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SANTA ANA, Calif.

— California hotel rooms fell 2.8% in the March quarter, to 5.8 million from 6.9 million in the same period a year earlier, according in a new report from hotel analytics company Hotel Indigo.

The number of hotel rooms dropped by 2.6 million from the previous quarter, the company said Thursday.

The report showed occupancy at hotel rooms climbed by 0.7% in California, compared with a 1.5% increase in the national average.

California was one of the most expensive places in the country to stay last quarter.

The increase was driven by a drop in occupancy at hotels in California and in the Bay Area, the report showed.

It also was offset by a rise in occupancy in major cities, including Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Seattle, and Washington, DC.

The National Association of Realtors reported Thursday that hotel occupancy increased in June by 0