the year. Recently released results also indicate that hotel stays, as seen in the form of the hotel tax being collected, have increased by 60% over last year’s numbers through May. Reports also show that local hotels stays are higher than pre-pandemic levels, according to tax collections by the City of Murfreesboro.

The city reports good news all the way around for hotels and motels in Murfreesboro and suggests, “This upward trend is expected to continue.”

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