Golf fans headed to Augusta will find little lodging available and what’s still up for grabs is going for top dollar.
The stately Partridge Inn is booked solid, as is the case each year during Masters Week. It’s a bargain if you want to check it out once the green-jacket crowd has evacuated: if you stay next Wednesday night, it’ll set you back just $158, according to Hotel Tonight.
For an idea of how insane prices are this week, a one-night stay this week approaches $800 at no-frills places like Holiday Inn Express locations downtown and in east Augusta. If you go next week, you can nab rooms at these places starting at $111.
HomeToGo, a vacation rental search engine that partners with a number of providers, pulled some data that gives an idea of how precious real estate is during golf’s holiest week.
The average price of a night’s lodging in Augusta is $305 during the tournament, compared to $83 the week after. By the way, the average price of a night’s lodging anywhere in the country this week is $189.
But strong demand shows hotel and other lodging accommodations are justified in demanding a premium during this week. The vacancy rate, according to HomeToGo, is just 11 percent.