Tourists have tens of thousands of options to consider when they visit San Diego – and many of the newest ones aren’t in traditional hotels or in parts of the city with lots of spare hotel rooms.
The city’s now home to more than 3,100 short-term rentals registered on Airbnb, and nearly half of them are in six San Diego neighborhoods: Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, La Jolla, North Park, East Village or Ocean Beach, according to San Francisco-based Beyond Pricing, which optimizes pricing for short-term rentals and Airbnb hosts.
Two factors bind each of the city’s Airbnb hotspots. They’re known for high hotel occupancies or relatively few hotels, or both.
The map raises an obvious question: What do all these Airbnb digs mean for San Diego hoteliers?
No one seems to know yet.